Which young gallerists are making waves in the American art world – whether promoting the best emerging artists or reviving the reputations of neglected figures? And which of the legion of digital start-ups look set to change how we engage with art, and trade it?
Taymour Grahne is a trailblazer when it comes to pro-moting Middle Eastern art in the US. Born in London of Lebanese-Finnish descent, he studied International Relations before taking a Masters degree in Art Business at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York. By the time he opened his eponymous gallery in Manhattan’s Tribeca district in 2013, he had already made his name as an expert on contemporary North African and Middle Eastern art through his popular blog, Art of the Mid East. Little wonder, then, that he has already placed works in major museums worldwide.