In January, we started the year by celebrating the 81st birthday of artist Georg Baselitz, famous for his expressive paintings of the 1960s – and as much a favourite with
our team as with our followers!
With Brexit seemingly around the corner (what’s changed?), we were delighted in February to welcome Greg Hands, MP of Chelsea & Fulham, for a tour of our three fine art facilities in London. Joined by one of our directors, Francelle Bradford White, we emphasised the importance of London to the international art market.
Our Instagram highlight in March saw Florida director Gilles de Greling taking a rare (and well-earned) moment to enjoy the sun following a successful put-in at LA’s inaugural Frieze Art Fair.
April marked an end of an era, as our beloved colleague Fran retired – but not without a fitting send-off party by our entire New York team!
For May, we introduced Linda Boe – General Manager at San Francisco – to our social media. Naturally she proved a hit with our followers, attracting more likes than any other post this month – well- deserved after 25 years at Gander & White!
As 2019 put climate change on the world stage, we were delighted in June to start using Rokbox crates. Fully reusable, adjustable and recyclable, we hope they will make a huge contribution to the environmental friendliness of art shipping.
July’s most-liked post was of our technician Arturo, at work in the Miami warehouse packing a contemporary artwork for overseas delivery.
One of the many brilliant artworks we had the pleasure of installing this year was this sculpture by Dustin Yellin, made of layers of glass and paint. Installed for a private client in Colorado, it was the highlight of our August feed.
Another art installation that proved most engaging with our followers in September was this throwback to Paola Pivi’s polar bear display at the Bass Museum in 2018…
…and continuing the popularity trend for eclectic art installations, October’s hit was our throwback to installing Sarah Lucas’ 11- foot-tall pair of platform boots.
As Christmas lights turned up in November, we went neon with a photo of our name above the Long Island facility. This nod to the style of Tracey Emin attracted our greatest number of likes for this month!
Yayoi Kusama’s work is iconic – instantly recognizable from across an art fair hall! Lucky for us, we get to be a lot closer than that, and here we are installing one of her works at Art Basel Miami Beach in December. Unsurprisingly our most popular post for that month!
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