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FAMILY BUSINESS GALLERY OPENS AT ANNA KUSTERA
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by Rachel Corbett
Visitors to Anna Kustera Gallery in recent days may have been surprised to find not the usual bubbly, raven-haired proprietor in the office, but a surly, baritone-voiced Italian instead — Maurizio Cattelan himself. Though he has vowed to retire from art making after his Guggenheim Museum retrospective closes on Jan. 22, apparently he isn’t going far.
“I like to tell people he gave up making art to be my intern,” Kustera said. “It would be fun, wouldn’t it? But, no, it’s not true.” Instead, Kustera has walled off a 125-square-foot section at the front of her West 21st Street space for Cattelan and New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni to launch a new gallery, named Family Business, scheduled to open in February.
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