The 27 year old artist Anna Weyant became the youngest artist to join the Gagosian mega-gallery as part of their roster.
For most artists, the ascent is gradual – from small galleries to medium-sized galleries, and finally to large, blue-chip galleries. However, Anna Weyant’s rise has been astronomical. She joined the shortlist of artists who had the chance to join a gallery as big as Gagosian before their 30th birthday. Incidentally, Weyant also observed a rapid increase in the market prices of his works. To Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong last month, one of Weyant’s works sold for $513,900, more than 10 times its pre-sale estimate.
Anna Weyant will join Gagosian exclusively, which means she will only show her works at the mega gallery. This means she would have to cut her ties with 56 Henry and Blum & Poe (where she had her first show last year). At Gagosian, Weyant will have the chance to showcase his works at one of the gallery’s 19 global locations. She has already got her first show – a solo exhibition in New York this fall.
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In most of her works, Anna Weyant tends to paint women in contemplative and thoughtful poses. His subjects often appear to be in a deep psychological state, with a bit of darkness projected onto their psyches. She prominently uses soft colors in her works and cites Dutch Old Master paintings as inspiration. Speaking of her, the Gagosian said: “[Weyant] conveys an understanding of the roots of his work while eliciting an immediate and emotional response.