White Cube is pleased to announce Al Held (1928–2005) as the first artist estate to join the gallery. Led by John Good, Director of Artists’ Estates, White Cube will commence global representation of the Al Held Foundation in January 2019.
John Good, White Cube Director of Artists’ Estates said: ‘Al Held was recognised in the 1950s as a formidable talent in the downtown New York art scene. Looking at his abstract paintings today, you can see that he was way ahead of his time, and as such, his work speaks to a number of contemporary practitioners of abstraction. We look forward to sharing Held’s work with a wider international audience and bolstering the understanding of his probing intellect. The Al Held Foundation will serve as the cornerstone of our efforts to work with the estates of artists.’
Daniel Belasco, Executive Director of the Al Held Foundation said: ‘The Al Held Foundation is delighted to become the first artist foundation to join White Cube. Al Held was a leading proponent of expanding the language of modernist abstraction. This visionary gallery’s record of supporting artists through a dynamic mix of stunning exhibitions, scholarly publications, and compelling public programmes aligns with both the pictorial ambition of Held’s art and the educational mission of the Foundation. We look forward to joining White Cube’s international roster of artists.’