Archive: Issue No. 67, March 2003

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Linda Givon in The New York Times

Linda Givon, the highly influential owner of The Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg, was recently the subject of an article that appeared in the New York Times. Ms. Givon, whose roster of artists include William Kentridge, Kendell Geers, Tracy Rose and David Goldblatt, amongst others, has increasingly concentrated her redoubtable talents on promoting South African art internationally.

In conversation with ArtThrob editor, Sean O'Toole, Ms. Givon remarked on these efforts as follows. "I showed in Miami, at the Basel Art Fair, this year. It was by far and away the best art fair I had seen in my life. When I walked into the fair my stomach sunk into my feet. I thought how am I going to compete with this. Everybody had made such an amazing effort. We were showing David Goldblatt, William Kentridge, Kendell Geers, Moshekwa Langa, Tracey Rose and Zwelethu Mthethwa. We ended at that art fair by selling work by all of those artists I mentioned... The reception was so favourable. That just says it all."

Well-known fine art critic, Barbara Pollack wrote the New York Times article. You can access the article, on the New York Times website at:
www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/design
Refer to the link: When South Africa Joined the World, and the Art World

(Please note that the New York Times site requires prior registration to access its content, and that this link is supplied for information purposes only.)

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