Goss Gallery Circa 2006
The Goss Gallery, a 3,200 square-foot space was located at 2500 Cedar Springs Road and Fairmount in uptown Dallas (2500 cedar springs road dallas , texas 75201). It opened in 2006. This was its website.
Content is from the site's 2005 - 2007 archived pages as well as other outside sources.
If you have inadvertently ended up here, the current website for the gallery now known as The Goss-Michael Foundation is found at http://g-mf.org/
1305 Wycliff Avenue
Dallas Texas 75207 USA
One of the leading contemporary British art collections in the United States, The Goss-Michael Foundation was founded by George Michael and Kenny Goss in 2007. The collection includes many important artists in contemporary art including, Damien Hirst, Michael Craig-Martin, Marc Quinn, Tracey Emin, and Sarah Lucas. In addition to displaying the private collection, The Goss-Michael Foundation works with significant Texas-based artists as part of its (FEATURE) program and supports an Artist-in-Residence program, exhibits select international artists on a rotating basis.
About Goss Gallery
Goss Gallery, on the corner of Cedar Springs and Fairmount in Dallas' thriving Uptown neighborhood, is a contemporary art gallery featuring a group of international young and established artists. It has been created to reflect the feel and program of the leading galleries of London, Paris and New York, with exhibitions of contemporary painting and photography.
Goss Gallery is built on owner and Dallas native Kenny Goss' love and appreciation of outstanding contemporary art that he has collected and enjoyed at art fairs and galleries in the U.S. and throughout Europe. Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, the internationally-recognized art advisor who has served as manager of London's respected Hamiltons Gallery, holds the position of Director and Curator of Goss Gallery.
With over 3,200 sq. ft., Goss Gallery reflects a modernism to best show the artist's work. Goss' personal office is designed as an antithesis to the clean lines of the gallery space, and embodies the feel of an art collector's personal living room. This semi-private space is hung with a revolving selection of art from Goss Gallery, thereby allowing clients a true sense of how an art selection might look in a home. The gallery also features a special book shop with rotating selections of essential must-have art books that provide food for thought to accompany the exhibitions.
Since opening the doors in May 2005, Goss Gallery has received international media acclaim and has featured a number of exciting exhibitions from world-renowned artists including: David LaChapelle, James Nares, Richmond Burton, Jean-Pierre Khazem, Ettore Spalletti and Adam Ball.
Leo de Goede
Horst P. Horst
Garry Fabian Miller
2007 Current Exhibition
"MARY MCCARTNEY: PLAYING DRESS UP"
17 May - 11 May, 2007
2007 Current Art News
London's Booming Art Market
On Feb 5, 2007 Sotheby's London tallied in sales which totaled $186,509,999. Of 98 lots offered, 75 sold, or 77%. 47 for over $1 million.
The top lot was Chaim Soutine's L'Homme au Foulard Rouge, which sold for $17,206,416 well above the presale high estimate, a new auction record for the artist.
Also records were set for Naum Gabo ($2,466,440), Wilhelm Lehbruck ($2,240,214) and Jacpues Lipchitz ($2,069,288).
Sotheby's contemporary art sale on the evening of Feb 7, was billed as the most successful ever to be staged in Europe, totaling $90,224,359. Of 79 lots offered, quite a large number, 64 sold, or 81%. Thirteen works sold for over $2 million and 26 works sold for over $2 million.
The top lot was Peter Doig's White Canoe, reportedly being sld by Charles Saatchi, which was sold for $11,301,211
Other record prices were paid for Joseph Beuys ($767,512) Tim Noble and Sue Webster ($701,320) and Albert Oehlen ($520,080)
A new record for a photograph at auction was also set, when Andreas Gursky's 99 Cent II, Diptych sold for $3,351,720. A new record for an abstract artist was set when a Gerhard Richter Abstraktes Bild sold for $5,559,912
John Lennon's Iconic "Imagine" Piano
The famous piano on which John Lennon composed "Imagine" in 1971 will be shipped to the United States by superstar musician George Michael as the centerpiece of a specially curated photography exhibition celebrating peace. This is the first time the piano has left the United Kingdom. Michael bought the piano, considered the most expensive piece of pop memorabilia, at an auction in October 2000 reportedly for £1.45m (US$2.1 million).
Don McCullin | photographer
Don McCullin is the most famous war photographer of his generation. McCullin has witnessed and reported from almost every conflict in modern history, from the 1960s in Cyprus, the Congo, Vietnam and Biafra, to the 1970s in Northern Ireland and Cambodia, to the 1980s in Lebanon. His strong and compassionate images from Vietnam depicting the struggle of United States Marines during the battle of Hue in 1968 will be featured in the exhibition.
Serge Roman | photographer
Serge Roman's eyeglasses project is a striking example of a deep dive into one topic. Titled "Everything Glasses" the work is a close inspection of all aspects of modern eyewear and is an valuable source of info on glasses in general. The work has been used by eyewear makers to help explain their products and designs. It has also been displayed at a number of design museums in NYC and LA and is currently traveling in the EU.
Tomas Munita | photographer
Tomas Munita represents the young generation of photojournalists. Working with the Associated Press, his images in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2005 present the viewer with a unique compassion and lyrical composition. Like old master paintings, the scenes evoke the personal struggle of civilians and the need for life to go on.
Gabriele Basilico | photographer
Gabriele Basilico is one of today's best known documentary photographers in Europe. Focusing on cities and industrial landscapes as his fields of investigation, Basilico was one of the first western artists to be invited to Beirut in 1991 to document the desolation left behind by 10 years of civil war. Basilico described a city "affected by skin cancer, where the scars from the long suffering were deeply embodied on its buildings." His black and white landscapes describe a destroyed city and the human alienation that war leaves behind.
Limited Edition Prints
In conjunction with the show, six images of the piano, each in a limited edition print series signed by the photographer, will be available through Goss Gallery. The images were taken by the United Kingdom's noted celebrity photographer Richard Young, who has photographed iconic stars in stage, screen and music (www.richardyoungonline.com). A collector's edition catalogue of the show will also be available for sale exclusively through the gallery with net proceeds, estimated to be 60% of the cover price, to benefit amfAR™, The Foundation for AIDS Research
AN ASIDE: When I lived in Dallas I used to visit the Goss Gallery, a wide eyed kid who dreamed of becoming a photographer. I found much inspiration there. I also was impressed how the gallery was right up front about supporting The Foundation for AIDS Research. In my family we didn't talk about AIDs, let alone gays. My education was greatly expanded when I arrived in NYC to attend NY University, earning my Bachelor's degree in photography. A two year graduate program in advanced photographic studies followed at ICP-Bard. My 2nd year internship led to my present job at the Yossi Milo Gallery. I do my own photography on the side and will soon have my first exhition at a Chelsea gallery. Recently I was in Dallas and decided to drop by the The Goss-Michael Foundation to see their current exhibition. Nothing New Under The Sun, a showcase of eight new works by the South African artist Ryan Hewett in association with Unit London had just opened. Hewett’s exhibition featured work created especially for the foundation. His use of colour and abstract shapes really spoke to me. On my flight back to NYC I sat next to a man who was intently looking at eyeglass frames. He held what looked like an eyeglasses prescription in his hand and wadding filling in information on this website. When he finished I asked him if he were ordering replacement lens online? He was. I had heard of online sites where one could order eyeglass frames and submit your lens prescrition but I had never done it. It was always easier to just go to my local eyeglass frames store and have them place the order. He explained the process and then one topic led to another and soon were were discussing our favorite prescription eyeglasses brands. By the end of the flight we had decided to share a cab into the city and then grab a bit to eat on the Upper West Side where we both lived. It will be intersting to see where this all leads.