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
Suite 120
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.

Circa 2005


proudly announces the opening of
with the photography of

May 20 - August 12, 2005


David LaChapelle once said: "My goal is to get my pictures torn out of the magazine and up on the refrigerator. I've always thought of the magazine as the gallery and the refrigerator as the museum. If my pictures make it to someone's fridge, I'm really happy."

New opened Goss Gallery in Dallas will be the shiniest refrigerator to show the best of LaChapelle's pictures from the late 80's to today

50 oversize (50 x 60 inches) colorful, unfettered staged photographs, both bizarre and gorgeous, will be on show. The exhibition will be comprised of works that were previously exhibited at the Barbican Museum in London for LaChapelle's retrospective show and will also feature new work not previously exhibited.

"Of all the photographers inventing surreal images, it is Mr. LaChapelle who has the potential to be the genre's Magritte."

- Richard Avedon,The New York Times

Helmut is not very impressed by current photography. "There's a lot of pornographic pictures taken by the young today" he said. ...A lot of nudity is just gratuitous. But someone who makes me laugh is David LaChapelle. I think he's very bright, very funny and good."

- Helmut Newton,The New York Times


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.


Artists 2007

Adam Ball
Piot Brehmer
Richmond Burton
Richard Caldicott
Fieroza Doorsen
Huger Foote
Leo de Goede
Horst P. Horst
Richard Hudson
Kobi Israel
Angela Jarman
Jean-Pierre Khazem
Matthias Koster
David LaChapelle
Kate Malone
Mary McCartney
Garry Fabian Miller
Junko Mori
James Nares
Francesco Patriarca
Klaus Scheckenbach
Ettore Spalletti
Junior Toscanelli
Stella Vine
Neil Wilkin



2007 Current Exhibition

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.





Goss Gallery to Open in Dallas Featuring International Contemporary Art

Dallas (ots/PRNewswire) - 2006

Super Star Musician George Michael, Partner of Owner Kenny Goss, to Attend Grand Opening; First Exhibition Will Feature Works By Photographer David LaChapelle; LaChapelle to Be in Attendance; London's Noted Hamiltons Gallery to Be Consultant in Curating Exhibitions

The much anticipated Goss Gallery, owned by Dallas native Kenny Goss and featuring international contemporary art and photography, will open its doors with a private party on May 19 with an exciting exhibition of large scale photographic works by photographer David LaChapelle. The show will open to the general public on Friday, May 20, and continue until August 12.

Super star musician George Michael, partner of Kenny Goss, is flying from London with Goss to attend the private May 19 preview event along with other VIPs and friends of Goss and Michael's. David LaChapelle, whose work is the premiere exhibition, will be arriving from Los Angeles. Notable artists also scheduled to attend include Stella Vine, Richmond Burton, Gary Komarin and Richard Hudson, all of whom will have featured shows at Goss Gallery in the coming months.

"Kenny's from Dallas so we chose to have a home there and the city has become my favorite place in America. Both Kenny and I love contemporary art and we wanted a gallery that would take the Dallas art scene to a whole new level. David LaChapelle is brilliant and his work is sexual, bizarre and gorgeous. Both of us adore his work and Dallas will never be the same once they see Goss Gallery and David's art," said George Michael.

Goss Gallery is built on Kenny Goss' love and appreciation of outstanding contemporary art that he and George Michael have collected and enjoyed at galleries and art fairs in New York, Los Angeles, London and throughout Europe. Goss, a successful businessman, and George Michael, possess an extensive contemporary art collection that graces their homes in Dallas, London and the British countryside.

The show will include a retrospective of some of LaChapelle's most noted works including selections from his show at the Barbican Museum in London, Europe's largest multi-arts venue, as well as new work that has not previously been shown.

"When you walk into Goss Gallery, it will be one-of-a-kind, vibrant and exciting," said Goss. "Dallas has many serious art collectors who travel the world to purchase pieces. My vision is to bring a truly international gallery program to Dallas that will entice serious collectors, as well as those who are looking to build a new collection."

London's respected Hamiltons Gallery (www.hamiltonsgallery.com ) will act as a consultant -- not only serving as a curator for exhibitions and acquisitions, but also advising on the overall look and operation of Goss Gallery. Owned by Tim Jefferies and known as one of the world's leading galleries of late 20th century photography, Hamiltons embarked on a major refurbishment in 2000 and its exhibition schedule has evolved to include a diverse selection of contemporary paintings. Past exhibitions included Robert Mapplethorpe, Irving Penn, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Tom Wesselman, as well as a number of young contemporary American artists such as Jack Pierson and Richmond Burton, among others.

Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi, Hamiltons Gallery Manager for the past five years, will maintain his position in London while also undertaking the position of Director and Curator of Goss Gallery.

The 3,200 square-foot Goss Gallery is located at 2500 Cedar Springs Road (at Fairmount) in Uptown Dallas.