First: Amanda Browder and guest host Tom Sanford talk to New York Gallerist Leo Koenig.
From the Leo Koenig Site:
Leo Koenig opened his gallery in 1999 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There, he presented both promising young talent and established, historically significant artists. Within a year, the gallery moved to Manhattan, first to a space in Tribeca, then to Centre street in soho, where we were for 4 years. In August 2005, we opened our new ground floor space at 545 West 23rd Street in the heart of Chelsea.
For six years now, Leo Koenig Inc. has been presenting a surprising mix of fresh exhibitions, anchored by a well-learned tradition of publication. Ever vigilant that the artist’s work be seen in an appropriate context, the gallery has been dedicated to producing catalogues with penetrating essays, and limited-edition artist books.
With a focus on painting and sculpture, Leo Koenig Inc.’s current roster includes some of the most internationally renowned emerging and mid-career contemporary artists.
Next: Brian Andrews, Marc LeBlanc and Patricia Maloney discuss the BioTechnique show at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, which Brian Andrews thinks is utter crap.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Blum & Poe
Direct download: Bad_at_Sports_Episode_122-Leo_Koenig.mp3
Open letter to Amanda
Contrary to your comments in the opening minutes of this weeks show there are people in the Midwest that know New York exists. Some of us have even been to Leo Koenig’s gallery!
Gruss Leo. Sie sind nicht zufÃ¤lligerweise mit Kaspar KÃ¶nig verwandt, sind Sie? Nice job Amanda and NYC bureau.
As best as I can translate:
“Gruss Leo. You are not coincidentally related with King Kaspar, are you?”
Yeah, but NOT “King” Kaspar — I mean the curator named Kaspar KÃ¶nig. “KÃ¶nig” means king, but I meant it as the name.
Great interview Amanda! I’m excited to see who you talk to next. Thank you Leo!
To open letter/ hayseed:
What’s the midwest? Isn’t that where all the terrorists come from? And you know where Leo Koenig lives? You’ve been to his house?! What are you saying!?