LONDON.- Trinity House
, the London-based international dealers in high quality 19th and 20th century art, are to open a gallery in New York to enable them to expand their operation in the United States. The gallery at 24 East 64th Street in Manhattan is in the heart of New Yorks Upper East Side. It is in the building occupied by Pucci, the fashion house founded by the Italian designer Emilio Pucci, and opposite the renowned art dealers Wildenstein & Co. The off-street premises has exhibition space and offices and will open in early September.
Simon Shore and Steven Beale, the sole owners of Trinity House, have appointed Philip Mezzatesta to run the New York gallery for them. Philip is not only a good friend but is a perfect fit for our New York operation, they said. He has a vast experience of the New York art scene spanning 15 years and has established vital links with museum curators across the American continent. He studied art history at Columbia University, New York and at the University of St Andrews in Scotland.
Trinity House has established a reputation for exhibiting exceptional paintings, works on paper and sculpture since it was founded by Shore and Beale in 2006. It began life in the picturesque English village of Broadway in the Cotswolds, where it still has a base, but last year opened a gallery over two floors at 50 Maddox Street in Mayfair in the centre of Londons internationally important art market district. Its new gallery in New York will mean that for the first time it will be based in both the principal centres of the global art trade ensuring easy access for collectors and museum curators.
Trinity House is particularly strong in Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Modern British works of art and artists exhibited recently have included Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Eugene Boudin, John Singer Sargent, Maurice de Vlaminck and Henry Moore. It was established by Shore and Beale as a response to a changing art market. They recognized that clients not only want to be offered fine works of art but also receive expert, straightforward advice on buying art and building a collection. Shore has a degree in Valuation of Fine Art and has worked in the art world for 16 years for both public and commercial galleries. Beale has been in the art trade for 13 years buying and selling internationally.