36-year-old gallerist Rachel Uffner emerged on the scene in 2008–not exactly the most oppurtune year to launch a business. More fortunate, or perhaps by sharp instinct, was that she set up shop on Orchard Street, a little below Grand, amid rickety tenement buildings and Chinatown offshoots.Read more »
Alexander Iolas was an eccentric Greek dealer who is credited with introducing America to major Surrealist figures–including René Magritte, Max Ernst, Giorgio de Chirico. He also gave a certain 23-year-old Pittsburgh-born illustrator his first show: "Andy Warhol: 15 Drawings Based on the Writings of Truman Capote," in 1952.
With three jam-packed floors arranged by each of three curators—Stuart Comer, chief curator of media and performance art at MoMA; Anthony Elms, associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and Michelle Grabner, an artist and professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago—visitors could (and should!) spend an entire day wandering the Whitney Biennial.