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Anna Weyant Becomes Youngest Artist To Join Gagosian

The 27-year-old artist Anna Weyant has become the youngest ever artist to join the mega-gallery Gagosian as part of their roster.

For most artists, the ascension is gradual – from small galleries to mid-sized ones, and finally to large, blue-chip galleries. However, the rise of Anna Weyant has been astronomical. She has joined the select list of artists who had a chance to join a gallery as large as Gagosian before they turned 30. Incidentally, Weyant has also been observing a rapid rise in the market prices of her works. At a Sotheby’s auction in Hong Kong last month, one of Weyant’s works sold for $513,900 – more than 10times its pre-sale estimate.

Gagosian Gallery, New York

Anna Weyant will be joining Gagosian exclusively, which means she will only be showing her works at the mega gallery. This means that she would have to cut her ties with 56 Henry and Blum & Poe (where she had her first show last year). At Gagosian, Weyant will have a chance to showcase her works at any of the gallery’s 19 worldwide locations. She has already secured her first show – a solo show in New York this fall.

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In most of her works, Anna Weyant tends to paint women in contemplative, thoughtful poses. Her subjects often seem to be in a deep psychological state, with a bit of darkness cast on their psyche. She prominently uses muted colours in her works and cites the Dutch Old Master paintings as her inspiration. Speaking of her, the Gagosian said: “[Weyant] conveys an understanding of her work’s roots while eliciting an immediate and emotional response.”