Common Ground#903

Aesthetic Confessions: Peter Blum Gallery

Featuring Peter Blum, David Blum, and Phyllis Tuchman, with Seth Amos


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Gallery Founder Peter Blum and Director David Blum join Rail Editor-at-Large Phyllis Tuchman for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Seth Amos.

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Peter Blum

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Peter Blum has collaborated with a wide range of artists both as a gallerist and publisher since he began his career in 1971 at Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland. In 1980, after moving to New York, he founded Peter Blum Edition, where he was among the first print publishers to work with a new generation of European and American artists. In 1984, Blum co-founded PARKETT magazine, working directly with international artists and critics to create an engaging forum for contemporary art. In 1993 Peter opened his first gallery space in SoHo and has since had spaces in Chelsea, 57th Street, and currently 176 Grand Street.

David Blum

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David Blum is currently the Director of Peter Blum Gallery where he has been working for 15 years. Over the years at Peter Blum, David worked as an art handler, registrar, assistant to the Director, and Associate Director. Previously he worked at Sotheby’s Auction House for two years.

Phyllis Tuchman

Phyllis Tuchman
Critic and art historian Phyllis Tuchman teaches and writes about art, particularly sculpture. She has taught at Williams College, Hunter College, and the School of Visual Arts. She is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Seth Amos reading.

Seth Amos

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Writer and editor Seth Amos is cofounder and former poetry editor of Rivet: The Journal of Writing That Risks. He served on the editorial team at Lapham’s Quarterly. His work has been published in or is forthcoming from Tin House, Cagibi, Blood Orange Review, The Fourth River, The Canopy Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn.

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