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Art Basel: Why the Upper East Side is one of the best places to see art in New York today

A more recent newcomer is the South African Goodman Gallery, which has championed some of the continent’s best-known artists, like William Kentridge and El Anatsui. Owner and director Liza Essers had become well-acquainted with the Upper East Side after years of visiting New York for art fairs, but it was during the pandemic, when advisory firm Adler Beatty offered up its 69th Street showroom for presentations by Goodman’s artists, that she felt it was time to make the move. ‘It made us realize the potential of the Upper East Side,’ Essers tells me. This week, Goodman will open an office and viewing room inside a brick townhouse on 67th Street. The new location follows outposts in Cape Town, London, and Johannesburg, where Goodman was founded in 1966 by dealer Linda Givon.

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