Is the Contemporary art world growing or shrinking? Are there more or less opportunities for artists today than in past decades? What is the future gallery model? In this episode Eric and Ando talk about the mega-art dealer David Zwirner's expanding global empire. And how over recent years the mid-level galleries have been closing their doors. The closure of these mid-level galleries have often been due to poor finances, high operating costs, art fair expenses, and lack of new risk-taking collectors. New models are emerging to combat some of these pressures, but will any of them sustain? We also call attention to spaces like TEGN: Art-space (DK), Nordic Stories (SWE), The 14th Factory (US), and Condo (US). Thanks for listening to By The Way. If you enjoy our podcast please consider becoming a patreon and support us on our Patreon page. For more By The Way, follow us on Twitter @ByTheWay_ArtPod, Facebook @By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast, and Instagram @bythewaypodcast. Or on our website Cultural Bandwidth. By The Way: A Contemporary Art News Podcast is created by Eric Wall and Ando. Links David Zwirner - New York Times New Models - Nordic Stories, The 14th Factory, Condo Complex, TEGN: Art-space, okey-dokey, New York Times article about several spaces. Books and other articles - Alain Servais, Magnus Resch, Sharon Louden. Music credits: Favorite Secrets by Waylon Thornton is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License and permission of the artist.