TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES AND INK ENTERTAINMENT PARTNER TO LAUNCH TAGLIALATELLA GALLERIES TORONTO
Dominic Taglialatella joins forces with Charles Khabouth and Danny Soberano to open first Canadian location.
May 30, 2018 (Toronto, ON) –Taglialatella Galleries and INK Entertainment are pleased to announce they have partnered to launch Canada’s first Taglialatella Galleries location this June in Yorkville, Toronto. Adjacent to INK Entertainment’s new fine-dining Italian restaurant Sofia, the space is an elixir of fine art, design and entertainment, transcending the usual gallery experience.
Established in 1978 with locations in New York City, Palm Beach and Paris, the Taglialatella brand is synonymous with Modern and Contemporary art, offering expertise in a range of genres while specializing in the Pop and Street Art Movements. Exhibiting the highest quality of paintings, sculptures, and works on paper from blue chip names of the secondary market, as well as promoting the work of internationally renowned living artists – such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Logan Hicks, Rubem Robierb, Swoon and Russell Young, among others – Taglialatella Galleries has become a destination for long-time art collectors and newcomers alike.
“Spending a lot of time in our Palm Beach location, I couldn’t help but notice the large population of Canadians - especially from Toronto - who were coming into the gallery and buying art,” says Dominic J. Taglialatella, Founder, Taglialatella Galleries. “During many discussions with Canadian fashion representatives at this year’s New York Fashion week, I became more and more curious about the growing luxury market there and the increased demand for fine art.”
Led by Charles Khabouth since 1982, INK Entertainment has shaped the city’s dining, lifestyle, entertainment and design culture for more than 30 years. With an eye for strategic partnerships grounded by passion, the launch of Toronto’s Taglialatella Galleries is a natural next step for the legendary entrepreneur and country’s leading hospitality and entertainment brand.
Brian Swarts, President, Taglialatella Galleries, New York, added: “We couldn’t be more excited about our partnership with Charles, Danny and INK Entertainment as they spearhead the Toronto gallery opening with experienced contemporary art specialist and gallery director, Alan Ganev. Formerly the senior sales associate at Galerie de Bellefeuille in Montreal, Alan joins the team with extensive knowledge of the Canadian market. His passion and love for the industry will bring the new gallery to the forefront of the exploding Toronto art scene in no time.”
“As art lovers and avid collectors for many years, venturing into this space is a very natural progression for the company,” says Charles Khabouth, CEO, INK Entertainment. “What you will see is unlike anything we have in the city – the art is modern, daring and makes a statement. We will be unveiling an unbelievable piece this summer that I trust will be one of Toronto’s most Instagrammed places.”
Designed for exploration, guests can walk between the gallery and INK Entertainment’s newest restaurant Sofia through a joint thoroughfare. A destination of upper-tier dining and authentic Italian cuisine, a curated collection of art is displayed within the restaurant and available for purchase.
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About Taglialatella Galleries:
Since Dominic J. Taglialatella opened his first gallery in 1978, the Taglialatella brand has been synonymous with unparalleled expertise in a variety of genres of Modern and Contemporary art, particularly focusing on the Pop and Street art movements. Exhibiting a wide range of mediums from both the secondary market and living artists—such as Banksy, Mr. Brainwash, Logan Hicks, Russell Young, and Swoon, among others—Taglialatella Galleries has become a destination for long-time art collectors and newcomers alike. With four decades of success, Taglialatella has expanded to locations in New York City, Palm Beach, Paris and most recently, launching a Toronto location in partnership with Charles Khabouth and Danny Soberano of Ink Entertainment. Taglialatella Galleries’ flagship location in the heart of Chelsea’s art district, which notoriously houses two permanent Mr. Brainwash installations, has become recognized as a photogenic venue for exclusive events like the recent Jimmy Choo x Off-White launch party during New York Fashion week in February, 2018, as well as an impressive list of celebrity clientele. Moving forward Taglialatella remains dedicated to producing thought-provoking and original exhibitions to promote a strong variety of works from internationally renowned artists including: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Dine, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Tom Wesselmann, and many others.
About INK Entertainment:
INK Entertainment is Canada's leading lifestyle and entertainment company. Operating since 1982, INK Entertainment has demonstrated an enviable ability to read the pulse of ever-changing cultural times and tastes, responding with a host of successful enterprises, including critically acclaimed global restaurant brands Byblos (Toronto, Miami & Dubai), Weslodge (Toronto & Dubai), FIGO, MACHO Radio Bar, Estia, La Société (Toronto & Montreal), and STORYS Building; Canada’s largest Dance Music Festival VELD Music Festival; and a number of trendy clubs, including REBEL, Uniun, CUBE, Cabana Pool Bar and Dragonfly Nightclub.
Headquartered in Toronto and helmed by visionary entrepreneur Charles Khabouth, INK Entertainment's innovative approach, fusing dining, lifestyle, entertainment and design has led the company to team up with several significant industry partners including Loews Hotels & Resorts and Lifetime Developments for Bisha Hotel & Residences, the newest private label hotel and residence brand to originate in Toronto since The Four Seasons in the 1960s. For more information, visit www.inkentertainment.com or connect with INK Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter.