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Mark McDonald


Mark McDonald opened Fifty/50 in NYC in 1982 with Ralph Cutler and Mark Isaacson. Over the next ten years the partners pioneered the researching, exhibiting, marketing, and selling of what has become known as Mid-Century Modern. In 1995, McDonald opened the Gansevoort Gallery, and in 2003 he launched his latest venture, Mark McDonald, in Hudson , continuing the tradition of collecting, exhibiting and selling fine examples of the mid-century period, in a 8,000-square-foot, circa 1910 department store.  In the past 22 years Mark has also provided appraisal services for many leading collectors and museums, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Musee des Arts Decoratifs de Montreal, The Victoria and Albert Museum, and The Vitra Museum of Design. He is frequently cited as an expert in national publications and has provided information for numerous books on the subject of design of the 1930s through the 1970s.



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In Memoriam


1st Dibs, which hosts online shops for about a dozen of Hudson’s antiques dealers, published a moving tribute this week to Jaroslaw (Jarek) Barglowski—the co-founder of Skalar Modern, who passed away this Fall. Click here to read the article, which includes remembrances from Jennifer Arenskjold, Mark McDonald, and Alfons Sutter. As noted in the memorial, Skalar remains open under the direction of co-founder Danusia Jarecka.