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June 9, 2009

Kim Heirston Art Dealer

Kim Heirston was raised in Huntington by her single mother, an employee at Grumman Aerospace. After graduating from Yale, where she flirted with the idea of becoming an actress, Heirston worked at prominent New York galleries like PaceWildenstein and Robert Miller before becoming the director of Stux Gallery in 1989. Although several collectors wanted to back her to open a gallery, she decided instead to begin an advisory business in the early 1990s—and procured her first clients Cindy Shermans and Damien Hirsts at prices that would make current collectors dizzy with jealousy. Continue reading here

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