Sarah Hasted was the founding partner and director of galleries, Hasted Hunt and Hasted Kraeutler. In March of 2016, she joined Edelman Companies as a consultant and Vice President of Edelman Arts. There she instituted and implemented their new Photography Department, specializing in mid-career artists and secondary market works.
For more than 20 years, Hasted has been known for her innovative promotion and appreciation of contemporary and vintage photography and artists. She works with clients worldwide to develop vintage photography and contemporary art collections for private residences, corporate headquarters, hotels, and foundations. Hasted places work by emerging, and established artists in collections worldwide and specializes in the resale and exhibition of works by such recognized artists as, Pablo Picasso, Jean Dubuffett, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Roy Lichtenstein, Brice Marden, Agnes Martin, Andy Warhol, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Lewis Baltz, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Diane Arbus, and many others.
She continues to advise a broad base of international clients, and travels extensively to international art fairs in such destinations as Switzerland, Berlin, and Brazil, as well as to major exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale.
In 2005, Hasted was one of the founding partners of her own public gallery, Hasted Hunt in New York. In the middle of the economic recession, she took a risk and relocated the gallery to a prestigious ground floor location on 24th Street in the heart of New York’s art world in Chelsea, in 2009, and the gallery became Hasted Kraeutler. There, she coordinated local and international exhibitions of the gallery’s artists, presenting early shows by Jean-Paul Goude, Albert Watson, Martin Schoeller, Erwin Olaf, Paolo Ventura, Andreas Gefeller, Pierre Gonnord, Kim Dong Yoo and Awol Erizku in her gallery, and in cities from Paris to Madrid. She also discovered and strategized artist’s careers worldwide. Working closely with each artist to place works in collections, edit and curate exhibitions, secure, edit and promote monographs and publications for each one. They all received much critical acclaim and coverage in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, Photo District News, Paper Magazine, The Daily Mail, Surface, The Guardian, The International New York Times, ArtForum, The Art Newspaper Fortune Magazine , The Art Economist, Artforum, Harper’s Bazaar, Modern Painters, New York Daily News, New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, and Time.
She has consulted for many private collectors and has placed artwork with numerous major museums and corporate collections, including consistently facilitating museum exhibitions for its artists and placing their work in such esteemed institutions as the Brooklyn Museum, FLAG Art Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Milwaukee Art Museum, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum of Modern Art, National Gallery of Canada, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, North Carolina Museum of Art, Rockfeller Foundation, Samsung Museum of Art, The Library of Congress, The Margulies Collection, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of the Netherlands, Rijksmuseum, The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, and the West Collection.
Regarded as a showcase for emerging international talent and established artists, Hasted’s gallery became a highly recognized venue for contemporary art worldwide, and was home to singular, pioneering exhibitions and has helped foster the careers of some of the most original, wide-ranging, and international artists working today. The gallery’s artists were featured on Thirteen’s Sunday Arts, the BBC series “The Genius of Photography.” The artists she worked with were regularly recognized for their outstanding achievements by the National Endowment for the Arts, Prix Pictet, Ford Foundation, Guggenheim Foundation, the TED Prize, Deutsche Borse, W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, and won many prestigious prizes such as The Johannes Vermeer Prize, Cannes Silver Lion Award, Grammy, Lucie, and The Royal Photographic Society’ Centenary Medal, among others.
Hasted received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography in 1991. Following her undergraduate studies, she held positions in prominent New York City galleries for 10 years, where Hasted created and developed an entire photography department, acquiring the exclusive representation of all of the artists, including negotiating worldwide exclusivity.
She has been a Part-time Assistant Professor at the Parsons School of Design since 2003. For the past 14 years she has taught, championed, employed and strategized with alumni from Parsons, as well as curating the 10 year alumni MFA exhibition in 2015 at the Kellen Gallery at Parsons School of Design, with her colleague, Joseph Wolin.
Hasted serves as President of the Board of the theater arts program for urban youth, Moving Mountains Theater Company. She received an award from Moving Mountains in 2013 for her contributions to her community.