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HI there, thanks for the site, I love it and check it regularly. I have also posted. One thing I noticed ishow many comments there are re: "too many male artists" or "not friendly towards women". Which made me realize that you could have a category for lack of diversity or "banana vs. no banana" as per the Guerilla Girls...this is a place where people will talk as long as they are anon...I think that's a huge, huge issue in the artworld and people should be held accountable for that. (See comments re: Bob Nickas, Dalrymple, Momim for example and a bunch of others I don't remember...
include: ?yancey richardsongallery pollermichael foleystar 67hasted huntjanet bordendavid gibsonyossi miloclampartraul zamudiowhite boxchristopher henry
Brooklyn's Star 67 became Chelsea's Sixtyseven became Lower East Side's Thierry Goldberg. I'll add the others within the week.
I can't believe Christian Haye's The Project is not in this list! Tons of gossip there. And how about adding Tyler Green to the list?
Added everything except Tyler Green. Is there a reason he should be added? I don't think he reviews or curates much contemporary art in New York.
haunch of venision, should be added, as well as a death watch page like they have on eater.com so we can see who is likely to go out soon.
Added: Haunch of Venison, Von Lintel, Rachel Uffner, Collette Blanchard, Andreas Grimm, Moeller Snow, Southfirst.DeathWatch is a good idea, thanks.
Can you add a London section???Many upcoming dealers are VERY BAD to pay their artists, assured from experience, unfortunately
Creative Time/Anne PasternakSalon 94how about grad schools in the area? SVA, Columbia, Yale, International Center of Photography, etc. love to hear comments on those!
I'm an artist in new york, making a living from sales for twelve years in a major gallery. I've posted a few times, if I know the subject personally. I notice that you get a lot of envy-based comments, or they seem that way. I admire the scope of your project but fear that you might of bitten off more than you can chew. The level of professional bitterness out here is amazing. I have heard numerous rumors about myself that are incredibly false. I will continue to post as I also think it's a great idea. thanks and keep it up!
what about David Ebony (Art in America)...he's great.Or Glenn Lowry(MOMA)
instead of putting links in the comments, can you link them near the gallery's name?
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Bloggers cannot be hit with libel suits on the basis of anonymous postings on their Web sites because federal law grants them immunity by explicitly stating that they cannot be treated as the "publisher" of such comments.Section 230 immunity applies to forum board operator.DiMeo v. Max (2006), affirmed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 9/2007.
there's nothing anonymous - all of these posts can be traced back to IP addresses.
Would you please add the auction houses?
Added: Auction Houses (Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips), Creative Time, David Ebony, Salon94.
what about Paddy Johnson?
How about an artists shared experience/advice type section? Artists pose a question and people familiar with the situation in their experience can offer insight?
Bridge Art Fair
You should have a special catagory for shippers,I have some stories of some real assholes. They should be outed for their slimy practices.
Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn,Yvonne Force Viareal,Andrea K. Scott
James Frey, Andy Spade and Bill Powers' Half Gallery on the LES.
how about the benefit racket?What are the good ones?Who deserves what?The Kitchen offers the artists 50% of the total.Yeah Deb!Anyone else?As Chuck Close once said about that whole routine "Artists are the last of the suckers!"SOME INTSTITUTIONS SHOULD DIE!!!LIKE WHITE COLUMNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gary Carrion-Murayarico-curator of the Whiteney Biennial 2010
Michael Werner GalleryFine Art Shippers (This could be very useful)
Linda Norden - curatorHelen Molesworth - curatorBennett Simpson - curator
Added: Bennett Simpson, Linda Norden, Helen Molesworth, Andrea K. Scott, Yvonne Force Villareal, Half Gallery, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Michael Werner Gallery, Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn.Please provide names of art shippers to list.
Art Shippers to listMOJO, A-4, Fred Warden, AD Trucks, SAT, Primary, Artex, Crozier, Art-Ship, Air/Sea, Gander and White, Winchester, Fortress, Wel-Pak Surround Art
artist residencies perhaps? esp. NYC studio programs..
Gianni Jetzer - Director, Swiss InstituteNeville Wakefield, Curator
Wait, it Greene Naftali NOT on this list...please add...Thx
peter scheldahl please. just so I can send him love notes.
i wanted to say the premise of the website is really invaluable and I appreciate what your trying to do.Hearing artists other artists bitch to me about their galleries not paying and then having to front to the world that they are doing good and that the gallery is doing good, well its good to finally have a place to really out this practice and hopefully safeguard artists from being robbed by dealers. Even if you can not control all the contents of the posts, it seems looking over the entries that the number of entries for galleries that don't pay or with people who are difficult, the message gets out. The galleries that were not paying my friends are indeed being talked about for that here. The dealers of my friends who are difficult, act unprofessionally, who I have seen be difficult-are indeed commented on for those qualities. pretty much to a T.artists, unless they are on-inner circle tracks would not know what they are walking in to. I was hoping for a site like this. It will take a lot of the wolves out of the shadows. Then you can make your own decision to deal with them still if you can afford the costs. And some people can.one of the galleries that closed without paying artists in the last year- I was thinking of showing with, had studio visits lined up. Because I am leveraging everything to make art, showing with them and then not getting paid could have sunk my whole boat. seems a lot of dealers defend themselves for non-payment as being altruistic for just showing your work. They also bitch about their overhead to artists and to me. I have told one dealer who went under who was asking artists to give him money for rent when he had millions in his pocket-that 'sure-your artists should help pay for your rent, and then you can help pay for their art school education, their studio, electrical, studio time, materials, books, study time, museum time, time sitting there listening to their dealer say they have no money to give over the half of the sales price they embezzled on the work they sold.'glad that your putting up this blog
Tobey Fine ArtsDFN Galleryd.u.m.b.o arts center
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery
add regis krampftook my full payment for a piece at a fair, then lied about why i couldn't pick it up, while he sold it to another collector for more $, then took months to return my check to me. i'm not naive. i know some dealers do this all the time. still bad karma.
Please add:Corkin GalleryShe's in Toronto (Canada), but has done Basel for years, has appeared in Chicago, Shanghai, Basel Miami, will be in the Armory this year.She takes the cake!!!
Cheryl McGinnis Gallery, she is so supportive of her artists. She genuinely cares about them. She pays them immediately, several times she even paid them before she was paid by a client. Her gallery point of view is relevant, she represents many Chinese artists, has been integral in the success of artist Zhang Hongtu, she exhibits more women artists than maybe anyone. I have been showing with her for several years, and just love her. She is moving from the Upper East Side to 38th Street in the next two months. She maybe one of the few galleriest who continue to make sales in this economic downturn. I just received a check from her from a piece she sold 2 weeks ago! She is committed to the growth of her gallery and the success of her artists.
Adding nonprofits/residencies would really help emerging artists:Socrates Sculpture ParkArt OmiSmack MellonLMCCSculpture SpaceArt in General, etc. etc. etc.
Florence Lynch Gallery, 531-539 West 25th Street. She is married to Carlo Ferraris, who she shows.
Thought that I had requested some LA galleries but don't see the post here. LA seems an obvious addition to this site. We'd love to have some LA galleries listed so we can share.Some good ones are:LA LouverCherry And MartinBlum & PoeRoberts & TiltonSuzanne VielmetterHonor FraserSteve TurnerCarl BergSandroni ReyPeres ProjectsDavid KordanskyChina Art ObjectsBilly Shire Fine ArtsMark FoxxAcmeAceMarc Selwyn Fine Art GallerySamuel FreemanShoshana WaynePatrick PainterHappy Lion
Mitchell Innes and NashJay GorneyLucy Mitchell Innesadd area with collector names - maybe dealers want to vent about who doesn't pay, asks for giant discounts, only buys at benefit shows, flips/auctions without giving gallery a chance to buy back first...
Leslie Heller Gallery, another east side gallery that has had nice success in the past several years.
a warning mark next to posts that seem like duplicates from the same person. one pissed off person can make 20 posts and suddenly a good gallery looks bad.
Added: Kathleen Cullen Fine Arts, Leslie Heller Gallery, Florence Lynch Gallery, Susan Sheehan Gallery, Participant, Danese, Staley Wise, Zabriskie, Mary Ryan Gallery, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, Krampf Gallery, DFN Gallery, Tobey Fine Arts, Cheryl McGinnis Gallery.. ..and an LA section.
How about adding this blog, Come On!, it would be fun and stir things up.
Slate Gallery in Williamsburg
Gasser & Grunert Gallery
Please include Fountain Art Fair on the list of art fairs. Thanks!
I am writing to you to ask if a label/post could be set up for New Orleans dealings?This would be great as the city is experiencing a "new birth". Old establishments are feeling threatened as we see the power switch from dealer, critics, curators, editors, publishers and career theorists, back to artist and collectives.please post a New Orleans section.
how about posting comments according to date? it's tough to cross reference new comments the way things are now.
112 Greene St Studio/Gallery
This is a great site - very helpful for artists to have a space to write about bad (or good) experiences with dealers.As per an earlier post, I think adding grad schools would be a good idea (although maybe it should be a separate site). I remember it was very hard to find info when I was looking at MFA programs.Some other NYC galleries/people/etc. to include:Invisible ExportsCreative Thrift ShopBloggers (?)Louise McBain/LTB MediaArtforumSteve KaplanKate WerbleJen BekmanTrong Nguyen
Great service. I would love to see Forum Gallery, Gallery Henoch and Arcadia added.
Art MiamiTefaf MaastrichtFrieze FIACArt DubaiArt HamptonsArt RotterdamArt MoscowPalm Beach InternationalPB3thats all i can think of now, tired and just found your blog
Include Robert Wilson's Watermill Center.
Added: Slate Gallery, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Invisible Exports, Kate Werble, Jen Bekman, Gallery Henoch, Forum Gallery.
Broadway Gallery / NY Arts Magazine / World Art Media (all the same entity - vanity gallery)
Abraham Lubelski would also apply to the above
Cleopatra's(Kate McNamara + Bridget Donahue are so gracious and wonderful, I wonder what the experiences are like there)
Please add Louise Blouin Media. They publish Art+Auction, Modern Painters, Gallery Guide and Artinfo.com. They just had a third round of layoffs and decimated the already small editorial teams there, including several high level positions. There are many former and current employees who might add some interesting comments.
this blog needs a serious organizational overhaul, it's hard to follow, there needs to be more links, there's no search option or easy way to find new additions or comments, etc.and damn, how about not putting black text on top of nearly black backgrounds? it's hard to even read anything here. though i still try...
I don't think the site needs an overhaul, It works fine now that you've added the "recent comments" in the sidebar. Maybe you could increase to 10 or so instead of 5. That combined with linking of the most recent at the bottom of the multi-colored list works great. Maybe people aren't seeing the new sidebar. I think the blog is a real asset to collectors. Nice work, thanks!
I wish we had a site like this for London ! But luckily everyone in London knows enough about Fred Mann and his gallery FRED to shun thieving thugs like him and his kind. No one in New York could possibly be as evil as Fred Mann. How many artists in New York are threatened with violence when they dare ask for their money ? Fred Mann is notorious throughout London as the gallerist who never pays his artists and then threatens to ruin their personal reputations if they should dare to take him to court. But as he still shamelessly shows his face at international Art Fairs then I guess it's not inappropriate to warn artists on this forum.
Chris Bors: artist, writer and curator
How about doing Miami galleries?? You've started a big snowball!
William Cordova Artist and Curator
Verge art fair - its a joke. Michael Workman owes money all over town(s) that's why there is no more Bridge Art Fair (Workman Global Associates LLC). Doesn't anyone get it?Don't read the "about" section or your brain will implode.
Wonder if it would be possible to have a "Hows my Exhibiting"? - Dealers talking trash (or love) about artists. It would never work...it would be too easy to figure out who's talking smack. ??
The whole point of this site is that dealers and to a lesser extent curators have been able to be, up to this point, pretty opaque about their dealings. They are also in a position of power over most artists. This site does something to rectify that.Futhermore, there is already a forum for "hows my exhibiting"...it's called art criticism.
Added: Louise Blouin Media, Verge, Renee Riccardo, Red Flagg, Small A Projects, Connie Butler, Neville Wakefield, Hendershot Gallery, other cities (Berlin, Chicago, London, Miami).
Please add Dun-Rite Specialized - Fine Art Services to "Art Shippers".Thank You.
Smack Mellon in Brooklyn.
Re: Kevin Kushel, dba "Ovoworks" an artworld Photorep from NYC--not sure of current whereabouts---all artworks by those he represented and stored in his possesion are "missing" but being offered back to the artists at a price by one or more other parties. Included in the works being held hostage are all of Billy Names film and other materials-- my work is also "missing" but has so far not been offered back to me.
I hope you would consider putting art foundations and artists estates on here. There are many of these places where artists work and the conditions there are rarely discussed. Some of them work very closely with galleries and could have insight into those relations. ie: Andy Warhol Foundation, Cue Art Foundation, Dedalus Foundation, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, DeKooning Foundation, Chinati, Calder Foundation, Pollock/Krasner Foundation, The Roy Lichtenstein Foundation.
Okay added, but if you are upset or happy about something connected with Deitch you should post it under that.
Please add Doris Mukabaa Marksohn's DM Contemporary, located in Mill Neck, Long Island.
Paddy Johnson / Art Fag City
Blogger Tyler Green. This guy is so self-righteous and he currently works for Louise Blouin media, a company known to take FOREVER to pay their freelancers, fire employees at random, and gut the entire staff of their magazines to save a few bucks.
Lee Wells / Perpetual Art Machine
Nancy Smith - Art Lovers New York
Lorcan o'neill of Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome
How about NY Gallery tours? http://www.nygallerytours.com/ Raphael, the guy who runs it, outs gay and lesbian artists. Ask around. He gets belligerent when demanding to know if an artist is gay or staight from gallery personel. He used to write for the Blade. Look into what he charges for these "tours."
Yes, add a section on art shippers. There is some real dish on what goes on at these art fairs...
While I enjoy gossip I don't want to get in to contradicting other comments. However I will put in my two cents regarding Raphael (Risemberg) of gallerytours and the New York Blade based on personal experience. He was nice enough to include me in a not entirely positive but very fair review. He wasn't belligerent with the staff at my gallery. They gave him my e-mail and he asked me very politely himself if I identified as "gay, straight, bi, queer, pansexual or other" and how I would like to be referred to. He was pretty consistent about remembering to refer to me as bi. In reviews of other artists he has used whatever terms they wish like "queer but not exclusively homosexual". He's actually unusually decent in regards to respecting the right to self identify in terms of gender and orientation. When I searched the Blade's archives virtually all mentions of bisexual people were pretty negative. There was a snarky obituary about Susan Sontag being closeted, an article on the "down low" (a racist media construction long since debunked by Keith Boykin and others) and an article on bisexual men as vectors of disease transmission. Sadly this isn't unusual with LGBT publications. So if anything he went out on a limb to include me and to treat me with respect. I've also never heard of him outing anyone. There are certainly some straight male artists who were gay for pay early in their careers when it helped them make career connections. I've never heard of him outing people like that. As far as I know he only covered people who were openly LGBT and if anything he made an unusual effort to be both fair and inclusive.-Kelli Williams
Please add gallery nine5 in the Lower East Side, New York!
Smack Mellon in Brooklyn. They discriminate against male artists: All female juries; 60% of curated shows MUST have women; and you must state your gender when applying for shows. How does this place get public funding?
Tell them you are woman trapped in a man´s body, and have not gone through the surgery, that'll fuck with their PC, orthodoxical identity politics. Besides, what is to be a man or woman? Genitals?
Oh what about adding Jeffrey Deitch,as "Museum Director", and Scott Rothkopf,as "Whitney Curator".
Smack Mellon in Brooklyn
Priska Juschka is already on here -http://howsmydealing.blogspot.com/2007/11/priska-juschka-fine-art.html
Elisabeth Wingate, Art Advisor
Can't find DODGEgallery on here. They're in the LES. Can they be added?
Yes I need to add a lot of newer places. I'll get on it soon.. (Thanks).
Marianne Nems Gallery
Kira Krane (the owner of TNK ART gallery in Moscow) while participating in art shows abroad to sell her works is lying about biography of her artists, claiming them DEAD, while they are still alive!
New Gallery / Thom Andriola in Houston, Texas is to be avoided. He's a skilled and amazing sociopath - makes the artist feel like the stupid, wrong one. He misappropriates assets -- legalspeak for "steals art". I have direct experience with him. He's an insidious crook and will make you feel sorry for him. BE AFRAID and shun this guy. NOTE: He preys mostly on old artists and women.
"Ditto" re avoid New Gallery Thom Andriola in Houston. Direct experience with multiple missing works of art, lack of payment, refusal to communicate info about the work. Consignment contract with fiduciary and security interest clauses ignored.
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