Make-A-Suggestion

Comment anonymously here to suggest galleries, art fairs, curators, critics, collectors, advisers for possible listing.

111 comments:

Anonymous said...

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...

A said...

include: ?
yancey richardson
gallery poller
michael foley
star 67
hasted hunt
janet borden
david gibson
yossi milo
clampart
raul zamudio
white box
christopher henry

Buck Naked said...

Brooklyn's Star 67 became Chelsea's Sixtyseven became Lower East Side's Thierry Goldberg.

I'll add the others within the week.

Anonymous said...

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?

Buck Naked said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Buck Naked said...

Added: Haunch of Venison, Von Lintel, Rachel Uffner, Collette Blanchard, Andreas Grimm, Moeller Snow, Southfirst.

DeathWatch is a good idea, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Can you add a London section???
Many upcoming dealers are VERY BAD to pay their artists, assured from experience, unfortunately

Anonymous said...

Creative Time/Anne Pasternak
Salon 94
how about grad schools in the area? SVA, Columbia, Yale, International Center of Photography, etc. love to hear comments on those!

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

what about David Ebony (Art in America)...he's great.Or Glenn Lowry(MOMA)

Anonymous said...

instead of putting links in the comments, can you link them near the gallery's name?

Anonymous said...

In law, defamation (also called calumny, libel, slander, and vilification) is the communication of a statement that makes a false claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government or nation a negative image. Slander refers to a malicious, false, and defamatory spoken statement or report, while libel refers to any other form of communication such as written words or images. Most jurisdictions allow legal actions, civil and/or criminal, to deter various kinds of defamation and retaliate against groundless criticism. Related to defamation is public disclosure of private facts which arises where one person reveals information which is not of public concern, and the release of which would offend a reasonable person. "Unlike libel, truth is not a defence for invasion of privacy."

False light laws are "intended primarily to protect the plaintiff's mental or emotional well-being."If a publication of information is false, then a tort of defamation might have occurred. If that communication is not technically false but is still misleading then a tort of false light might have occurred.

- the owner of this blog should keep a close eye out for slander and libel. there are a lot of generalized slanderous remarks allowed to be posted. slander will eventually kill this blog.

you should delete all generalized slander, closely monitor future slander, and encourage specific accounts of experiences had with specific galleries.

Buck Naked said...

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.

Anonymous said...

there's nothing anonymous - all of these posts can be traced back to IP addresses.

Anonymous said...

Would you please add the auction houses?

Buck Naked said...

Added: Auction Houses (Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips), Creative Time, David Ebony, Salon94.

Anonymous said...

what about Paddy Johnson?

Anonymous said...

Simon Preston

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

Ramis Barquet

Anonymous said...

Bridge Art Fair

Anonymous said...

You should have a special catagory for shippers,I have some stories of some real assholes. They should be outed for their slimy practices.

Anonymous said...

Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn,

Yvonne Force Viareal,

Andrea K. Scott

Anonymous said...

James Frey, Andy Spade and Bill Powers' Half Gallery on the LES.

Anonymous said...

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Gary Carrion-Murayari

co-curator of the Whiteney Biennial 2010

Anonymous said...

Michael Werner Gallery

Fine Art Shippers
(This could be very useful)

Anonymous said...

Linda Norden - curator
Helen Molesworth - curator
Bennett Simpson - curator

Buck Naked said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Art Shippers to list
MOJO, A-4, Fred Warden, AD Trucks, SAT, Primary, Artex, Crozier, Art-Ship, Air/Sea, Gander and White, Winchester, Fortress, Wel-Pak Surround Art

Anonymous said...

artist residencies perhaps? esp. NYC studio programs..

Anonymous said...

Gianni Jetzer - Director, Swiss Institute
Neville Wakefield, Curator

Anonymous said...

Wait, it Greene Naftali NOT on this list...please add...Thx

Anonymous said...

peter scheldahl please. just so I can send him love notes.

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

Tobey Fine Arts
DFN Gallery
d.u.m.b.o arts center

Anonymous said...

Cheryl McGinnis Gallery

Anonymous said...

add regis krampf
took 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.

Anonymous said...

Please add:

Corkin Gallery
She'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!!!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Adding nonprofits/residencies would really help emerging artists:

Socrates Sculpture Park
Art Omi
Smack Mellon
LMCC
Sculpture Space
Art in General, etc. etc. etc.

Anonymous said...

Florence Lynch Gallery, 531-539 West 25th Street. She is married to Carlo Ferraris, who she shows.

Anonymous said...

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 Louver
Cherry And Martin
Blum & Poe
Roberts & Tilton
Suzanne Vielmetter
Honor Fraser
Steve Turner
Carl Berg
Sandroni Rey
Peres Projects
David Kordansky
China Art Objects
Billy Shire Fine Arts
Mark Foxx
Acme
Ace
Marc Selwyn Fine Art Gallery
Samuel Freeman
Shoshana Wayne
Patrick Painter
Happy Lion

Anonymous said...

Mitchell Innes and Nash
Jay Gorney
Lucy Mitchell Innes

add 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...

Anonymous said...

Leslie Heller Gallery, another east side gallery that has had nice success in the past several years.

Anonymous said...

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.

Buck Naked said...

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.

Anonymous said...

How about adding this blog, Come On!, it would be fun and stir things up.

Anonymous said...

Slate Gallery in Williamsburg

mrjoop said...

Gasser & Grunert Gallery

Anonymous said...

Please include Fountain Art Fair on the list of art fairs. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

how about posting comments according to date? it's tough to cross reference new comments the way things are now.

Anonymous said...

112 Greene St Studio/Gallery

Anonymous said...

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 Exports
Creative Thrift Shop
Bloggers (?)
Louise McBain/LTB Media
Artforum
Steve Kaplan
Kate Werble
Jen Bekman
Trong Nguyen

Anonymous said...

Great service. I would love to see Forum Gallery, Gallery Henoch and Arcadia added.

FairGame said...

Art Miami
Tefaf Maastricht
Frieze
FIAC
Art Dubai
Art Hamptons
Art Rotterdam
Art Moscow
Palm Beach International
PB3
thats all i can think of now, tired and just found your blog

Anonymous said...

Include Robert Wilson's Watermill Center.

Buck Naked said...

Added: Slate Gallery, Klemens Gasser & Tanja Grunert, Invisible Exports, Kate Werble, Jen Bekman, Gallery Henoch, Forum Gallery.

Anonymous said...

Broadway Gallery / NY Arts Magazine / World Art Media (all the same entity - vanity gallery)

Anonymous said...

Abraham Lubelski would also apply to the above

Anonymous said...

Cleopatra's
(Kate McNamara + Bridget Donahue are so gracious and wonderful, I wonder what the experiences are like there)

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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...

Anonymous said...

Renee Riccardo

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Chris Bors: artist, writer and curator

Anonymous said...

How about doing Miami galleries?? You've started a big snowball!

Anonymous said...

William Cordova Artist and Curator

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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. ??

Anonymous said...

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.

Buck Naked said...

Added: Louise Blouin Media, Verge, Renee Riccardo, Red Flagg, Small A Projects, Connie Butler, Neville Wakefield, Hendershot Gallery, other cities (Berlin, Chicago, London, Miami).

Anonymous said...

Please add Dun-Rite Specialized - Fine Art Services to "Art Shippers".
Thank You.

Anonymous said...

Smack Mellon in Brooklyn.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Kathy Grayson

Buck Naked said...

Okay added, but if you are upset or happy about something connected with Deitch you should post it under that.

Anonymous said...

Please add Doris Mukabaa Marksohn's DM Contemporary, located in Mill Neck, Long Island.

Anonymous said...

Italian galleries

Anonymous said...

Paris dealers

Anonymous said...

christina ray/glowlab

Anonymous said...

Paddy Johnson / Art Fag City

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

Lee Wells / Perpetual Art Machine

Anonymous said...

Paddy Johnson.

Anonymous said...

William Powhida

Anonymous said...

Nancy Smith - Art Lovers New York

Anonymous said...

Lorcan o'neill of Galleria Lorcan O'Neill, Rome

Anonymous said...

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."

Anonymous said...

Yes, add a section on art shippers. There is some real dish on what goes on at these art fairs...

kelli said...

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

Anonymous said...

Please add gallery nine5 in the Lower East Side, New York!

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

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?

Anonymous said...

Oh what about adding Jeffrey Deitch,as "Museum Director", and Scott Rothkopf,as "Whitney Curator".

Anonymous said...

Smack Mellon in Brooklyn

Anonymous said...

Priska Juschka

Buck Naked said...

Priska Juschka is already on here -

http://howsmydealing.blogspot.com/2007/11/priska-juschka-fine-art.html

Anonymous said...

Broadway 1602

Anonymous said...

Elisabeth Wingate, Art Advisor

Anonymous said...

Can't find DODGEgallery on here. They're in the LES. Can they be added?

Buck Naked said...

Yes I need to add a lot of newer places. I'll get on it soon.. (Thanks).

Anonymous said...

Marianne Nems Gallery

Anonymous said...

Nuture Art

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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.

Anonymous said...

"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.