Horton Gallery

Horton Gallery - C. Sean Horton

- formerly dba as Sunday.
- partnered with Frank Liu opens Chelsea space Horton & Liu, 9/2009.
- no more Liu(?) 2010

- C. Sean Horton is a founder of Big RED & Shiny and the former director of Freight + Volume.
- Sean Horton replaces Pascal Spengemann at Burlington's Firehouse Center.
- Sean leaves Burlington for New York.

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16 comments:

Hope Hilton is in Granada, Nicaragua said...

the BEST!!!

Anonymous said...

i'd like to crawl up in that beard and take a nap!

Anonymous said...

not the most stand-up guy, has burnt a couple of bridges with artists and collectors including myself for lying mostly but also for being so full of hot air.

Anonymous said...

It's tough to not piss off a few artists and collectors along the way in the art business.

Anonymous said...

If he can't sell your work, he'll drop you from his roster.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes bridges are better burned. Don't assume that the gallery wanted or needed a bridge with you.

Anonymous said...

great friend; great dealer; up front; decent; pays on time; and CHECKS ARE GOOD.

Anonymous said...

I have certainly pissed off a couple of artists and collectors along the way. I have a few enemies and I know them by name. But I'm not a liar and I'd like to think there's a little less hot air since I've been exercising (maybe it's not showing yet)!

I think it's obvious that the gallery's program is highly idiosyncratic - I show what I like. I have shown artists that I knew I probably couldn't sell. And I work with artists who are more difficult to sell or whose work I think I can sell in the future. I am always hopeful for adventurous collectors who support all kinds of work, but the gallery can't survive unless it sells work. And, it is a disservice to everyone involved to continue a relationship that isn't mutually-beneficial. I have discontinued working with a few artists - it's always a tough decision and I don't take it lightly. In over two years, only one artist has left the gallery and it was on good terms for a much bigger gallery.

I'm glad this blog exists - I hope it continues to encourage better treatment of artists. But I ask the readers to keep in mind that its anonymity allows anyone (including former associates, spiteful colleagues, rejected artists, ex-girlfriends, anyone who wishes someone ill) to post generalized slanderous attacks without any checks and balances.

Anonymous said...

I've been collecting for the last 15 years and Sean is truly one of the most genuine human being I've encountered in this business. Sean's great program is a reflection of who he is and where he comes from. He speaks passionately and earnestly about art. He is always generous about sending collectors to other galleries. He is an honest dealer with a heart of gold.

Anonymous said...

care to comment on the treatment of the collection of Gayleen Aiken, Sean? You mean well but you really f'd that one up.

Anonymous said...

why are the positive comments being edited out?

Buck Naked said...

Sorry, I overlooked the January 25 comment, and have just cleared it. Is that the one you mean?

Anonymous said...

sadly, the gallery doesn't handle the estate of gayleen aiken - any mishandling has been done by the regrettable, misguided organization to which she signed over the rights on her deathbed. her work deserves so much more.

Anonymous said...

actually, I think the comment to which I was referring was posted in early November.

Keltie said...
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Anonymous said...

Has a new partner and a new name: Horton and Liu:
http://hortonliu.com/