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The new Mary Boone.
Marianne works super hard for her artists and has a lot of integrity. Her artists come first, not her wallet.
works super hard is a false statement. her people work super hard. She sleeps (around) super hard. I for a fact know she was with Kent Logan (the married collector). And integrity does not run in the family. she's now picking up all of Shane Campbell's artists it seems.
Attacking Marianne's personal life of ten years ago? Bring her father into this? you are a douche. All that is in question here is her business dealings. Her gallery is in transition, but she is one seriously committed and awesome art dealer as well as an excellent human being.
According to their websites:Shane Campbell:Anthony Pearson 2003Anthony Pearson February 17 - March 24, 2007Jay Heikes "The Sixth Re-telling" November 11–December 20, 2006Jesse Chapman, Aliza Nisenbaum, William J. O'Brien July 7- August 4, 2007William J. O'Brien "the axis mundi" September 1 - September 29, 2007Marianne Boesky (actual website has nothing but address etc. artnet only has 2008 2007 shows):Jay Heikes: Like a Broken Record Oct 13 - Nov 10, 2007William J. O’Brien and Anthony Pearson | Project Space Nov 17 - Dec 22, 2007Aren't galleries supposed to get their artists shows in other cities, aren't galleries supposed to work together like that? All three are still listed on Shane's site.
are you so bored with your own life that you have to find ways to judge and attack people youve probably never met? that woman works her ass off and has no family jack behind her.
It seems that the program has been trimmed down, and a few artists are out now that the website is up and running again..
shane campbell is a chicago gallery, its a testament to him that he gets his artists into galleries out of town, and visa versa. thats the idea , right? its not stealing artists in this case.
Shane Campbell is a peach. Marianne is okay, though seemingly not interested in talking about work seriously, but that's not unusual for a dealer. There is, however, a lot of talk about the gallery going pear-shaped soon. From people who aren't accustomed to talking badly about other galleries.
what does pear shaped mean? doesnt sound good.
Marianne rocks. She works super hard for her artists, supports them far beyond other programs. I curated a show with one of her artists, she helped pay for publication, transportation and was generally helpful and a pleasure to work with.
just checked out your site for the first time after hearing about scathing attacks on lisa spellman. shame! she is a fantastic gallerist. and so is marianne boesky. lets not forget that murakami owes alot to boesky. im watching her young stable with interest. bonakdar's too. now zwirner- not sure what he offers other than alot of square feet and ego. without wirth, where's the real context.
mellisa gordon, anthony pearson, william j obrien, heikes, donachie... those are good young artists.
I think there's two Marianne Boeskys. The first was the Marianne Boesky of the past, with Yuskavage, Sze, and Murakami (amongst others) - highly decorative and "light" work, maybe not so deep on the conceptual side. MB came out of the gate fast with these artists, probably made some mistakes and lousy judgment calls in her personal life as well (as noted above), and thought the good times would roll forever. The second MB is the one I see now - wiser (and much happier and settled) in her personal life, and more interested in 'playing for history' with artists of a much more conceptual, less outwardly flashy nature. The summer group exhibition she has up now is such an indicator - very esoteric and complex, not geared just for 'the market,' but for much more serious curatorial consideration (Roberta Smith gave the show quite the amazing rave review in the NY Times). I think that MB, given time to develop this newer and more thoughtful direction, might become a very serious player - time will tell.....
Could not agree more with the above statement. There is something exciting about seeing a gallery shift so radically. Calling her the new Mary Boone is absurd. Mary Boone tried to do the same thing over and over again, Boesky has done a complete shift.
I heard from one of her directors that she is considering either getting rid of alot of her less talented artist or just closing and going into private dealing. There is no money coming in and enormous overhead
the rumor i heard was she was expanding.
she already got rid of nine artists last winter. she's not going anywhere. too proud, too successful.
Flashes of Marianne Boesky of the past...she threw a 40th birthday party last fall for Liam on the 11th floor roof of the warehouse on Bethune and Westside Highway. Party was well-attended and a good time. She hired a troupe of chubby, unattractive gay dancers to dance naked in a circle around her husband. Quite the sight. Believe me, I bartended the party. Peter Callahan catered it.
Just an FYI relating to the post directly above by 'Anonymous July 31 2009' - Marianne did indeed throw her husband a lovely 40th B-day party. BUT - the troupe of chubby, unattractive gay dancers were organized and hired by Liam's best guy friends as a good natured and fun birthday surprise/joke - Marianne wasn't involved with that! Just setting the record "straight." :-)
Marianne is one of the great people out there. Not only is she committed to her artists and her work, she maintains a strong commitment to balance her family life as well. Artists in her stable feel that she is indeed taking the long view and not rushing into short term dollars at the expense of the longer term. She's a wonderful talent, professional, mentor, mother and friend. Don't sell this woman short. She's one of the greats.
Certainly not looking like she's in transition anymore with several great shows in a row. Her program is taking shape again. Working with Hans Op De Beeck now. Funny how things change. Wouldn't count her out. Others are looking stagnant while she seems to be taking the bull by the horns.
Just heard that she is expanding - but not in an expected or obvious way - she's taking out a townhouse on the Upper East Side, and will be complimenting the gallery artists she shows in the current downtown Chelsea space with very serious historical surveys in the new uptown space. She must have done something right to be expanding in such a manner at a time like this, no? That's a serious commitment, and a very impressive move for a gallery such as hers. Can you imagine Rosen, Spellman, et al doing something like that now?
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