How's My Dealing? 2.0

Worldwide Reviews by Artists for Artists of Galleries, Art Fairs, Mail Scams and more.

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  • NYC Artwalk
    If it is free, why is this part of the application for artist to enter? -this is from this webite as mentioned by artists here -https://okfrida.com/ The form excerpt below is from here - https://form.jotform.com/223318778243158 PLEASE MAKE YOUR SELECTION. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE THE PAYMENT OF YOUR SELECTION UPON APPROVAL ONE DAY SOLO SHOW $1999 (30seconds each hour for a fulL 24 hour period) ONE DAY SOLO SHOW FULL 60 seconds $2699 (your images...
  • The Other Art Fair, London UK
    I'm happy I have discovered this thread as I'm not the only participating artist in London, feeling this way. It's particularly scary making this comment as they ask you not to make any public comments about them. I feel very uncomfortable and don't work to work with a company that does that. It was particularly odd to see that a participating artists was also giving us advice on a call orgnaised by The Other Art Fair, when knowing...
  • The Other Art Fair, London UK
    As one of the participants of their latest show in London in March 2024, I also need to express my deep disappointment and frustration with the management of this fair. No sales and overall bad vibes and a salesy approach to things trying to upsell expensive additional services on top of a participation fee that is already extremely expensive. Upon researching further, I also discovered that they are not supposed to use the Saatchi name and they...
  • GAA
    Very bad experience. I took part in an event in Vienna for some years ago. Unprofessional, no curated art. I felt like been on cheep market place. But the took their money....
  • The Other Art Fair, London UK
    My experience in London with them weas extremely disappointing. They were trying to upsell me everything with huge mark ups. I had to pay hundreds in order to have a chair to sit on during the event. Having talked to fellow participating artists, they seemed to struggle to land any sales. Footfall was not amazing either, considerably different vibes from when I visited 7 years ago as a guest. This brand is dying and I would steer clear....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Terry please email me at mapscamer@gmail.com. I have plenty of info on who this rat scammed !...
  • Colorida Gallery
    Me to. I signes a professional Contract i thought. I paid 400€ and they never get in tough. No email, nothing. It is disgusting that they do that to people. My email marikenvonh@gmail.com...
  • Colorida Gallery
    No you are not alone. I lost 400€ and i never hear from them again…....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    marikenvonh@gmail.com I lost money and my paintings. Thank you, Mariken...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    I agree, I experienced the same...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    I was also an Artist and I can 100% understand all the rage against the holy Art Gallery. This organisation is a moneymaking and corrupt organisation. The exhibitions are totally scam, its absolutely Trash what they offer and I cant find the words to put my Bad experience in a suiting frame. STAY AWAY FROM THEM!!! THEY ALSO BLOCKED ME AND DELETED EVERYTHING BECAUSE I TRIED TO WARN OTHER PEOPLE...
  • NYC Artwalk
    My namemis Armin Armirian from Iran. I never had to pay any fee to participate. NYC Artwalk never requested any moneu from me. Susana mde this possible. She’s a great person. You should delete this defamatory post. It is posting false information about a good person and a cool company....
  • NYC Artwalk
    I want to thank Susana for the great opportunity of having displayed our works at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair, the New York Times Square, Harlem, Queens, Upper West Side, Brooklyn, and at the Tribeca Show 2023. I want to reiterate that no monetary fees were ever asked from any of us Kind regards Ian." — Ian Banja @ianbanja...
  • NYC Artwalk
    I’m from Kenya. This posr makes reference to me and my friends. I’m grateful to NYC Artwalk and to Susana. When Susana found me she brought my work to be exhibited on posters in Brooklyn, Queens, the Upper West Side, Times Square, and Harlem at no cost to me. She also had NYC Artwalk include my work at the Hamptons Fine Art Fair and Tribeca Art Show 2023 at no cost to me....
  • NYC Artwalk
    I took part of the Exhibitor Posters in Brooklyn, Queens, Upper West Side, Times Square, Harlem, and others, the Hamptons Fine Art Fair, Tribeca Art Show 2023, as well as being listed on Artsy. This was all done possible by Susana Aldanondo and the NYC artwalk without any cost/payment from me. Additionally, some of my paintings were also purchased by Susana. Thanks for the ongoing support. — Petrix @petrixarts...
  • Art.Number23
    Hi, did you receive any answer about the Tokyo exhibition? I have applied, and I am very curious to know your experience....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Scrivigli che se non ti rimanda le opere lo denunci (Write to him that if he doesn't send you back the works you will report him)...
  • Parallax Art fair / PAF
    I exhibited with parallax in Chelsea town hall back in 2015 it was the worst show I have ever been involved with there were so few visitors at the make the whole experience laughable it put me off shows in London for year toll I realised it was a total scam I’m appalled by this organisation and hope nobody else falls for what they say...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    No, because The Holy Art Gallery hardly sells any art, it's not their main business. Their main business is to rent gallery space. If your experience with them was so positive, why didn't you sell any art?...
  • ITSLIQUID GROUP
    Is this the same ITSLIQUID that is founded in 2001 by Luca Curci? How much is the fee for artists nowadays?...
  • World of Art (WOA) Contemporay Art Magazine
    It's not Guggenheim'S issue, but a Guggenheim themed magazine from World of Art (WOA) Contemporary Art magazine, i.e., pay to play art magazine for sad artists. It has nothing to do with the actual Guggenheim museum, they are not involved and have not cooperated with WOA. I hope the Guggenheim takes you to court for misleading!...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    First of all tell us your name and where we can find social media channel so we can verify that you don't work for Galeria Azur but are an artist. Secondly please educate yourself on what vanity galleries actually are and why they never benefit artists in any way before you criticize us for pointing out the grievances. You participated twice but didn't sell anything. So your money was wasted, and now even more scammers...
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    I participated twice in Galeria Azur, in a group exhibition and in the Red Dot art fair. I have paid to exhibit and I have loved it. No gallery is representing me at the moment, and this is helping me to showcase my work, be seen by a wider audience, and I am hopeful to sell a piece soon. I understand that this never depends 100% on the gallery, and with the attention they are...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Hello , i am a private investigator, and i am investigating some cases involving the Marco Antonio Patrizio Gallerist and the context art gallery scam . Anyone who has fallen victim to this scam should forward me your email conversation and emails about this scam to use for building a very strong case against him? He has scammed 3 of my clients, including my younger brother, who is an artist. Please forward me all the...
  • World of Art (WOA) Contemporay Art Magazine
    Kindly search the 2023 Guggenheim's issue of World of Art Contemporary Art magazine digital format and the 105 presented artists and the 423 works of art by opening the link https://worldofartmagazine.com/woa13/mobile/index.html or click-on the cover thumbnail below ...
  • Dacia Gallery in NYC
    Is this gallery primarily for figurative art?...
  • J. Latimore / Gallery Sensei
    please explain!...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    I was also approached by this scammer, but I didn't fall for it, because I thought he was very amateur. I did some research and discovered that he was a scammer. He blocked me and deleted the conversations, but I have them all deleted. This is his number +39 347 881 7017...
  • Europartfair 2021
    Europartfair is not really a scam but a fair where artists can pay for their own stand. The quality is not good. Definitely not worth it. The only one making money here is the organization. This organization has many ways to make money off hopeful artists such as ADAF (Annual Dutch Art fair), Art Eindhoven, books and magazines (pay to play), paid competitions etc. Stay away....
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Context Art Gallery just reached out to me today. I contacted a friend that frequents Venice several times a year and she found this article for me! Thank god I did a little research first. I only have an email address for this person he gave me the name Jacobo. He sent me two forms. One for the Pavi art expo…..looks very legit. Luckily I didn’t send him any money. Very disheartening....
Art box project

Received an email from Art Box project promoting participation in the Miami art Basel week in the Winwood area. Anyone had any dealings with Art Box Project or Miami art Basel week?

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Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio

I have recently been scammed by Marco Patrizio, running context art gallery in Venice, Italy. He asked for money (to cover exhibition costs and framing) in return for representing me. I sent two large pieces of art which i sell for around £1000 each. Since sending the funds and works I’ve had no further dealings with him – he’s clearly blocked me, not responding to emails, or message replies. It’s only now i understand he is a regular scammer – this time contacting me through instagram via Context Art Gallery. I accept i lost my money (more fool me) but…

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Lichtundfire in NYC

I was contacted by the director via my website to participate in a themed group show. The curatorial statement aligned with my work so I was excited to get more information, but noticed in the fine print that they did ask for a financial contribution from the artist. The show was also in the very near future, which seemed strange. After I expressed interest, I was told that I would need to give the gallery almost $1,000 to participate, as well as a 60/40 split (artist/gallery). I shared my discomfort with this, at which point the messages became more desperate…

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AC Contemporary – Latin Art

I was in talks with this gallery about exhibiting with them at Art on Paper in NY. They presented an offer of charging me $1400 + shipping for 1 lineal meter of space in their booth. I had never worked with them before so I researched by talking with previous artists who has been in that fair with them. I was told by 2 artists that this gallery didn’t had a real gallery space outside of art fairs; that they went to these fairs by charging the artists, that they had gotten their pieces broken, bad presented and they had…

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NFT scam mintbot.art

I already posted about another nft scam, but this is a similar scam. There are several fake accounts on Instagram that approach artists and ask them to sell their art as nfts. They insist using fake nft sites like mintbot.art. It’s a scam to make artists pay for gas fees. Because they are not real nft sites, you can’t really sell your art there. So you will lose your money. This is just one of many scam sites, so be aware. If you have to register to the site to see any art or buyers, then it’s most likely a…

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Minus Space

As a non-profit Art Gallery, they should update their exhibition program. By no means do they show any kind of emerging artist. Unless, you count these Instagram accounts followed as emerging. @_only_bianka_ @legginsdreams365 @reelports @gabbyepstein @yaelsris

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Platinumbullnfts.com

There are several fake accounts on Instagram that approach artists and ask them to sell their art as nfts. They insist using fake nft site platinumbullnfts.com. It’s a scam to make artists pay for gas fees. Because it’s not a real nft site, you can’t really sell your art there. So you will lose your money. This is probably just one of many scam sites, so be aware. If you have to register to the site to see any art or buyers, then it’s most likely a scam. There should be a section for social media scams here, because they…

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M.A.D.S.

M.A.D.S. brags about being a multimedia gallery as if that’s somehow a good thing. Art is therefore presented in digital form on the internet, social media and in a physical venue. What the hell is the benefit of that for the artist? The idea of ​​this vanity gallery is so stupid that I couldn’t even bring myself to ask for sales figures. I don’t want to waste my time, because I know couple of artists who have collaborated with them and didn’t gain anything except embarrassment. If there is something good to say, there are no shipping costs, but on…

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Don’t go to Arquetopia

This is a very poor excuse for a residency. The physical plant: sewage drains in the kitchen, under dining table. Caps move off the drains routinely. Stench. No hot water. (5 hour presentation on arrival. Rules. Rules. Rules. Most of them-nonsense Map lesson. Host never checked in with any of us for the duration (4 weeks). He avoided the residents at all cost.) No common meeting place. Library locked-inaccessible. No place to sit outside together in camaraderie. Caged birds. Cat piss smell on walkways. I’ve been invited to many residencies…average to lovely. I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO ANYONE.…

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