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 and pleading, saying I could pay via installments, and arrived via multiple modes of communication. In the meantime, I had researched the director, who had apparently run a gallery in Chelsea in the past and was accused of not paying an artist for sold work. Artists beware!


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