How's My Dealing? 2.0

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


Sonia Monti Galerie in Paris

I got contacted by email saying that “a collector recommended my work” and they wanted me to sign a contract right away without even a phone call. I also had to subscribe to a platform…and they promiss an interview with a journalist. they told the same thing to a friend of mine. many red flags saying it’s a vanity gallery no website, ZERO press, no follow up I believe they make money with the platform they advertise as a must have. their text translated from french: Following current events we offer a collaboration without prior appointment. We specify that the…

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Hi, A Jazz Jade from the emerging artist platform reached out to me asking if I wanted to join their platform for 29.99. We had a call and it seemed as if I was going to get lots of exposure for my art and be provided a service (including 24 hour pa). After they created an initial web page for me I had no responses to any other contact and they would not make any canes to y webpage. The webpage that was advertised to me indicated that it would be easily accessible however my webpage was virtually unfindable. Since…

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Oscar Arran art dealer gallerist

Various galleries have opened and closed with Oscar Seran in Saint Germaine and Place des Vosges, Paris. He sometimas works within a gallery group sliding across associate galleries. The names change but the deal remains the same; unpaid sales and disappeared works, then his disappearance act until the coast is clear and he starts all over again.

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Scam Starvd Art Gallery Singapore

This gallery hits all the marks of a Scam – with connections to an artist (?) Andrew Paton/Leddy ( who claims to be a graduate of the esteemed Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney. A lie. A man with a long history of damaging artists, and many techniques that artists would be advised to brush up on to avoid his scams, or similar scams by other dubious galleries: Artists have reported unpleasant dealings with Starvd Art plus previous galleries.

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Galería Azur Madrid: vanity gallery

The usual story: a gallery rep contacted me by email and said she had seen and liked my work, and asked if I wanted to be in a group show. The reason I am posting this is that unlike IT’S LIQUID and similar well-known scams, this one is a new gallery in Madrid that has apparently been around in Argentina, their home country, for a while. The director seems to belong to a well-to-do family, and they have a substantial following on instagram. So, for just a minute or two, I thought for once it wasn’t the usual hoax. HA!!…

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The Emerging Artist Platform – stay away

I had an awful experience with the emerging artist platform. It’s not just the fact that they ignored my messages, did not upload my new work, did not update my page as I sold various pieces (not through them obviously but through other galleries) did not provide PR, marketing and consultancy services (which they said they would). It’s how Jazz Jade handled the whole situation. I grew up around entrepreneurs and my family run various business and I have worked with them every now and then. When they receive a complain or a comment from a client, they do not…

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Emerging Artists Platofrm – Avoid

So like so many others, my experience with these guys is not good. I was contacted through Instagram, very impressed with my work, offered me a place on the EAP, I decided to go with, paid my fee and sent off my artwork photos. I even contact Jill Blakely who has exhibited with them, and her experience was fine. She had no complaints about them at all, and sold 3 paintings through them. I seriously think that these people scam the larger majority of people they contact, but some they do work with, makes their outfit look ok on the…

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Van Der Plas gallery – Adriaan Van Der Plas

Van Der Plas gallery will ask you to submit then charge you a hanging fee of $120-$300+ per work depending on the size. This is in addition to the 50% commission. They did state that part of the fees are credited back to you if it sells but they dont appear to have much work selling. Besides if I pay you upfront there’s no incentive to sell after that. They do mention the fees upfront at least so there’s no time wasted applying if you don’t want to pay.

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