How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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Galerie Michael Janssen

Galerie Michael Janssen refused to return my artwork and eventually destroyed it never paying me a cent. My experience with Gallerie Michael Janssen (Michael, Dane, and Nina) started off great. They were very supportive, and I produced hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of sculptures for them. They took all my work to Germany with the agreement that what they did not sell they would return to me. I never saw any money. After years of trying to work something out with them and being ignored and disrespected. I asked them for a small portion of what they owed me.…

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Art Platform NYC

Art Platform NYC http://www.artplatformnyc.com is a very good international art scam. It formerly went by Art Approach NYC and is now opening a branch in Washington DC, http://www.artplatformdc.com They have a rather professional website, with lots of talented artists and art shows around the world. They contact you by email to say they have been following your work and would like to represent you. They offer various packages, differing in price range and the amount of work they will do to represent you. They offer exhibitions, presence on their website and copies of, high-resolution, coffee-table size art books with your…

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Tanja Grunert

from Artnews – Art and Law Art Dealer Ordered to Pay $500 a Day to Artist The artist claims the gallery chopped off 10 inches from his painting. Eileen Kinsella, December 28, 2016 UPDATE: The attorney for the plaintiff informed artnet News that Grunert paid the judgment in full following the court order. A judge ordered Manhattan dealer Tanja Grunert and her eponymous gallery to pay an artist the sum of $500 a day after failing to comply with an order handed down in earlier this year. The judge in the case, Lewis A. Kaplan, ruled in an order filed on…

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Artifact Gallery

Any experience here? artifact gallery artifactnyc.net they recommend this awful site: http://www.arterynyc.com/arterist This is the content of the email I received ARTIFACT covers essential exhibition expenses related to the following: 1. Exhibition room (3.7×5.5 m / 12’x18′), it’s maintenance and attendance during a three-week solo exhibition; 2. Gallery assistance in co-ordination of the exhibition, installation and de-installation; 3. Art storage for artwork kept on consignment; 4. Opening reception, including wine and a bartender for a 2-hour reception; 5. Printing of color invitations to the opening reception; 6. Distribution of invitations; 7. Our sales commission is 40%. 8. $100,000.00 (one hundred…

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Redux Contemporary Art Center

Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston, SC I applied to their call for exhibition proposals through Slideroom in June 2015 and paid a $40 entry fee with my submission. Artists were supposed to be notified of jury results by July 31, 2015. After hearing nothing from them, I emailed Redux in September 2015 regarding the status of my application and Stacy Huggins, the director responded informing me that jurying was still in progress and they would have results “very soon.” Again, I waited and I heard nothing from them. I wrote back to Stacy at Redux in December of 2015 and…

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STATION 16 GALLERY

This gallery based in Montreal under the name of STATION 16 GALLERY, returned this Klor piece totally damaged, rotten with Knocks, it is so damaged that we can simply trash it. It was delivered in a rusty truck barely wrapped… https://www.123klan.com/blogs/news/shame-on-station16-gallery

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Galería Gaudí

Galería Gaudí in Madrid -they offered to exhibit 5 works in Singapore for €1,400 with 40% commission. Work was to be exhibited in a hotel, (which I hear is fairly common in Singapore) but unlikely to attract uninvited guests

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Contemporary Art Projects USA

Reader Submitted; Contemporary Art Projects USA Website: http://contemporaryartprojectsusa.com/ Below is the fee break-down that this agent will charge you. Remember, on top of it, the artists are responsible for shipping the work to and from the amenity. AND they will charge a 30% commission on sold work. They probably make money on artist fees alone. There is no incentive for them to sell your work. When you receive a message from this agent wanting to promote you work, do not bother your time message back. FEES: $1,900 One Piece: space, hanging and curating process  Size: Maximum 40” x 40”…

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Gallery DeBoer

Reader submitted – any feedback or experience from others? Gallery DeBoer located in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. Total scammer the owner Ron De Boer is. Artists beware. He takes his 50% commission fails to call artists when their work sells, charges over the top delivery fees for a 10 minute delivery, intentionally hides work in the galleries storage area ( in hopes it will be lost or the artist will forget the work is there) and frequently adds random fees to artists without consent or permission. I was charged an additional $100 for them to copy and paste my bio…

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