How's My Dealing? 2.0

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


This has to be a scam

I subscribed to their EAP site after an approach from their agent. I then cancelled as I found their website impenetrable and their customer service non-existent. Now, 9 months later, they have made an unauthorised withdrawal from my account.

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London Art Biennale Curated and organised by Gagliardi Gallery

I participated in the London Art Biennale at the Chelsea Town Hall. This was a vanity show that is not to be confused with the Chelsea Art Fair, which was my mistake. It was Curated and organised by the Gagliardi Art Gallery and involved an Association of Art Critics who would write about your art and produce a hard cover book for you at a considerable fee. This is a vanity show and is organised for the artists, the public do attend but it seemed to be more for the artists than anyone else. There are prizes handed out to…

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They contacted me on Instagram, I paid, I had problems with their website, they disappeared. END OF THE STORY. Don’t trust them.

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Inigo Philbrick

I was friends with Inigo for a couple of years, around 2008/2010, until I was in London. He was one of those friends/acquaintances that you see once in a while and have cool conversations with. I was an arts student at the time, and was having a lot of trouble at my conservative school, and he helped me, read the letters from the school, and gave me some of the best advice I had received on it. I remember I was going to Italy for a short period of time, and he asked if I could look into a wallet…

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The Artling

I’ve been contacted by so many this summer and found a lot of them on here!! One I haven’t seen mentioned is The Artling an online gallery saying how much they like my work and could show it for free but just a “small” commission! Anyone had dealings with them??

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Laguna Art Gallery

Anyone have any info on Laguna Art Gallery? I think they are associated with New York art, Townely gallery, Gallery 104. I believe this is a scam at this point. Amy Martinez contacted me back in March to have a live page to sell for $250. I paid, and still waiting for page to go up. Someone else contacted me Sonny Shenhan, as “lead Curator” and was supposedly taking care of it… Still waiting. They have my money, but no art thank goodness. Would love to hear anyone else experiences…

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I was contacted by them

I was contacted by EAP. I was curious so i did a little on line research. It seems there are a fair number of people dissatisfied with their dealings with EAP. That can be true of any business that there are dissatisfied customers. My next step was to look at the work featured by them. Honestly speaking as a professional artists who has been making art for over 50 years and teaching over 30 years the artwork I saw was some of the most amateur work I had ever seen. Maybe EAP is a legitimate business but I have to…

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Emerging Artists Platform

I have been approached by Lauren on Instagram telling me how much she loves my artwork asking if I would be interested in joining her team of artists selling their works. I of course like a lot of you was very interested. I almost went ahead and wrote back to her. Decided to do a little research first. I just wanted to say thank you for your messages. I’m sorry Stop hear the awful experiences you have been having. But it a big thank you to you other people won’t be going through the same. Hopefully more people will do…

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Italian gallerist, Marco Antonio Patricio, major scam

Fellow artists! I want to raise a huge red flag for Italian gallerist, Marco Antonio Patricio. I signed up with him to show my work at various art fairs in Italy. I sent him 5 paintings to exhibit. I asked him repeatadly for feedback and images from the fairs, but received none. I terminated our collaboration and asked him to return my paintings of which he sent 2 The remaining 3 are still in his possession and he is nowhere to be reached. All channels we used to communicate through are erased. I’ve later learned that he is wanted by…

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