How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    right, and have those galleries made sales for you? Likely the answer is no, because when you pay t be in a gallery their incentive to sell is gone because they already have their money...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    its a scam...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Never pay for exhibitions? So far, all of the galleries have asked me for cost of entry for the Fair, and shipping is my cost....
  • Art.Number23
    Art Number 23 failed to impress me in every way. The gallery space was cramped, making it uncomfortable to navigate. The art pieces felt randomly thrown together without any thought or curation. A very disappointing visit....
  • Art.Number23
    I had high expectations for Art Number 23, but my visit was thoroughly disappointing. The staff were rude and unhelpful, and the artwork on display felt amateurish. It’s clear that the gallery prioritizes quantity over quality. I won’t be returning....
  • Art.Number23
    Hi everyone, I'm writing on behalf of a friend who is one of the artists featured in the Tokyo exhibition.They found dealing with the organizers to be very difficult. These organizers are major scammers, and my friend is looking for ways to warn others against getting involved with them. They advertise this as a collaboration with local artists and curators, but there was no collaboration, no exposure, and nothing of substance. Avoid them at all...
  • Holy Art Gallery?
    So what now? You made it, you're an accomplished artist? Did you actually read the whole thread? Stories alone do not convince. Do tell us your name and on which social media we can find you or link to your website....
  •  Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    Please do tell us your name and on which social media we can find you or a link to your website, so we can admire your artwork and find out how successful you are in the art world. Stories alone do not convince....
  • Art.Number23
    His legal name is the one seen on the link you posted and not Anjulatos. As you can see on the companies house link posted below in the comments his UK based company has now been dissolved. As he has not had an event in the UK for years I can only assume he's now legally talking based in Greece....
  • Art.Number23
    Where is this coming from? Company ownership in the UK is not a secret: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/officers/-AUclrB0yaZW5yuQZKj7f39lxtI/appointments...
  • Art.Number23
    I have also previously scammed by Constantine. My research however shoes that Art Number 23 is not the same business as The Holy Art, just look at companies house: https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/12480956 That by the way is his legal surname if you do want to proceed with the legal case. I have been told by himself that Anjulatos is an artistic surname....
  • Art.Number23
    DO NOT GIVE THIS ORGANISATION YOUR VALUABLE TIME, MONEY AND ARTWORKS. THEY WON'T TREAT IT WITH RESPECT. YOU WILL BE LEFT WITH LESS. PLEASE INVEST YOUR ENERGY IN OTHER THINGS. This is really bad. I think a large group of artists that exhibited and were supposed to exhibit in the Tokyo exhibition this June is already organizing themselves against this man and his gallery. I was at the opening of the exhibition the 7th of june and...
  •  Contemporary Art Curator (Magazine)
    They helped me a lot in my art career; I was contacted by collectors and galleries who saw my art on their websites....
  • Art.Number23
    Hello Guys, i am one of the artist for Tokyo exhibition in June 2024. Although works are shown since the opening night, most likely because i was able to personally delivered them and attend the opening night. But i must say dealing with them was not the easiest thing. They did not give clear information since the beginning (regarding shipping etc) and when being asked questions they’re not helpful AT ALL! And after i decided...
  • Liquid Group
    so glad I found this post. I was recently contacted by them to participate in the 15th edition of the contemporary venice something. They indicated that there would be a fee to pay depending on the number and dimensions of the work I submitted. And then offered to facilitate a solo exhibition for me in one of their venues. I informed them that I wouldn't be able to afford any participation fees even via...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Same with me. He has 2 large artworks I feel stupid and upset about the whole thing. What can we do?!...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    I can't believe I am reading these reports. Artists - always have consignment agreements signed by both parties spelling out clear terms and who gets paid what and when. Never pay for exhibitions or transport of works. That is why the gallery takes 50 percent of sales to cover those expenses. It is their business to sell the work. Always checkout the background of the gallery before you commit -...
  • Van der Plas Gallery
    Please call them out. The owner does not have bad intentions but seriously does not seem to understand just how wrong their system is...
  • Tanja Grunert
    Many other stories about this dealer. Stay clear....
  • Galeria Azur Madrid
    Yep - obvious. Just realized they have been emailing me the last couple of years. Goes to my junk folder....
  • Art.Number23
    Me too i had good and easy experience with Art Number 23...🤔 Constantine always answered my e-mails and messages....
  • Art.Number23
    Hello to all artists and like-minded individuals who have had to deal with Artnumber 23, Constantine Anjulatos, and/or the Holy Gallery. There is currently an exhibition in Tokyo in which I and over 67 other artists were "supposed" to participate. This exhibition is riddled with errors, false statements, and fraud. At present, around 30 artists have joined forces not only to take legal action but also to go public and fight Constantine with his own weapons:...
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Hello, The same happened for me,I can't believe,I send him my 2 artworks and I ask him to return them back,but I haven't any answer....I don't know what to do. Do you know if his gallery is open and work in Padova ?...
  • Art.Number23
    hey guys, I just read all the comments and have to say, if anybody wants to stand against this fraud, please get in contact. i was supposed to exhibit at Tokyo from 7.6.-14.6.24 and was wondering why nothing was shown online at opening night. I wasn't able to be there personally. I saw a post of another artist there telling that her art wasn't shown for whatever reason. Got in contact with her and found...
  • If you’re approached by “Gallerist” Marco Antonio Patrizio – Run!
    Hi. My name is Oriana Armand. I was a victim of Marco Antonio Patrizio, an art scammer, and I am working on a short documentary to expose his activities. I am collecting testimonies from those affected. Have you had any experience with this individual? If you are willing to talk about your experience, please contact me via this email (info@originarmand.com) I appreciate your time and hope to have your cooperation. Best regards, Oriana Armand info@originarmand.com www.originarmand.com...
  • Art.Number23
    I exhibited for a week in Athens in Artnumber23 gallery. And I never got my three works back, they are still in Athens. They haven't responded to emails since. Today they are doing exhibitions in Japan at the Design Festa Gallery. And I'm afraid that all these people will never find their works again. But one thing is clear, we should warn the Design Festa Gallery gallery in Tokyo that they are scammers. On their website there are several...
  • Divulgarti group
    They are still at it....
  • Context art gallery, Venice. AKA Marco Patrizio
    Report them to Action Fraud online. They have scammed so many people. I have met a few on IG. Most have found themselves without art or money. Someone has to stop them...
  • Art.Number23
    I will tell you this Constantine, maybe you were smart enough to make your business appear closed on Google just so you can avoid all the negative reviews but the same thing cannot happen here. We have had the worst experience in their Rome event and I still have not received my art back from what is a complete scam and a joke of a company, if they are even a legal entity....
  • The Other Art Fair, London UK
    Interesting to see others from other parts in the world same kind of the same experience with me, an artist who participated in their shows in Australia. It's most definitely concerning to discover the same pattern all over but good to see people are finally speaking up!...
ArtExpo.com

The questionable practice of requiring artists to front money in order to exhibit is not limited to physical galleries. The online world is full of sites that will gladly display photos of your art for a fee. The allure is understandable, and you are certainly not alone if you are compelled to buy in. These sites know how to prey on the need for exposure that all emerging artists feel so strongly. And in this age of internet fame it is easy to believe that a digital gallery could be the answer to your exposure problems. But just like their…

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Gallery Godo

There are pay to play galleries everywhere. In LA there are a host of them, and Gallery Godo is surely one. It is important to understand that there are implications beyond the mere handing over of your hard earned cash when it comes to signing with these galleries. Often, having an exhibition in a pay to play is a stain on your artist CV. These venues have grown to have reputations throughout the art world that precede any artist who has dealt with them.

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Ico Gallery

Another New York City venue with a mixed reputation, Ico Gallery offers the same “deal” as the other pay to play places. For an upfront fee, artists are given space to display their work. The gallery is in the habit of sending unsolicited emails just as many other vanity venues do. The emails explain that they have viewed work online and would like to offer a show if the artist is willing to put up the cost at the outset. If you haven’t begun to pick up on the general thread of things by now, let’s be very clear. An…

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Galerie Gora

A number of artists report being contacted by Montreal’s Galerie Gora with offers of exhibitions. Of course at first these emails are met with excitement, but then many of them realize they never submitted work to the gallery and they go on to read the terms of engagement. Galerie Gora solicits emerging artists, offering them exhibition space at very high cost. Again, while there is some debate over the validity of the gallery itself, it is a good rule of thumb to never fall victim to an email requesting money.

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Agora

There is some debate in the art world as to the validity of Agora Gallery in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. Some artists find this to be a respectable, even profitable way to exhibit their art, while many others have had experiences that border on scam. Agora has a pretty high profile reputation for this. Artists confront steep upfront costs to exhibit as well as commission fees. There are those who assert that Agora Gallery is held in low esteem by fellow Chelsea venues. The bottom line: you must decide whether spending thousands of dollars to put your art in a…

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