How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

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Bruce Lurie Gallery

A reader sent this in – anyone else with feedback / experience? Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles — To make a long story short, Bruce and his twin brother expressed interest in my work. A few months later, Bruce called me to say he’d like to present my work in his booth at the Southampton Art Fair on Long Island. However, I’d have to ship my work to the fair, be responsible for shipping it back to me if it didn’t sell AND pay him a $1,000 “booth fee.” And the commission on work sold would still be 50%.…

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Galeria Zero

A reader sent in this – any other feedback/experience? Everything that has to do with the curator Carolus Stoop and his moving gallery called galeria zero http://www.galeriazero.org/ is such a scam, I remember it was my first year I was starting to exhibit so I did’t know about those practice, the guy had rented a lame place, booked twice the number of artists that he could show just to make money, the artworks were barely hanged, I saw paintings on tables put back to back, some artists who did not come to hang their works themselves had their works never…

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Venus Studios LLC and Art Supply

A reader sent this in, any other feedback / experience? Venus Studios LLC and Art Supply, Palm Desert, CA They sold thousands of dollars of my work and did not pay my commission. I took them to court and won in full but they still did not pay a cent. Back to court, agreed on monthly payment plan, paid for 5 months, then stopped. Still owe me thousands. Treated me so badly, bullied and threatened.

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European Cultural Center/ Global Art Foundation

A reader posted “I’ve been contacted by the European Cultural Center/ Global Art Foundation to exhibit during Venice Biennale. They asked for a big “sponsorship” for wall space. The place they exhibit at seemed great (I’m Italian and know Venice quite well) and the list of their sponsors too. I was in doubt wether to search for sponsorship to afford exhibiting with them but I thought I might as well ask first. I’m very new to the art world, maybe other artists have had experience with them. Thank you so much” Any other feedback?  

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Liquid Group

A reader posted “I would consider adding an entry for It’s Liquid Group run by Luca Curci. Mr Curci would typically put out open calls to artists exhibit works as part of a festival with no mention of a entry/ submission or participation fee. Artists would send work to be considered for inclusion and they would often receive a response from Mr Curci, asking for a fee ranging from €50 to €200 (sometimes even more) for each work that has been submitted. Such fees are never mentioned in the original open call. I have included some links below which go…

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Lowe’s Gallery

Submitted by a reader, any other feedback  experience? Lowe’s Gallery in Atlanta (run by Bill Lowe) is notorious for not paying artists . They were even raided by Police for this in 2015 and have also been sued numerous times by artists whose work they sold and yet didn’t pay. Incredibly, they are still in business…

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Freight + Volume Gallery

a reader sent in this post, any other feedback? 97 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002 Had a piece in a show back in 2013 and the Gallery purchased it but never sent me a payment. Had many emails back and forth and had to go into the gallery multiple times asking for a status of my check but everyone claimed not to know anything about it or why the payment is missing. The gallery has had a reputation in the past for stiffing upcoming artists.

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GAA

Any feedback experience with this one? GAA http://www.oxfordinternationalartfair.com/

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Adelinda Allegretti

Any feedback/experience with this person? Adelinda Allegretti (art historian, independent curator, journalist) via Roberto Paribeni, 19 00173 – Roma (Italy) http://www.allegrettiarte.com/default.asp

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