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

I have recently been scammed by Marco Patrizio, running context art gallery in Venice, Italy. He asked for money (to cover exhibition costs and framing) in return for representing me. I sent two large pieces of art which i sell for around £1000 each. Since sending the funds and works I’ve had no further dealings with him – he’s clearly blocked me, not responding to emails, or message replies. It’s only now i understand he is a regular scammer – this time contacting me through instagram via Context Art Gallery. I accept i lost my money (more fool me) but…

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Artvoices Magazine / 101 Contemporary Artist – $250 scam

About 2 years ago Artvoices Magazine / 101 Contemporary Artists pay to play info came through my inbox. I became curious bc it looked legit. I looked at the mags they publish, did some research, etc. Got I touch with the guy called Terrance Smith, he was quite responsive before I paid. Long story short, I never saw any of the materials I submitted published, neither did I see any magazine editions which were included in the price. After a year of demanding my money was to be refunded I unwillingly realized that it was a well set up scam.…

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