How's My Dealing? 2.0

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

Lichtundfire in NYC

I was contacted by the director via my website to participate in a themed group show. The curatorial statement aligned with my work so I was excited to get more information, but noticed in the fine print that they did ask for a financial contribution from the artist. The show was also in the very near future, which seemed strange. After I expressed interest, I was told that I would need to give the gallery almost $1,000 to participate, as well as a 60/40 split (artist/gallery). I shared my discomfort with this, at which point the messages became more desperate…

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Sonia Monti Galerie in Paris

I got contacted by email saying that “a collector recommended my work” and they wanted me to sign a contract right away without even a phone call. I also had to subscribe to a platform…and they promiss an interview with a journalist. they told the same thing to a friend of mine. many red flags saying it’s a vanity gallery no website, ZERO press, no follow up I believe they make money with the platform they advertise as a must have. their text translated from french: Following current events we offer a collaboration without prior appointment. We specify that the…

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Van Der Plas gallery – Adriaan Van Der Plas

Van Der Plas gallery will ask you to submit then charge you a hanging fee of $120-$300+ per work depending on the size. This is in addition to the 50% commission. They did state that part of the fees are credited back to you if it sells but they dont appear to have much work selling. Besides if I pay you upfront there’s no incentive to sell after that. They do mention the fees upfront at least so there’s no time wasted applying if you don’t want to pay.

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