Friday, May 25, 2007

Three Shout Outs

Shout Out 1 to Paige West, whose new book hits the stores this coming week...Wahoo!! Titled The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art, it looks (from the reviews, I have yet to go buy my copy) chock full of useful insight and smart encouragement (exactly what one would expect from the briliant founder of Mixed Greens). Also, this explains why Paige's blog (one of my all time favorites) has been rather silent of late (hey Paige, a blog is a great marketing tool!!!). has the lowdown on the new volume, including two excellent excerpts: What Type of Collector Are You? and What Can I Get for $100?

Shout Out 2 to Paddy Johnson who posted a photo of the back of my head on her must-read-daily blog Art Fag City that managed to minimize my ever expanding bald spot. The story she recounts (of someone stopping me to ask whether I was Derek Eller) is true. Derek's a great guy with an awesome gallery, but what's the point of all this branding? I mean really....

Shout Out 3 to the tireless folks at Nurture Art who are celebrating 10 years of suporting emerging artists. Their Benefit on June 4 is a great way to support this essential organization, discover some new artists, and help honor two of New York's most diligent, generous, and truly visionary collectors and bloggers: James Wagner and Barry Hoggard. They'll be introduced by the most dangerous man in the art world, the amazing William Powhida, who has a killer exhibition up at the moment at our neighbors, Schroeder Romero. Don't miss it!



Anonymous pp said...

The book has very nice cover.

5/25/2007 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous bambino said...

Congratsss Paige

5/25/2007 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Henry said...

Am I the only for whom Nurture Art's "View Our Artist Registry" link doesn't work?

How do I get Paddy to take a picture that minimizes my bald spot? That's quite a marketable and profitable talent.

5/25/2007 12:10:00 PM  
Blogger crionna said...

I have fallen into each of these collector categories at one time or another. Like the Vacationer, I enjoy going to galleries when I travel and have purchased art on trips. Like the Decorator, I take pride in the art hanging in my home and have on occasion stood before a work of art and thought: That would look amazing in my dining room. Mostly, though, I’m an Addict. I collect art because I have to. It is my passion. It is my creative outlet. It brings me intense happiness.

Me exactly, I'll have to get the book. Thanks for the rec E.

5/27/2007 02:56:00 PM  
Anonymous pp said...

An art blogger being sued

You may want to check out what is going on at Zeke's Gallery blog (the last one in the listing on the sidebar) - The affidavit letter alone is a work of art:

5/27/2007 09:26:00 PM  
Blogger Zeke's, the Montreal Art Gallery said...


Thanks tons! pp for the kind words, but when faced with a $25,000 extortion attempt, I felt forced to do the best I could do.

I'm not so certain I would agree with it being a "work of art" as there is a typo in paragraph 4, and paragraph 8 is not exactly up to snuff,

5/28/2007 09:01:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa Hunter said...

Vive le Zeke.

5/29/2007 11:34:00 AM  
Blogger Lisa Hunter said...

Vive le Zeke's libre!

5/29/2007 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous pp said...

Vive (viva?) le Zeke's libre!

Here we have an objective method to estimate the price of the artwork. You could exhibit your creation - with price label of $25,000.

5/29/2007 10:37:00 PM  

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