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SOFA, Red Dots, and Artist Statements

Geoffrey Gorman's "Creatures of Curiosity"

I spent a grand spring day at SOFA NY (it poured!), hobnobbing around with Geoffrey Gorman, attending a lecture by Michael Petry, the director of MOCA London on his new book The Art of Not Making, and touring all the gorgeous artwork in the two dozen gallery booths. This was a high end New York show with a clientele to match.

But for the life of me, I couldn’t keep my coaching hat off (drives my family nuts too). It was the very first booth I stepped into–because there were these stunning glass sculptures of Martin Rosol’s that simply took my breath away; I loved the clean, geometric lines, just my cup of tea–and of course I wanted to…

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New York City Art Fair-Is It Right For Your Art?

I have a lot of material in my smARTist library, but until this  year, Art Fairs were not high on my list.

All that changed when I met Richard Rothbard – artist, gallery owner, and art fair producer – at a CODA conference in Savannah, GA, where I was speaking this last spring.

Besides hosting CODA Conference attendees at his Savannah Gallery, Richard treated me to a very non-Southern meal of fantastic sushi and brought me on board for his Contemporary Art Fair NYC, a sister show to his American Craft Fair NYC.

I was fascinated by Richard’s enthusiasm for bringing artists to NYC at a price they could afford – since most high-end venue Art Fairs are truly exorbitant. But more than that, it occurred to me that Richard was carrying around a wealth of information on Art Fairs.

I realized, in short order, that no one had thought to…

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Your First Public Show

When I first started my art business in the basement of my house, in 1991, I had no public space for my artists. Did this mean that the work wasn’t any good? Of course not. I was happy with much of it, and grateful that these artists had entrusted me with their careers.

The challenge was to get them…

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Starting Low, Ending High

"Mark Twain" by Jim Brothers

"Mark Twain" by Jim Brothers

I placed Jim Brothers‘ monument of Mark Twain in Hartford, CT after an earlier deal fell through with a scheming Missouri businessman who tried to “commission” the piece from Jim, meaning the guy wanted it for next-to-nothin’. The City of Hartford bought it in 1994-although for far less than what Jim gets now.

Why did I take the lesser price?

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Steinberg’s Art on TV’s Dr. House

Carol Steinberg on the set of "House"

This was just too kewl not to blog about: one of our very own smARTISTs has over a dozen of her paintings being used for “Adverse Events,” an episode of “House.”

It aired Tuesday (look at the end of this post if you missed it), Sept. 30, 2008.

The irony is: Carol Steinberg doesn’t even watch TV. But she has something else a lot more important than a TV, she has…

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