~FUNNY/NOT FUNNY?/HOW’S MY DEALING !!
oh. oh. oh !!
FILE THIS UNDER: WHAT GOES AROUND – COMES AROUND – LIKE BLOW-BACK VOMIT – IN YOUR FACE !!
aka WHERE THERE’S SMOKE – THERE’S (USUALLY) FIRE !!
It’s not so much that it’s mean-spirited, though it has its share of sour grapes, NOR !! .. is it making a case for gallerists to start making their employees sign – confidentiality agreements !!
as much as it seems to be forum & only resort – for those who’ve been ripped off – or got bounced checks.
it’s a toss-up who uses it more – pissed off artists who are owed for work that was sold – and sometimes can never collect !!
. . . and gallery workers who issue warnings about galleries that make you wait forever to get paid, or worse bounce checks, or worse – are trust fund entitled snobs – who treat you like dirt !! !!
BECKY SMITH of BELLWETHER seems to have accrued the most comments – 20.
JACK THE PELICAN, and FREIGHT+VOLUME are UP IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD, too.
and, 303 seems to have attracted a super ferocious – anonymous – web foe !!
THE WORST PUT-DOWN & ONE WE FEEL FREE TO HIGHLIGHT – AND VOUCH FOR – WITH 100% CERTAINTY – FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE – FROM HIS EARLIEST OPENINGS – & – WE HAVE NEVER WALKED – INTO THE SPACE – SINCE – !! – IS THE BITTER ONE – MICHAEL STEINBERG – HAS GARNERED.
so if that makes the other stuff credible – so be it !!
though obviously – there are just some sore losers in the mix, so don’t take it all at face value !!
the wish-washy takes on critics and curators – is the weak point.
the best rumor so far ?? !! – posted JUNE 7/2008 – by anonymous – “i hear nates leaving her” !!
with her – being – MICHELE MACCARONE !!
the YouTube offering at the top of the DEATHWATCH – is the most brilliant touch !!
so, ladies & gentlemen of the stodgey, street smart, unformed, or just plain uninformed, informed, inspired and wannabes !! – for better, or worse – I give you the link to the ratworld’s – oops, typo !!! I mean artworld’s dirty little secret – but one that, has everybody – on their toes !!
see: HOW’S MY DEALING !!!
and don’t miss the soundtrack – to their ‘DEATHWATCH’ – hit that FORWARD/ARROW – on their site, dumb-ass !!