Monday, February 16, 2009
Helping Yourself and Helping Others
This weekend I went to a multi solo show art opening in a Brooklyn building that had lofts being offered for sale. The show was organized by Doris Schultz and Anders Knutson. Anders is a marvelous painter of trees among other subjects, who acted as the curator for the exhibitions. There was wine, food, and music, too. Each artist had a nice sized show, with room for big paintings and had their marketing materials; cards, statements, prints, and more set out. Of course, if you can afford to buy a loft in this environment, you can probably afford some art. This example of artists taking control of their own marketplace was very well attended and everyone had a good time. Artists I particularly liked were: Franz Landspersky, Sylvia Maier
and Anne Peabody. Snaps to Anders and Doris for making it happen.