Chelsea Galleries

  • by Despina Stokou, 27 Nov 2013
    While no professional relationship is easy, rosy or all good ( and why should they) the artist-gallerist relationship can be particularly strained. Mostly because the contracts are written on dollar bills with champagne ink and it is very hard to decipher who is the boss, who owes who and how much exactly. A 50-50% of...
  • by Despina Stokou, 28 Jan 2013
    One of the things I will definitely miss about NY are the Lower East Side Sundays. The big galleries of Chelsea and midtown are closed on the day of the Lord (for obvious reasons), so the bigger and smaller names of art journalism (and we) are free to join the buzzing residents of Chinatown in a lovely afternoon art...
  • by Despina Stokou, 10 Dec 2012
    I AM IN MIAMI, BITCH! *one of the T-shirt Slogans Despite it’s stretching on to three districts North, South Beach and what was very misleadingly called Designer District , where I went expecting petites boutiques and was confronted with warehouses and more graffiti than I was prepared for, with horribly tacky...
  • by Despina Stokou, 14 Nov 2012
    ON ART AND MORTALITY It is immature and childish and I should probably stop doing it; especially now I actually work with them. In fact, if you are one of my gallerists, please feel unaffected by following statements, or better –stop reading alltogether. We talk, we drink, we laugh, but then it just...
  • by Despina Stokou, 12 Nov 2012
    Julia Sherman, THE DOCTOR AND THE SAILOR- part of the Recess performances @ Moma Over the duration of the evening, the artist and one live model stage Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon *********************** While Chelsea galleries are still fervently working on re-building, re-...
  • by Despina Stokou, 29 Oct 2012
    This, dear Artist, is the Whitney Museum- pronounced We Tni. You will come to show here, when you grow up. During the openings you wait in line, then check your name at the girls with the ipad at the door. The space is candle lit, they have good music, bad wine, and delicious pop corn (and tortillia chips). You are...
  • by Despina Stokou, 22 Oct 2012
    A selection of shows you would have the chance to visit if you were in New York this weekend. Pictures are listed from: Lower East Side towards Chelsea, awesome to weird, and from normal to paranormal.  LOWER EAST SIDE Andra Ursuta @ Ramiken Crucible  Henrik Olesen @ Reena Spaulings   this is...
  • by Despina Stokou, 17 Oct 2012
    rocket Jesus or the best poster I have seen since a long time "Concordia Concordia" Thomas Hirschhorn@Gladstone Gallery through Oct 20th, pic courtesy of the gallery see more “I want to do something Big.“  I nurse a mild contempt for press releases, people who write them (and take...
  • by Despina Stokou, 1 Oct 2012
    *********************** In New York , as in life, you have to move in a firm pace. (Why? Let's say there is no other way). This is not easy when you don't know where you are going. It is hard to keep the tempo with your head bent over your smart phone looking for directions. By the time your first taxi driver...

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