Wednesday, September 21, 2011
A customer recently asked me what I thought of the movie Exit Through the Gift Shop. It is a mockumentary (my view) about street art that also passes judgement on the current art scene. Whether is a real documentary or not doesn't matter. It raises questions worth pondering.....or expounding on.
I had a conversation recently with a long time collector. I called her bluff by pointing out that we both knew that she purchased many pieces to provide the artists with an income. She gave me a wink and pointed out that she only purchased work that she wanted and was willing to live with, but she is well aware of her role in changing the cultural landscape with her purchases. You too can help create the community and world you want by spending money on the quality of work you want to be surrounded by.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Mary McGowan, founder of McGowan Fine Art is announcing her retirement. Founded over 31 years ago it is one of the states oldest galleries and the longest, single-owner businesses in downtown Concord.