Classic GalleryBeat Television

December 8th, 2010 • Paul H-O
Episode 75 Part 3 of 3 - In the final portion of this Classic GBTV episode the crew starts in American Fine Arts Co.' showroom where they meet the host from Cash from Chaos, their public-access competition, go to Pat Hearn Gallery to get their fill of scatological photography and bathroom bliss, and end up in the Jay Jopling/White Cube showroom where they meet Jay Jopling and Tracey Emin (and her bed). A long time ago, in the distant year 1994, an art fair started by medium sized art dealers Pat Hearn, Colin De Land, and Lisa Spellman started an art fair in the the historically seedy Gramercy Hotel. This was the beginning of the contemporary art fair in the U.S., and would ultimately become one of the most lucrative trade fairs for art on earth, The Armory Show. I used to look forward to hitting the Gramercy Art Fair, with it's funky rooms turned into funkier New York and international galleries. Almost everyone had a bathroom show, and there were plenty of galleries we would never see again on the planet. Basically, it was a home-made art fair, on the cheap and using all the creativity artist and dealer could drum up for a 3 day run of fun, and maybe a sale or two.

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