whilst I am not normally a fan of those that just walk into an environment create work from within that experience and profiteer from that place without ever going back or helping the place that gave them so much. I think Roger Ballen may prove an exception to this. wonderful, strange, familiar, impossible that it could be familiar, hauntingly beautiful place with an electric energy; love it. Thank you for sharing this Roger.
Roger Ballen’s Asylum of the Birds
The demise of Pertwee Anderson & Gold Gallery
With the recent demise of Pertwee Anderson & Gold gallery which in typical James Golding (aka Goldman) style appears to have left with a swathe of unpaid creditors including their artists. I have finally decided to speak out after leaving the gallery some 2 years ago which at that time was a difficult decision based on all the lies and disappointments personally experienced.
This article allegedly is some sort of expose; outing them for selling the artworks of two artists that do not exist for two years – lying to collectors faces about everything – a complete fabrication from start to finish. The only reason these letters came about is that someone wrote to Phillips auction house making them aware of the fraud; which is the point at which the tricksters formulated this fictitious story of their reasoning for making the art. They did it for the money, plain and simple.
I have refrained from speaking out because of my loyalty to the artists still with them; but now I feel it is time to openly talk about my direct experiences.
These two characters will say and do absolutely anything to get themselves out of a corner and they have boxed themselves into one here that involves obtaining a pecuniary advantage on each and every sale which amounts to nothing less than fraud.
This article is nonsense, thinly veiled as journalism and is just beyond me how it comes across as loveable rogues – I am sure each and every one of their buyers would not agree with this as it clearly reads more like a gallery press release than expose journalism. Absurd and saddening that this type of behaviour could ever be accepted into the art world where provenance should be regarded above all.
decide for yourself if you think this is journalism or paid for PR…
Video interview at Cafe Royal with BRIC Magazine
Interviewer: Niina Golikova
Director and film: Paul Wiffen
Camera: James Lyndon
Laissez Faire Magazine interview with Britt Pflüger
see the original news item at the Distil Ennui Studio™ website