It turns out that rich people are intimidated by art galleries, too! The New York Times main focus of this week's Home & Garden section was on the idea of "Art Paralysis." The main story (The Terrible Toll of Art Anxiety
) explores the fear and intimidation people possess when it comes to purchasing art (and their personal attempts at side-stepping the issue). The second part of the package is an excellent piece that AT readers will enjoy: Easing the Pain of Collecting
looks at New York gallerist Jen Bekman's successful venture into the world of art galleries. We get a peek into Bekman's modest apartment and a look at how she is redefining art collecting by providing affordable, quality artwork to a large audience...The Jen Bekman Gallery
is not her only endeavor. If you are not familiar with her work, check out Hey, Hot Shot!
and her blog, personism.com
. The following are pictures of her modest, East Village studio:
There is an mp3 of Jen Bekman's tips for art buying included in the package.
(Pics: Patrick Andrade, Gabriele Stabile)