Galleries

DIY: Make Your Own Gallery Tour

DIY: Make Your Own Gallery Tour

I take myself on gallery tours every other Friday. It’s a great way to make sure I (and Mason Lane) am up to date on all of the art and happenings going on in NYC. The thing is, it can be INCREDIBLY daunting at first so I figured I’d share my own approach. Below is my step-by-step process for planning your very own gallery tour.

#MaddieinMiami: What Art Basel Is Like for A Newbie

Last month I went to Art Basel Miami Beach on behalf of Mason Lane. As a newbie to that fair /entire scene, there was a lot to take in. I went to 9 number of fairs, 2 private collections, and 1 beach across 4 days, and here’s what I learned:

Three Art Related Charities That Are Awesome

The art world can be QUITE diverse; there’s art of VASTLY different quality (think Etsy buys vs. Koons sculptures), insane price ranges ($0 to nearly $500,000,000), and events for everyone vs. exclusive buttoned up affairs. All in all, the art world has a prevailing reputation of being exclusive and expensive. That said, it’s clearly not just that, and today I’d like to point to three arts-related organizations that are supporting awesome charitable causes.

Trying On Art, for Project Nice View

Last week we got 15 impressive artworks into our client's East Village apartment on approval. This means that we sent pieces the client was seriously interested in buying into her space to see them on the walls.  NO ONE dislikes this service; seeing options that make your space better and picking favorites is objectively fun. BUT the results are always surprising. Here are the winners and rejects from last week's session: 

Lower East Side Gallery Guide: FAMILY EDITION

The New York gallery scene is one of the best in the world, but it's also SUPER intimidating; there are so many options that aren't always apparent or welcoming, and figuring out a route that's family friendly (i.e. near some snacks) is so tricky.  I'm into art and efficiency, and as a mama I'm always all about family-friendly anything. SO, I wanted to share some ways to approach the New York gallery scene and have your kids enjoy the ride with you.  

Artist Profile: Meet Jill Nathanson

Today, we're meeting Jill Nathanson, a contemporary painter whose work feels summery and uplifting, and stands out from your typical pretty abstracts. Her solo show at a New York gallery just opened, so find out what you need to know about the hows and whys of her work. 

Hey Interior Designers: We heard about your issues...

We work with interior designers ALL THE TIME  sourcing art for their clients. The challenge they all have in common? Assessing art quality and price. 

Fear not, Designers. This week we are QUITE excited to officially launch Mason Lane Partners -- a designer driven program through which you can simply and quickly get vetted art, with talking points, for your clients.

Tidbits from A Gallery Visit

Last week we took a budding art collector to a favorite Chelsea gallery, Berry Campbell, to answer some of the collector's questions about quality and pricing in the art world. 

I, for one, love visiting this gallery. Christine Berry (co-owner with Martha Campbell) shares her knowledge in a way that makes you truly love and want to buy whatever she has on her walls. Here are three of my favorite tidbits from last Thursday's visit: