Get out of the heat and get into art this summer! While summer is usually a slower time in the art industry, I’m excited to point out to Bare Square readers some exciting summer shows, starting with this one:
Yesterday, auction house Phillips de Pury opened shows in both New York and London featuring the work of Phillips de Pury staff who also work as professional artists.
To pay their bills on a consistent basis, emerging artists often have to hold steady jobs. The lucky ones are able to secure jobs in the art industry. Landing a job at a prestigious art business like Phillips de Pury is even better. Meanwhile most nights and weekends these artists are slaving over their work. Then in their “spare time” they still have to find ways of showing and selling their work. Bravo!
In support of the efforts of its artist-staff, Phillips de Pury’s New York staff show will take place in the Meatpacking District, exhibiting 49 artists who are also members of their New York staff.
Cary Leibowitz, Phillips de Pury’s Director of Contemporary Editions, is an outrageous artist. His work is on display at the staff show. Cary has had a number of major New York solo shows in his career, and his work is included in some major collections. See some of his contemplative and occasionally shocking works here. Cary participated in the NYC:State of the Art conference that James and I spearheaded last year. (Thanks, Cary!)
I plan on attending–you should, too!
Phillips de Pury Staff Show
450 West 15 Street New York
(semi-private opening party this Thursday 7/14 6-9, so if you want to join, make sure to RSVP to newyorkstaffshow [at] phillipsdepury.com)
We love Phillips de Pury for their support of their employees and what seems to be a really great corporate culture! They’re really supporting the Phillips de Pury family–awesome!