Gallerist Burns Bridges to a Borough

by Paddy Johnson on November 16, 2015 · 4 comments Newswire

Lucien Smith

Lucien Smith’s bullet riddled cars.

Fall out from the South Bronx party thrown by artist Lucien Smith, Salon 94 art dealer Jeanne Greenberg-Rohatyn, and real estate mogul Keith Rubenstein continues. The event featured bullet-riddled cars and trash can fires, which many thought were in poor taste. News erupted for days after enraged residents, politicians and artists learned of the party. Now, two weeks later, AFC has learned that artist Avery K. Singer refused Greenberg Rohatyn’s request for a studio visit, on the grounds that the party was insensitive and likely to lead the gallery into further trouble. We couldn’t agree more. The email, which was first posted on Facebook November 7th, below.


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