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(e)merge and The Washington/Baltimore Divide

by Paddy Johnson on October 5, 2012
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“This fair isn’t about making money” (e)merge art fair co-owner Helen Allen told me last night. According to Allen, it’s more about building community, a point evident in the attendees. Walking through the halls of the Capital Skyline Hotel in Washington took several hours last night, as everyone seemed to know everyone. (e)merge is the definition of a community-based fair.

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The Art Market Bubble? Not in the Lower East Side

by Paddy Johnson and Corinna Kirsch on September 14, 2012
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If there’s an art market bubble, shouldn’t all galleries be experiencing it? If the flurry of press releases announcing gallery upgrades is any indication, the Lower East Side is experiencing yet another bout of growing pains. Lisa Cooley, Thierry Goldberg and CANADA have all moved to larger locations and smaller galleries such as Bushwick’s formerly defunct Pocket Utopia have reopened in the neighborhood.

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