Galleries quotes:

  • The art world is molting - some would say melting. Galleries are closing; museums are scaling back. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Galleries are nice to me. I sign a lot of autographs. -- Vijay Singh
  • Galleries are becoming overwhelmed with psychedelic music/art. I like it; it's a good direction, a new blurring of the lines between what you do. -- Brian Chippendale
  • Galleries needn't be exactly like White Columns purely because times are bad again. But the idea of this special space could - should - help shape what comes next. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Use between three and five photos in your gallery. Galleries with more photos are more competitive, but after five they seem to pass a point of saturation and diminishing return. -- Amy Webb
  • Galleries began growing in both number and size in the late seventies, when artists who worked in lofts wanted to exhibit their work in spaces similar to the ones the art was made in. -- Jerry Saltz
  • When I get some down time on the weekends, I love gallery hopping with friends, in particular checking out Gagosian Galleries - between the three in N.Y.C., there's always a great show on or something cool to see. -- Jessica Hart
  • Galleries in the West have probably been looking for exoticism. That's the reason my paintings initially sold well, I think. And then once they started selling, people said my works were very detailed. They may have represented something Japanese to them. -- Takashi Murakami
  • I love going to galleries, particularly the National Portrait Gallery. -- Mark Gatiss
  • It's a mystery to me the way that contemporary art galleries function. -- Steve Martin
  • The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw. -- Humphry Davy
  • I love the art world, I love art galleries, I love what it means - I love art. -- Nas
  • When the 14th Amendment, equal protection clause was enacted, the galleries in the Senate were segregated. Now we have integration. -- Arlen Specter
  • Read the folklore masters. Go to galleries. Walk in the woods. That's what you need to be an artist or storyteller. -- Terri Windling
  • There are 65 to 70 photography galleries in New York alone. In the U.K., there are no more than five, and they're all in London. -- Martin Parr
  • Great Art is Great because it inspired you greatly. If it didn't, no matter what the critics, the museums and the galleries say, it's not great art for you. -- Yoko Ono
  • I came to Berlin not to visit its museums and galleries, its operas, its theaters... but for the sake of seeing and speaking with the world's greatest living man - Alexander von Humboldt. -- Bayard Taylor
  • Just as the development of earth art and installation art stemmed from the idea of taking art out of the galleries, the basis of my involvement with public art is a continuation of wall drawings. -- Sol LeWitt
  • I see artists bored by light-without-heat, irked at gigantic galleries' pushing out art-as-product, leaving behind the over determined for the undetermined, guided by interior voices and bringing us out of a long tunnel to new blueness. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Milan, for me, is a city of discovery. You can find some amazing gardens behind some great houses; I also love finding beautiful galleries and incredible shops, but you have to explore. And the food is amazing. -- Francisco Costa
  • Some government expenditure actually makes a profit. Our theatre leads the world. Loads of tourists must be attracted by the fact that you could spend a week in London doing nothing but visit superb museums and galleries, free. -- Simon Hoggart
  • People of my generation who became photographers in the late fifties, early sixties, there were no rewards in photography. There were no museum shows. Maybe MOMA would show something, or Chicago. There were no galleries. Nobody bought photographs. -- Duane Michals
  • Of course I believe imaginative architecture can make a difference to people's lives, but I wish it was possible to divert some of the effort we put into ambitious museums and galleries into the basic architectural building blocks of society. -- Zaha Hadid
  • There are times when the art world seems like a religious empire. There are great cathedral galleries and pilgrimage sites where treasured art pieces are displayed like holy relics, and this can certainly be a great pleasure on a rainy Sunday afternoon. -- Michael Leunig
  • Rumors sound of galleries asking artists for upsized art and more of it. I've heard of photographers asked to print larger to increase the wall power and salability of their work. Everything winds up set to maximum in order to feed the beast. -- Jerry Saltz
  • There's something pleasing about large, well-lit spaces. I love that dealers are willing to take massive chances in order to give this much room to their artists. Most of all, I love that more galleries showing more art gives more artists a shot. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Can space break? I mean the space of art galleries. Over the past 100 years, art galleries have gone from looking like Beaux Arts salons to simple storefronts to industrial lofts to the gleaming giant white cubes of Chelsea with their shiny concrete floors. -- Jerry Saltz
  • An interesting thing happened in 1989, right as I was graduating: the stock market crashed and really changed the landscape of the art world in New York. It made the kind of work I was doing interesting to galleries that wouldn't have normally been interested in it. -- Matthew Barney
  • You've got to invest in the world, you've got to read, you've got to go to art galleries, you've got to find out the names of plants. You've got to start to love the world and know about the whole genius of the human race. We're amazing people. -- Vivienne Westwood
  • Anyone who relishes art should love the extraordinary diversity and psychic magic of our art galleries. There's likely more combined square footage for the showing of art on one New York block - West 24th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues - than in all of Amsterdam's or Hamburg's galleries. -- Jerry Saltz
  • Sometimes, you just have to clear your head and get out to see other things. It is very important to be nourished. I love to go to museums and galleries, I like to see theatre, film, dance - anything creative. It doesn't promise you inspiration, but it nourishes your creative soul, and that's good. -- Marc Jacobs
  • I wish I could write about shows outside New York. I often feel like the last person to know anything, because I almost never get to leave town, and when I do, I tend to go for three days max. Seeing between 30 and 40 shows a week in 100 or so galleries and museums takes up nearly all my time. -- Jerry Saltz
  • A saboteur in the house of art and a comedienne in the house of art theory, Lawler has spent three decades documenting the secret life of art. Functioning as a kind of one-woman CSI unit, she has photographed pictures and objects in collectors' homes, in galleries, on the walls of auction houses, and off the walls, in museum storage. -- Jerry Saltz
  • I love to be in front of big galleries. -- Natalie Gulbis
  • I love to be in front of big galleries -- Natalie
  • Cincinnatians support a symphony, an opera, a ballet, museums, many galleries and theater groups. -- Bill Dedman
  • I've always liked the fact that galleries are free to visit in New York. -- Joe Bradley
  • Predators and prey always coexist. That's why we have galleries as well as photographers. -- Bill Jay
  • The universe is composed of an indefinite and perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. -- Jorge Luis Borges
  • I realise the power of art that does not hang on the walls of galleries. -- Marina Abramovic
  • Edinburgh is my favourite city. We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries. -- Carol Ann Duffy
  • Culture, like the kingdom of heaven, lies within us, and not in foreign galleries and books. -- Randolph Bourne
  • The universe (which others call the Library) is composed of an indefinite, perhaps infinite number of hexagonal galleries. -- Jorge Luis Borges
  • The biggest weakness with my game is that I have fun with the galleries. I just love a gallery. -- Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  • There are so many great galleries and museums in London, but they can be very crowded during the day. -- Zaha Hadid
  • My real father was a portrait painter. I went to a lot of auctions as a kid and galleries. -- Cary Elwes
  • I never really took a proper art class in college. I just started reading art magazines and going to galleries. -- Larry Gagosian
  • There's always tons of crap music people are trying to sell us - [it's] the same way with publishers and galleries. -- Scott McClanahan
  • When I'm traveling the world, I don't ever look anymore at the geography - just enough to catch galleries and paintings. -- Alber Elbaz
  • I grew up in a town where there were no galleries, no museums, no theaters - a very religious, ultraconservative community. -- Robert Wilson
  • I always have a very good relationship with galleries, a lot of galleries and artists, so I don't want any conflict situations. -- Patrick Seguin
  • The media, the galleries, the collectors - it's all very chaotic actually. The artworld doesn't have this defined corporate structure that people imagine. -- Jeff Koons
  • Gather knowledge... Visit galleries, museums, art and craft fairs... Read books and magazines. Take workshops. Use your senses. Experience stimulates your memory and imagination. -- Nita Leland
  • I love wandering. It's liberating to throw away the map and explore uncharted galleries. You'll nearly always stumble into something immensely interesting that way. -- Steve Cosson
  • Art shouldn't be locked away in galleries and libraries and books. Art should be for everybody and not just art buffs, historians and so-called experts. -- Julian Beever
  • I feel like Havana has always been such an amazing, cosmopolitan city that it makes sense that a lot of galleries will want to be present. -- Rachael Price
  • I never really took a proper art class in college. I just started reading art magazines and going to galleries. I was really drawn to it. -- Larry Gagosian
  • During my time at high school and university in Kreuzlingen and St. Gallen, I traveled around Europe looking at art, visiting artists, studios, galleries and museums. -- Hans-Ulrich Obrist
  • I came late to galleries. A lot of people my age started their careers younger, so I was spared seeing that side for a long time. -- Wade Guyton
  • Everyone knows French artist Claude Monet's "Water Lilies," which he painted in his garden. You find the images everywhere from galleries to dorm rooms and dentists' lounges. -- Ari Shapiro
  • We live in a world of crisis, of challenge, and ... it's in our galleries that we can unpack the civilizations that we're seeing the current manifestations of. -- Thomas P. Campbell
  • I'm saving up to buy art. Nothing famous, but every time I'm in a new city I wander into galleries and dream about buying great pieces one day. -- Nicola Formichetti
  • Sometimes commercial galleries ask for particular work to sell, but I try not to be bossed around by them. I didn't become an artist to get bossed around. -- David Shrigley
  • Im saving up to buy art. Nothing famous, but every time Im in a new city I wander into galleries and dream about buying great pieces one day. -- Nicola Formichetti
  • And you can't help but worry for them, love them, want for them - those who go on down the close, foetid galleries of time and space without you. -- Tim Winton
  • The mind left to itself creates monstrosities, and not only in art galleries. Look at our urban landscapes and industrial wastelands. No civilization has ever produced so much ugliness. -- Eckhart Tolle
  • I like going to New York. I like the galleries and the theatre and the restaurants and bars and music. I think that city is more alive than Los Angeles. -- Sara Gilbert
  • The last time money left the art world, intrepid types maxed out their credit cards and opened galleries, and a few of them have become the best in the world. -- Jerry Saltz
  • I'm trying to expand the notion of curating. Exhibitions need not only take place in galleries, need not only involve displaying objects. Art can appear where we expect it least. -- Hans-Ulrich Obrist
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  • Whereas there's a wealth of galleries in Australia, everyone's got a gallery in Australia or wants your work. Because the art scene is smaller in Indonesia, there's not so much competition. -- Andrew Jack
  • I love Tate Modern; there's such great style and shopping here. I love the galleries and the pubs out on the street, just having your pint as the sun is setting. -- Drew Barrymore
  • Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility! -- Juvenal
  • For all the splendours of the world's greatest galleries, visitors are likely to be kept at arm's length, spectators of a world that can seem too rarefied to let them in. -- Jim Crace
  • I think the art world... is a very small pond, and it's a very inbred pond. They rely on information from an elect elite sect of galleries, primarily in New York. -- Thomas Kinkade
  • The galleries are simply corporations in the art world - "Here's a million dollars for this latest piece of crap" - but I'm not about to go along with the gallery system. -- Betty Dodson
  • There aren't that many galleries in Havana. There are a few state galleries and an ever-increasing but still limited number of independent galleries; there's no comparison with the number in New York. -- Rachael Price
  • Exposure to the reproductions [of Corbis-owned fine art photographs] is likely to increase rather than diminish reverence for the real art and encourage more people to get out to museums and galleries. -- Bill Gates
  • I'm fortunate in one respect; that I don't have a lot of work in my studio. Most of it's out, gone; either sold or in galleries. I work with a lot of galleries. -- Robert Barry
  • If we imagine that the only right that we have is to make commodifiable objects, then we limit our practice, and we limit the great potential for an understanding between collectors, curators and galleries. -- Theaster Gates
  • Appreciation of works of art requires organized effort and systematic study. Art appreciation can no more be absorbed by aimless wandering in galleries than can surgery be learned by casual visits to a hospital. -- Albert C. Barnes
  • The words that a father speaks to his children in the privacy of home are not heard by the world, but, as in whispering galleries, they are clearly heard at the end, and by posterity. -- Jean Paul
  • In art school, I started to see Pettibon in magazines, and I figured it out backward. I was into the idea that someone could show work in galleries while making album covers and photocopied books. -- Michael Dumontier
  • I'm a contemporary artist and I show in art galleries and museums. I show a number of photographs and films, but I also make television programs, books and some appetizing, all with the same concept. -- Alison Jackson