NEWS: MARK MOORE GALLERY CLOSE
CULVER CITY, CA
LOS ANGELES ART SCENE
BY ArtCoWo Press © 11 - 9 - 16
Mark Moore Gallery closes after thirty-three years. Although, he will continue to sell privately. Most galleries sell in the secondary market, that is how they stay in business. Moore is no exception to that rule. Most galleries do not live off of emerging artists, that is a fallacy in the art world. Gallerist Frank Lloyd once said in a nutshell that "the gallery world is about money and any gallery that says it is not will soon be closing their doors."
Most gallerists either grumble about Sotheby's owning the auction market, rent hikes and lack of public interest in art at the current moment. The market is fickle right now for sure and any gallery that stays afloat at this current time is lucky. Moore complains about the young crowd that simply do not buy art. They buy art but are not looking to budge past thirty dollars. Most of the youngsters are interested in art, either to make it themselves or to just be at the hottest gallery opening and to catch a glimpse of some rising star.
Culver City is over-bloated with to many galleries frankly and that means sharper competition. It's glory days are over. Downtown Los Angeles is the next Culver City. Moore is just an after effect of the implosion of Culver City. We will see more galleries in that area close, in the next coming year, or the owners will just continue to write of the gallery when income taxes are due. Good Bye Mark Moore, thank you for your years of service to the arts. Whether the art world is all about money like Lloyd says is yet to be seen. Art for arts sake still gets my heart pounding.
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LISETTE LUGO "GATO" COURTESY OF D+H CONTEMPORARY 858 401 9549
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