The Art of the Dealer: Gallerist Jack Shainan

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL | Julie L. Belcove:

In 2002, New York Gallerist Jack Shainman traveled to Mali to visit Malick Sidibé, an artist celebrated for his photographs of daily life in the West African nation. Shainman and his business partner at the time, Claude Simard, left Sidibé’s Bamako studio with 150 prints in glass frames, which they carefully packed in their carry-ons for the trip home. Out on the airport runway in the glare of spotlights, security officers became suspicious of the odd contents of the two men’s luggage… Read more

Image: WORK IN PROGRESS | ‘I don’t think we said, “Let’s represent black people because we can sell a lot.” You have to love the work first,’ says gallerist Jack Shainman, photographed at his exhibition space in upstate New York: GEORDIE WOOD FOR WSJ. MAGAZINE

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