For those of you who have never had the pleasure to experience the Contemporary and Urban artworld of Boston, here is a little insight. As collectors who frequent DirtyPilot well know we are located outside of Boston. In the mid 1990’s we had a beautiful gallery on Bostons prestigious Newbury Street across from the Ritz Carlton. We showed some fantastic artists like Crash, Daze, Basquiat, Haring, Kenny Scharf, Mark Kostabi and others. Though working with the artists and clients were a pure joy, others thought the art work we were bringing to Boston was not worthy of this prestigious address. After standing toe to toe with several other gallery owners in our building and absolutely no support from the local papers and press we decided the battle was too large for us to fight alone. Needless to say I have never visited a Boston art gallery since. Attached is a link written by writer and artist Caleb Neelon.
Please take a moment to read. Although Caleb is much younger and may not have been a part of the Boston art scene 15 years ago, it amazes me to see that nothing has changed and if anything it sounds worse. The case against Shepard is a travesty for not only Shepard, but for all of us that call Boston our home and have to live in what I term (at least for me) a Contemporary Cultural Desert!
Please read as Caleb explains the situation very well. A MUST READ!