July 31, 2009

The nicest guy in Chelsea: Booksigning party

Ed Winkleman, signing books last night in Chelsea.

Anyone who reads the art blogs knows that Edward Winkleman recently wrote a book, published by the Allworth Press, called How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery. Yesterday I briefly stopped by the booksigning at Ed's gallery and chatted with the blogerati (blognoscenti?) who came out to celebrate Ed's success. Here are a few snaps.

Hrag Vartanian (HragVartanian.com) and Brent Burket (Heart as Arena)

The Art Fag City posse: Associate Editor Karen Archey, Summer Intern Julia Halperin, and Editor Paddy Johnson

I also ran into former Pocket Utopia resident Amy Lincoln (on right) and figurative painter Loie Hollowell.

After stops at a few other galleries, I finally got to check out Ed's book on the subway. See what I mean--he really is the nicest guy in town. No wonder his book is number one in the Amazon rankings for art books. :)

1 comments:

Dear Sharon,
I'm so happy Amy Lincoln told me about your blog. I love your contributions to The Brooklyn Rail. I'm sad that now that I've moved to Harlem I'm not sure where I'm gonna find it up here. I'm new to blogging, but I think I'm gonna fall in love with it.
Two Coats of Paint has everything I want! Thank you Thank you.
I really appreciate you linking Amy and I to your site. This is the kind of love artists should show each other. You've inspired me to start a blog on my website. It's a silly little thing. I'm just gonna start logging in my dreams. I've been really obsessed with painting sleep recently.
It was nice meeting you the other day, even in passing.
Sincerely,
Loie Hollowell