Email gone wrong: Julian Hatton at Elizabeth Harris

Julian Hatton, yard, 2016-17, oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 48 x 54 inches

To: Two Coats of Paint
From: Julian Hatton

Dear Brett:
Just wondering how one enjoys a post on Two Coats of Paint?  My show is up at Elizabeth Harris (April 20-June 3) and I am scratching my head about getting the word out. With time I’ll get a handle on it, but am currently scrambling to fill the gaps in promotion.

Regards,
Julian
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To: Julian Hatton
From Sharon Butler at Two Coats of Paint

Hi Julian,

Congratulations on your show–images at the EH website look wonderful. I loved receiving this email–I think maybe you meant to send it to Brett Baker at Painter’s Table…?
All best,
Sharon
Publisher, Two Coats of Paint
PS Perhaps I could publish your email with some images of your work?
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To: Sharon Butler
From: Julian Hatton

Hi Sharon:

You are so right. Yes, meant to send to Painters Table, Brett’s website. But love your sight as well, and how serendipitous to read about another NYSS alumnus Todd Bienvenu.
Hmmm..regarding publishing that email, well, if it suits your program, sure. If it comes back to bite me, I’ll deal with it.  It’s always a bit nerve wracking having one’s work up and on display. Would appreciate meeting you at the gallery and talking about the paintings. I’m around, so just LMK.
Thank you Sharon!
Julian
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To: Julian Hatton
From Sharon Butler
Thanks for stopping by DUMBO Open Studios last week. I had forgotten about publishing our email exchange–glad your visit jogged my memory. I’m looking forward to seeing the show.
All best,
Sharon
PS  What else did you see at DOS? I got out on Sunday and thought it was an excellent event–a slew of accomplished artists participated this year, right?
Julian Hatton, till, 2016-17 oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches
Julian Hatton, crush, 2016-17, oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches
Julian Hatton, another path, 2016-17, oil and mixed media on panel, 10 x 10 inches
Julian Hatton, tart, 2016-17, oil and mixed media on panel, 10 x 10 inches
Julian Hatton, passion fruit, 2016-17, oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches
Julian Hatton, elixir, 2016-17, oil on panel, 42 x 42 inches
Julian Hatton, ransack, 2016-17, oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 42 x 72 inches
Julian Hatton, haven, 2016-17, oil, wax, pastel and colored pencil on canvas, 42 x 42 inches

“Julian Hatton: Free Range,” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY. Through June 3, 2017.

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4 thoughts on “Email gone wrong: Julian Hatton at Elizabeth Harris”

  1. Julian Hatton – Hello from Janice La Motta. I showed your work years ago at my gallery (Paesaggio Gallery). Love these new paintings.

  2. I consider Julian Hatton a prodigious talent and probably the most exciting painter working today. His foundation in art history vs. studio practice brings an added layer of intrigue in my opinion. In an odd way, I find it encouraging to see this email exchange. It reveals the inner workings of the ever-changing art business and market. He’s only a little snarky in tone but the fact that Hatton will take his lumps for the faux pas is endearing. The email revels the sort of grim reality that even if you “make it” like Hatton, “everyday your hustling.” For a painter like me who is struggling to get traction the message is: make your best art, expect to hustle everyday and try to be nice about it!

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