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Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner opens Friday. Co-organized by the Whitney and Centre Pompidou, the exhibition celebrates a promised gift of American and international work from the 1960s to the present day. We’ll be posting live from the press preview on Twitter and Instagram starting at 10 am EST. 

Bernadette Corporation (active 1994–), Creation of a False Feeling, 2000. Chromogenic print: sheet, 70 ½ × 49 13/16 in. (179.1 × 126.5); image, 60 11/16 × 47 1/16 in. (154.1 × 119.5). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; promised gift of Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner P.2014.10. Courtesy Greene Naftali Gallery

On being a Gallery Owner/Art Dealer

Carol Greene / Owner / Greene Naftali Gallery 

“I have a gallery for the artists.  It’s not about selling as much work as you can as quickly as you can and it’s not about pressuring them to make more work quickly to take advantage of the market" 

"I do shows all the time where I’m not going to make any money”

“Some of the best artists I’m working with aren’t even making anything material" 

"If you show great artists, eventually you’re going to sell it”

“If you want to make a great gallery and you want to keep your best artists, you have to be ready to cut out the ones that aren’t holding up”

Bob Monk:  "Don’t you feel like being an art dealer is such a special and wonderful thing? Like when you wake up in the morning you feel…                         Carol Greene: “… the crippling anxiety?!?" 

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