Being a gallerist can be complex and finding the right gallerist can be trickier. You must have a huge creative genius streak with the business mind to go with it. Art is personal so you always want to buy from someone who gets you. Here’s to understanding the minds behind the masterpieces- here’s the signs as a gallerist.
Aries: This is the bossy owner who got his start young and became a brand name out of nowhere. She/He always has original works and makes sure to highlight not only the art he brings in but the artists and their story as well. She/He’s magnetic and always “ahead of his time”.
Taurus: This owner is into true classics and might value his paintings over his family. She/He’ll only bring in the best and highest quality paintings. She/He keeps his art longer than most before rotating out. Each selection was deeply thought about long before selection. Everything from the walls, to the floor, to the ceiling, is beautiful in this gallerist shop.
Gemini: Gallerists have to be chatty with customers and artists alike and this owner is no different. She/He knows the thinking behind each painting and wants to tell you all about it. Everyone in neighbourhood has heard of her/him. She/He is witty and can talk anybody into buying anything! That drawing by your amateur son? Oh honey, it’s worth millions 😉
Cancer: This owner can weep at the site of the perfect painting. Emotionally attached to everything that comes and goes, you’ll sure to get something with sentimental meaning. She/He treats the staff and customer like family and can’t wait to help you decorate your home.
Leo: This gallerist has the biggest creative streak and is probably an artist himself. She/He throws the best parties, has the most extravagant selection, and the warmest vibes. Don’t test her/him though- she/he’s an expert at his craft and needs to be admired for hard work. Her/His gallery is vibrant and colorful and communicates the feeling of joy.
Virgo: The simple one, the one who always wants to help, and knows exactly what you need. She/He’s picky in who he selects and is likely to go for organic artists. She/He’s highly educated and knows exactly what she/he’s doing when she/he picks the perfect artists to decorate your new office space. Her/His gallery is quiet, organized, and ready for productivity.
Libra: Obsessed with beauty and people, this person knows art the best. She/He picks his artists and events by what he’s feeling in her/his heart. “In a relationship with art” does not begin to describe her/him. You come just as much for the gossip on the artist as you do the art itself. She/He’s a socialite in the art industry and knows how to connect people.
Scorpio: This owner is intense, moody, and dedicated his soul to his craft. Secretive as she/he is you’re not likely to see her/his face as you enter the gallery. Each selection of art was made from a place of emotion. She/He has powerful and dark taste in art. Nude, obscure, bloody, and passionate paintings are her/his thing.
Sagittarius: This gallerist has traveled the world to bring you the best and most cutting edge art there is. She/He’s always on the lookout for the next best thing while also appreciating the classics. She/He’s highly educated both in and outside the means of tradition. Her/His favorite artists rank from the most known to that small country side painter she/he met in Peru.
Capricorn: The most respected in the game and yet she/he keeps the gallery completely focused on the art. You don’t know much about her/him besides the friendly but distant presence. She/He truly cares for the profession of art and can be found hard at work every day. Only the most refined decoration for her/his gallery, the most VIP guest list for events, and of course- the best artists. She/He can be a little too high class and expensive for some, but the work? It’s worth it!
Aquarius: This gallerist is future oriented, humanitarian, and weirder than most in the art industry. She/He’s got an eclectic taste that not only shows through her/his selection but his personality and dress. She/He wants the most modern of style and makes friends with all his clients. He understands how art connects us as humans. You love her/him and so does everybody else.
Pisces: She/He’s inspired all the time and can be seen to have the most emotional of collections. She/He’s not the most involved with organization of the gallery or even section of the artists, but her/his vibe is definitely felt throughout the gallery. She/He’s shy and may be into being behind the scenes more than most. The gallery is effortless, timeless, and brings a sense of peace just as you walk in.
Text: Aubrey Adams
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