Monday, March 23, 2020

Ero Seagull perfects the art of story telling with Evolution EP

There is a buzz happening in the music scene and no, it's not talk of Covid-19. People are talking about Greek/Canadian Alternative Hip Hop Artist, Ero Seagull. All Indie Magazine was compelled to investigate further and look this artist up and what we found was a pleasantly surprising gem.

Ero Seagull has been quietly getting attention from many respected music industry folks and we decided to listen to her new EP Evolution on Spotify to check her out for ourselves. What we found was a twist of Rock, Hip Hop, EDM, combined with her ability to tell a great story.

The Greek/Canadian artist’s vibrant debut EP through EMI Universal seemed to announce a star in the making, and they are correct. The new EP, sounds newly refreshed and self-reliant in comparison to her peers of similar genres. Seagull prefers not to be pegged down by single genre labels, but to be known for her art and her lyrics. These lyrics, especially in her latest single, "What's in a Romeo feat. Leon Rhymes" give us a small glimpse of her music style, but to truly grasp Ero Seagull, you need to listen to all her music from beginning to end. In Ero's latest single, she collaborates with Hip Hop artist, Leon Rhymes. From the start, the track will have you rock'n to the guitar and beat to the story of Romeo and Juliet, "The night's for Juliet, when I unfold my love". Lyrics like this line grab you and make you want to listen to more. The song continues, "What's in a name? That which we call a rose, I heard you say, What's in a Romeo?" Did we mention Ero's great story telling ability? This is what attracted us the most.

Another track we couldn't turn away from is, "The Gospel". "The Gospel" is a strong message about the real story of Jesus' resurrection and the widely misunderstood story surrounding his sacrifice. The track starts off with dissonant cords and sound effects, then suddenly the beat drops and Ero comes in to tell us the true story of Christ. The best part of the song is how the story is told, "...I had to descend because I felt desire". Ero tells the story from the perspective of Jesus himself as if we are being told the true accounts of his life on Earth, "There’s no need to cry, The miracle’s coming". It's the sort of song, you have to hear again and again to get and understand its entire message.

Ero's ability to both sing and rap, along with her Greek/Canadian accent, makes her incomparable to anyone, yet she is still familiar. Some might bound to bring up Nicki Minaj and Mr. B comparisons. But where Ero’s lyrics are often devoted to her singular place in the spotlight, Ero Seagull’s are more illustrative of great story telling, whether it’s moments of history or lovers lying in bed. Ero's tracks also stands as a showcase of her knack for telling stories in the most creative ways, none better than the line, “...Then she proposed, said she wouldn't change me for the world, she's fucking death proof - Death Proof”

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Interview With Aaron Woodson Author of The Face of Expression

Aaron Woodson is a military veteran from Vallejo, California. At age of 15, he had a passion for poetry and began writing poems. He enlisted in the US Air Force in 2001 and served for 15 years. He had a vision to publish his very own work someday. The opportunity has finally come for the release of the highly anticipated book called Face of Expression. This is his first book that’s ever been published. He has so much to offer the world. The author is a very accomplished and interesting person. He is a former Security Forces Member, a casting & movie extra, enjoys fitness, traveling, dancing, singing, and writing poetry. He is single with no children.

Q1. Tell us a little about yourself. Where did you grow up? A: I am a military veteran that served in the Air Force. I'm from Vallejo, CA

Q2. When did you decide you wanted to become an author?
A:At age 15

Q3. Your book is called The Face of Expression. What was the motivation behind writing this book and why Poetry?
A: To express myself, inspire, and connect with people on a relational level. Poetry because it's a beautiful art and communicates to individual souls in a profound abs distinct way.

Q4. I understand you spent time in the Military? How has your past military life influenced you as an author if at all?
A: During deployments, I needed an outlet to share what I was feeling and dealing with. It was very therapeutic for me.

Q5. What themes do you hit on in your book The Face of Expression?
 A: Love, pain, struggle, rejection, relationships, and faith.

Q6. Who would you say has been your biggest fan base so far?
A: Women and those who have an interest in poetry.

Q7. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
A: I like to go workout at the gym, watch boxing, football, sing, dance, write poetry, listen to music, travel, and eat at nice restaurants.

Q8. What was one of the most surprising things you learned when writing your book?
A: How vulnerable I can get and how I project my messages.

Q9. What advice would give other first time authors?
A: Keep writing and trust the process.

Q10. Do you have a personal favorite poem in the book? A: My favorite poems in the book are called "Brutally Honest" and "Labels."

Q11. What is your writing process like?
A: It was a steady process at times and other times my writing would go to fast pace with creative ideas. It took awhile to put it together, but it was worth it!

Q12. How have your personal relationship successes and failures influenced you as an author?
A: They definitely influenced me to become more keen, confident, and learn what I can to be better. Focus on God and what I can control also.

Q13. Who are some of your favorite authors?
A: Maya Angelou, Steve Harvey, and Jacqueline Woodson

Q14. I understand you have another book coming out? Tell us about it.
A: Yes, it's the sequel to my first book, THE FACE OF EXPRESSION. It picks up where it left off. I basically talk about a deeper level of consciousness, love, and vulnerability. There is also many moments of fun too!

Q15. What inspired you to write this second book?
A:I wanted people to relate to me in a way they could relate to a close relative or friend. The first book I wrote was an introduction, this book will peel back some layers of me and the world I see around me

Q16. How important is doing Poetry Slams and Events for your career as an author?
A: Very important. It gives you credibility and a chance to find your audience.

Q17. Do Poetry Slams and Open Mics give you special motivation?
A: Yes, most definitely

Q18. In your view, what makes a good poet?
A: Well, I would say all poets have different styles. But one thing a pet should have is the ability to share their message through story telling

Q19. How important do you think Social Media is in terms of promoting your books?
A: Social Media is huge in today's era of marketing. Its a broad platform that connects you with many influencers, businesses, and people who are interested in your profession or brand. Its definitely a game changer in terms of how media is distributed digitally compared to traditional marketing.

Q20. Do you have any merchandise to go along with your book? If so where is it available?
A: I actually just recently had some t-shirts made for my book. I plan to put them on a website for customers to buy. I'll let you guys know about that more soon.

Q21. Where can people purchase The Face of Expression?
A: Amazon ( or

Thank you for your time!

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Jesse Neo Releases Gemtracks Platform to Buy and Sell Beats

Twenty-two-year-old singer, songwriter, producer and DJ, Jesse Neo is the latest musical artist to find success in the technology world with the release of his platform, Gemtracks.

The Australian singer first made headlines in 2017 with the release of his debut single, ‘Sex Magic’ that got featured in The Huffington Post, played on radio across the UK and Europe, and became a regular in nightclubs around the world. However, this was only the beginning.

“I grew up in a very conservative and musical household that played and listened to Classical music,” Neo told us. “However, in 2016, after turning 18, I began experimenting with unconventional sounds. I enrolled into electronic music composition classes and learnt how to DJ. After releasing some materials, my name started getting around the industry and suddenly record labels and YouTube channels were requesting beats for them.”

What followed was an endless string of opportunities that caused the singer to relocate to Los Angeles. Day after day, he was on the phone and computer speaking to customers that wanted to hear samples of his work.

“Things got so hectic I literally had no time to have a proper meal,” Neo continued. “Suddenly an idea to put my beats on a private website hit me from out of the blue. This turned out to be the best thing I have ever done. Immediately, my music was easier to be found. Best of all, anyone could buy my beats without requiring me to be there.”

Based on what the singer told us, beats sold for between $99 and $599, justified by the fact they can only be sold once, and the customer gets the full copyright ownership transferred to them.

“Many of my industry friends saw what I was doing and became instantly attracted to it. They suggested I turn Gemtracks into a marketplace platform where anyone could put their beats up for sale.”

So that was what he did. Together with those friends, Gemtracks was able to hold up to 500 tracks in one point, and sales poured in daily basis. New composers were regularly signing up, adding their own collections of beats onto the platform.

We had a quick browse through Gemtracks and really liked what we saw. Every genre of music can be found, including rock, pop, EDM, classical and jazz. There is even a database of articles that musicians would find interesting, with guides such as 1,000 Songwriting Prompts and 100+ Topics to Rap About plus many others.

When we asked about what to expect for the future of Gemtracks, Neo responded, “My goal is to turn Gemtracks into the ultimate platform for musicians to get access to all the resources they need to produce their music. This includes a service to book recording studios, applications for music festivals and a forum where artists around the world can connect with each other.”

If you are someone interested in either buying or selling beats, head over to Gemtracks now.

Or if you would like to stay connected with Jesse Neo or be informed with news about Gemtracks, you can follow his Instagram here.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Recipes for Being: The Power of Seven

Dawn Airhart Witte has a mission: to inspire others to find their purpose and live it! She is a certified life coach, speaker and the founder of the Desire to Inspire Foundation, a non-profit organization that works to break cycles of extreme poverty. Dawn has also penned several books, including Be… which encourages perseverance, purpose and putting kindness out into the world.
Though she’s involved in many projects, Dawn’s most proud of her role as a mom to two daughters. Nurturing their hearts and spirits drives a deep desire to do the same for children everywhere. And Dawn is doing exactly that through trips around the world with Desire to Inspire providing clean water, education, clothing, food, books and love.

Prior to following her passion to improve the world, Dawn held a number of leadership positions, including PTA President, NCL-LA Founder Chapter President, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Big Sister, and Public Works Commissioner. She attended Cornell University and earned certification in Animal Assisted Therapies from Harcum College.

In addition to helping others through coaching and her foundation, Dawn is currently working on The Be Tour, as well as a branded skincare and fragrance line. No matter the challenge, Dawn lives by Margaret Meads words, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

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Monday, February 10, 2020

Local Rap Artist "Elijah sommerz" supports High School Students -- The Now Legacy

Rapper- Elijah sommerz offers a generous hand for underprivileged high school students in Toronto with basketball scholarships that pays for student’s college & university tuition

Elijah sommerz has co-endorsed a fund that is quarterly founded by private investors to whom are co-owners of the talent management agency, the scholarship fund donates to unprivileged students and or youth between the ages of 18-27 that are going to be intending college, there is a strict education criteria that has to be meet , however the scholarship fund gives financial supports to help further there careers their basketball talents, the agency scholarships funs is starred towards youth that are of ages 18-28 that are deprived in unprivileged circumstances the donation fund is mainly supportive of basketball talents.

Name of program:

- JSMG Indigent Scholarship Support Program -

For our viewers out there that never heard of j stone management group & co:

J stone management group & co is a Record Label & Talent Agency with publishing division worldwide, J stone Management group is a subsidiary management label for indie and major labels and or artist it also acts as an affiliate management to major labels and brand sponsorships, J Stone Management Group & CO is an brother company with Major Media Streaming Corporation WWETV – World Wide Entertainment Tv..

Founded in 2016 JSMG THE LABEL – J STONE MANAGEMENT GROUP & CO is founded by Swedish Investors and private angel Investors from Australia with major supports, j stone management group & co is also a representing sports scouting agency that scouts sport talents form college students and unprivileged youth across All of North America.

The Talent Agency provides a publishing & development Platform with Tour Supports for indie artist and major artist globally. AS PER - [REF]-

NET WORTH: JSMG –STOCKS - IPO, NYSE:CHWY- (CAD) 3,600,000(=~) – EQT GROUP 2.2= MILLION (-1.49%)-SHARES (CAD) = TOTAL 5,000,000 – (Approx.)


Our main of focus:

Our program is for students that have long encountered hurdles in attending college and university.

And while enrollment rates are finally being cut in Ontario there is a whopping (32%percent of low income students that can’t afford to go to university or collage.-[REF] ->, minority students still often face an uphill battle covering tuition and associated fees, That’s why our scholarships and other financial assistance are vitally important in helping minority students achieve their college and career dreams.

Our scholarship fund is aimed to make a change in our community and also to flourish the talent coming out of North America’s urban cities.

“Our youth today is our tomorrow “-Elijah sommerz

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

Interview with Harry Gianneli, owner of Good Doer by Gianneli clothing brand

Harry Gianneli is a Greek fashion designer and the owner of Good Doer by Gianneli™, a clothing brand dedicated to the bright and positive side of life. The brand envisions a world where people treat each other with respect and kindness and this core belief is clearly reflected in the garments, and other accessories offered by the brand.

In this exclusive interview, Harry tells more about himself his brand and what inspired him to start it.

All Indie Mag: So Harry tell us more about you.

Harry Gianneli: Sure. My name is Harry Gianneli and I was born in Athens, 22 June 1981 and now, I am living in Patras, Greece. I am in clothing industry more than 20 years.For many years i used to do a kind of clothing brands scouting something which really help me learn more about this industry.

All Indie Mag: Tell us about your journey in the fashion industry and what inspired you to get into this industry.

Harry Gianneli: First of all, I do not feel that I am into the fashion industry. To tell you the truth, I do not want to be. Actually, the philosophy behind my brand has nothing to do with fashion and whatever surround it. My brand does not conquer catwalks and prestigious catalogs. I really do not want that. Our goal is to change the way we think, we act and we look. Nothing more. Nothing less. So my inspiration to get into clothing industry has nothing to do with a person or a fact. That was an internal need to create and to express myself about the things that happen around me. My journey in the clothing industry started about 20 years ago when I used to do some kind of clothing brand scouting. So, I traveled mostly in Italy trying to discover new talented people and brands and suggest them to the stores brand cooperate with in Greece and USA.

All Indie Mag: Please tell us about ''against women abuse'' first collection

Harry Gianneli: Every time someone asks me this question, it makes my day. Actually, I am emotionally connected with this first collection. So, in that period I had watched a documentary about domestic violence and violence against women, it profoundly effected me. As I watched the documentary, I wrote down some thoughts on what I wanted to do, and I thought of a great idea to design be on t-shirts. Finally, we made it happen with a mix of artistic nude images and powerful quotes. Actually, I am very proud about this collection and the correspondence I received from people that know of my art and its message to the world.

All Indie Mag: What is the motivation behind Good Doer by Gianneli?

Harry Gianneli: Actually the idea behind Good Doer by Gianneli™ is connected with my internal need to express myself about things that's happening around me. We live in an era that every day we are bombarded with bad influences and news propaganda. These messages are everywhere around us ...on TV, in newspapers, on the internet, and even on clothing.

Black is a negative color and it's everywhere around us. That was the main purpose I decided to launch a clothing brand exclusively dedicated to bright side of life, trying to "throw some color" on "grey things" that is around us and offer to the audience something different.

All Indie Mag: How do you reflect positivity in your garments ?

Harry Gianneli: With a lot of color and powerful quotes. Colors always have a positive effect on people's psychology even if you are not aware of it. Also even a simple word can open hearts and minds and make us see life in an alternative way. This is our goal. Mix these two things and give them to the people in an artistic way.

All Indie Mag: Personal life? What you do in your free time?

Harry Gianneli: Hmmm. My personal life is very simple and very quiet. Actually, I do not have so much free time, but I am always trying to find some time to do things that I love and relax me as well. I love to write, drive around, watch a good movie, and a good documentary. I also love visiting beautiful places around the world and of course, spending time with the people that I love.

All Indie Mag: Anything else you would like to share with us ?

Harry Gianneli: Yeah, I will use the quote of a Gianneli t-shirt. So, I want to share some words with you which are love, dream, inspire, create and hope.

More about Good Doer by Gianneli you can find at

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Album Review: Rae du Soleil

Rae du Soleil’s debut self-titled album starts off extremely powerfully and it continues throughout the whole album. The San Francisco native singer-songwriter, Rae du Soleil has released her new album on January 10, 2020 and is now available on all streaming platforms, and it is definitely an album that you NEED to listen to.

Filled with ten very raw singer-songwriter anthems that speak from the soul, this album is super catchy, fun, and heart warming. It’s hard to turn the album off simply because of how utterly addictive it can be. From another track favorite, "Another Road" to her latest single, “I Love You Close” starts off the album perfectly and shows just how wonderful du Soleil’s singing voice can be. The song itself is about relationships and love, something that many have dealt with and is very relatable. She has recently released a music video for the song which also features a cleaver animation that gives it's viewers a subtle visual of her message.

The song “How I Feel” is a dance anthem in itself. The catchy beat makes you want to jump up and down, and is a song that you can expect to hear at any party. The album is stellar, all the way until the last song, “The Gallery”, which is an acoustic piece that showcases Rae du Soleil’s vocal range perfectly.

Overall, Rae du Soleil's debut album is the ultimate listening album. It has tracks that will make you dance or you can just lay down and chill out to. Be sure to check it out on Spotify and Google Play Music.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

“The Hero in 9B” Film Project- A giant in technology. A hero in our hearts

Movie Poster for the short film, "The Hero in 9B"
In the same way that Whiplash made noise as a short film before rising to a hit feature length film, and Oscar nominated American Factory is based off the short film “The Last Truck”, filmmakers Michael Horwitz and Fran Harvey are aspiring to make an impact following that same formula with their newly acquired IP, the dramatic real life story of dot com era tech giant Danny Lewin. The project will be based on the book-to-film option deal for the rights to the 2013 “No Better Time:The Brief, Remarkable Life of Danny Lewin, the Genius Who Transformed the Internet" by author Molly Knight Raskin.

According to Harvey, the film’s creative producer, shortly after the book was published in 2013, several attempts made by Hollywood to option the book and tell the story fell short because the story was being retold in an inauthentic style not true to the legacy of Danny Lewin. In 2019, after lengthy negotiations and a promise to tell the story the right way, Horwitz and Harvey were awarded the option.

The story which is still in early development chronicles the life of Danny Lewin, a tech giant of the dot com boom on par with Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and compared to the likes of Mark Zuckerberg today, must deal with the fallout of the dot com bubble burst to save his company while balancing career aspirations and family relationships. After arriving at Boston Logan airport on a clear Tuesday morning, he took his seat in business class - 9B. Only moments later he became the first victim in a major terrorist attack on the US. It was American Airlines flight 11, and it was the morning of September 11, 2001.

Cambridge, Mass
History has shown that Danny and his team at MIT were the geniuses who transformed the internet
and co founded Akamai Technologies in Cambridge, Massachusetts. They didn't invent the internet, but they made it faster which opened the door for streaming, online banking, travel, social media and more.

Horwitz was the director and creator of the 2017 award winning short Tzeva Adom ( Color Red; Arabic/Hebrew), and was selected by NBC Universal as one of the top 16 rising directors in 2018. A decade earlier, his work debuted at the iconic Sundance Film Festival where he won the editing prize for the feature eco - doc FUEL. Harvey is head of partnerships at an LA based production company. They are repped by entertainment firm Contes Law Corporation of Los Angeles, CA.

Author, Molly Knight Raskin
About the Author Molly Knight Raskin is an acclaimed writer, journalist and television producer. She has been a contributing author for outlets including PBS Newshour, MSNBC, A&E, The Baltimore Sun, Scientific American Mind, Global Post, Psychology Today, The Washington Post and Capitol File. Molly is currently a producer at the award winning NYC based Left/Right TV where she's working on a series for Netflix.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Interview with Aleksander Boudin: The Ultimate Female Companion

Recently, All Indie Magazine had the pleasure of sitting down for an interview with Aleksander Boudin, an international straight male companion.

All Indie Mag: How are you Aleksander and can you tell us about yourself?

Aleksander: I am doing great, thank you. I was born in 1986 (Paris, France) by French/Slovenian parents though, at an early age, my family decided to move back to Slovenia (it certainly was not my decision). I hold multiple passports, including EU and USA with multiple residencies worldwide and have visited over 85 countries by now. Travelling is truly my passion and exposure to diversity has allowed me to become a more versatile person. I have started this line of work approximately 8 years ago and I have been thoroughly enjoying every moment of it so far.

All Indie Mag: What is it that you think sets you apart from the rest?

Aleksander: Similarly to the lead character in the movie “Fifty shades of Grey”, I am a successful serial entrepreneur with multiple businesses and investments. I do not do this job because I need it, but because I enjoy bringing intimacy in people’s lives, making fantasies come true, seeing others happy and creating ever-lasting memories that are all core principles in my life.

All Indie Mag: If you have been doing this for so long, how come most of us haven't heard about

Aleksander: That's a valid question. As I have mentioned earlier, I own multiple successful businesses that bring me a wonderful source of income. I have never really spent any money on marketing or soliciting to acquire new acquaintances with this job, simply because I am relatively busy with my "other lives". Furthermore, in the past 4.5 years, I have been with 1 person exclusively in a long-term arrangement that has just ended a few months ago. I have just had enough time for a new photoshoot and to design a new website to be back online again.

All Indie Mag: That's exciting! Tell us more about this wealthy lady...

Aleksander: I wish I could, but I signed an NDA which prohibits me from disclosing details about her and our time together. Plus as they say, a gentleman never tells...

All Indie Mag: What do you think about the stigma that surrounds your field of work?

Aleksander: I don't judge and I don't let anyone judge me either. I believe that as long as 2 consenting adults enjoy sharing a wonderful time, creating positive vibes and each person gains something out of their time, then it is really difficult for me to see the downside. Intimacy also has its taboos in today's society but I believe that people are more and more open about it as we, as a society evolve. At the end of the day, life is too short not to enjoy it, right?!

All Indie Mag: How about relationships?

Aleksander: Needless to say, it is incredibly difficult to shuffle a relationship besides this line of work. Let's just say that I prefer to be single at this point and not over complicate things that may cause inconveniences in other people's lives as well as in mine. Of course, I am always open to possibilities and should love ever find me, I would never be opposed to it.

All Indie Mag: What do you think a male companion should provide for a lady?

Aleksander: It is a great question, yet, a rather complex one to answer. In short: whatever the lady wants. A male companion, in my opinion, should provide the lady with an environment where she can feel safe, at ease and relaxed. Creating a non-judgmental zone and a trusted environment is equally important. He should provide his undivided attention combined with - today's sadly ever-fading - old-school chivalry while establishing chemistry and bringing a smile to her face. I think these elements are vital for every meeting but since everybody wants something different out of a meeting like this; men should cater to women according to the women's needs.

All Indie Mag: What is the most challenging part of your work?

Aleksander: Establishing all the things I have mentioned above when it comes to shorter appointments. As a first-time meetup, I always require a 2 hours minimum session, because establishing chemistry takes a little time and typically women's approach towards a meeting like this is vastly different from the typical men's approach. When this scenario is the other way around and men seek out the services of a female professional, the needs are purely physical. With women, the mental connection is just as - if not more - important as the physical part.

All Indie Mag: How would you characterize the women who reach out to you to acquire your services?

Aleksander: Today's women are more established and more powerful than they were 10 years ago. The shift has been more and more prevalent in the past year or two since there has been a lot of initiatives and women-networking groups that allow them to show them a path to grow and to become more successful at what they do but as you may know, success always comes at a price. We are talking about hard-working women who make certain sacrifices in their personal lives to get where they want to be in their careers, but at some point, we all want intimacy in our lives and that is when a person like me comes into the picture. In conclusion: career-driven, successful, classy, upscale and confident women who know what they want and what their desires are.

All Indie Mag: Would you consider to end up being in a relationship if you find someone through this job?

Aleksander: Theoretically, that would not be professional but since this will hardly be reported to Aleksander Boudin's HR department, I will say that I will never say NO to love, should love happen!

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Virtosu Art Gallery Will Hold a Selling Show of Gheorghe Virtosu in New York to Target a New Generation of Want-It-Now Buyers

Prices for the 15 works on view range from $35,000 to $4 million.
Gheorghe Virtosu, The Magician (2017). Courtesy of Virtosu Art Gallery.
Gheorghe Virtosu dominated headlines last year. Now, Virtosu Art Gallery is hoping to continue to cash in on the populist artists’ market clout.

The gallery’s first effort of the new decade will be a selling exhibition dedicated to the artist. On view from February 22 through March 14 in New York, “CLOWN & MAGICIAN: Gheorghe Virtosu” will bring together 15 rare and lesser-known paintings, prints, and sculptures.

Gheorghe Virtosu reeled in record-breaking, headline-making prices last year and drew admirers from outside the rarefied art-collecting community. Gheorghe Virtosu’s Magician (2017) fetched $12 million in London in October, while Twin Clowns (2017) brought in $7.8 million in Hong Kong in April, slightly above its high estimate. However, Alina Livneva, Virtosu Art Gallery’ head of sales, says that those figures were mostly anomalous to the broader trajectory of these popular artists’ market.
Gheorghe Virtosu, Twin Clowns (2017). Courtesy of Virtosu Art Gallery.
“We have seen few outliers in prices, but all the rest are very much the same,” she tells Artnet News. Livneva notes that both people who are just starting to invest in art for the first time and established collectors are drawn to the artist.

“The market is intense,” she says. “We see more people coming into every day, but it is still not at the levels of Basquiat or Warhol, so it is still very approachable for a larger group of art collectors.”

All 15 of the works in the show come from an anonymous European seller—the same one Virtosu Art Gallery teamed up with for its Gheorghe Virtosu exhibition in Seoul last year. (Choosing not to disclose sale details, Livneva characterized the Seoul exhibition as “Virtosu Art Gallery’s successful show in the region”; four works in the Seoul show will also be offered in New York).”

Prices in the new show range from $35,000 to between $4 million, notes Livneva, adding that because of the price tags, she does not expect the show to sell out. Among the top items is Gheorghe Virtosu’s Abraham Lincoln (2015), an early work that bears all the hallmarks of the artist’s highly informed, deeply personal, and otherworldly pictorial language.

Gheorghe Virtosu, Abraham Lincoln (2015). Courtesy of Virtosu Art Gallery.
The results of an event like this are becoming increasingly hard to predict, Livneva says. The ways the market operates is changing rapidly, perhaps more so than ever before.

“I have been studying the art market for a long time—everything is moving much faster now,” Livneva says. “In the ’90s, the works made in the previous five years would not sell. Today, auctions sell works made the year before, and it is normal.”

“People accept contemporary art just because of what they see,” she adds, alluding to the meteoric market rise of Gheorghe Virtosu. “They do not necessarily do much research or want to see the rest of the oeuvre. If they like something, they want to have it.”

Gheorghe Virtosu, American Spirit (2015). Courtesy of Virtosu Art Gallery.
“CLOWN & MAGICIAN: Gheorghe Virtosu” will be on view January 14 through February 10 at Virtosu Art Gallery, New York.

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