Art Gallery Paintings: Don't Trust Art Galleries ©

Title: Don't Trust Art Galleries
Type: Oil on Canvas
Year Painted: 2010
Dimensions: L 51"(129 cm) W 35"(89 cm)
Price: $7,500 - Also available in prints and memorabilia

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Art and the relationship of mis-trust.  Many of the Parisian galleries operate on a 'Payola’ system. It is often 100% Pay-to-Play system. It is the 'Art Mafia' at work - invariably referred to as "L'association de..quelque choses" (The Association of.. ‘something’). It is one big syndicate, which obliges the artist to actually pay the galleries to show their works, the result of which inhibits talent and promotes ‘anything but’, providing they can pay.  Many 6th district galleries are concerned neither with exhibiting talent nor with selling paintings. They are paid for the exhibition of artworks, by artists who effectively rent out a period of time for their exhibition.  Hence, "Don't Trust Art Galleries".


Paris based contemporary artist Ealy Mays' online art gallery presents a beautiful selection of figurative paintings, narratives, mixed media, top quality abstract paintings, and premium canvas prints & posters

Ealy Mays

6 rue Christine 
75006 Paris

USA Contact: 
Paul Sinclair      

+ (1) 347 399 0860


Welcome to Ealy Mays Artworks

Celebration of over 150 years of Black Literary and Artistic development in Paris

Here you will find the works of one of the most prolific African American artists. Based in Paris, France, this selection includes current masterpieces as well retrospectives from a body of over 30 years as an ethnic artist painting in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Your choice of paintings, prints, posters, postcards, puzzles, memorabilia, T-shirts, collectibles, accessories,and more, is only a click away. Read more

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