Confessions of an art dealer: Howard Greenberg
New York gallerist on golf, photography and his love of Brooklynites
By Gareth Harris. From Art Basel daily edition
Published online: 14 June 2013
My biggest mistake... is remembering too many of my mistakes.
My secret passion... is not so secret – golf.
The museum I’d like to lead... the Howard Greenberg Museum of Photography.
The artist I should have signed... Lee Friedlander.
Things that keep me awake at 3am... if my kids have come home yet.
I last cooked for... my kids.
I should have been... the truth is I don’t feel like I should have been anything other than what I am.
I enjoy the company of... people who grew up in Brooklyn.
Dealers are misunderstood because... we are dealers.
Fairs are important... because of the access to collectors, curators, and critics who can’t get to the gallery.
Small talk is... adequate foreplay for large talk.
A recurring nightmare involves... bookkeeping errors.
My greatest achievement is... that I’ve been able to educate thousands of people.
The most under-rated art movement is.... the body of work by Edward Steichen made between 1915 and 1923, when he moved to New York.
The next big thing... making images by thinking of them.
I wish I had met... Alfred Stieglitz.
Life’s too short to... sweat the small stuff.
My favourite person in the art world is... Gabrielle Greenberg, my newest employee.
My Art Basel dream is to.... sell my entire booth twice.
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