By The Art Newspaper. From In The Frame
Published online: 08 March 2012
The ever ebullient London dealer Kenny Schachter wryly points out that the only confirmed sale made at the opening of his new exhibition “Friends & Family” (Rove, Hoxton Square, until 15 April) —a show he co-curated with his sons Adrian, 14, and Kai, 15 —was an abstract piece (above) bought by a “known contemporary dealer” for £500. The work, however, was not by Damien Hirst, Sigmar Polke or some of the other stellar artists on offer, but Gabriel, 12, another arty Schachter sibling, prompting Kenny to quip that the move “gives new meaning to work by young, emerging artists”. And what of the debacle when a rather energetic young dancer damaged Tracey Emin’s piece How I Wish I Slept at the private view? “In the end, Tracey took her pieces, the slightly broken and the not broken at all, out of the show, which is a shame as it’s still up until the middle of April,” says the ever so slightly dejected dealer.
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