Debutantes, 1992, Frank Moore Oil on canvas with attachments, 69x51

In this series of chosen works, Bérubé touches on the delicate relationship between artist and dealer, a relationship that is vastly different, depending on whose point of view is considered. This is a business relationship that endeavors to achieve success by way of savvy marketing, media coverage, and buzz for a product that both parties involved hope inspires a buying public to make this public display of ideas and talent a part of their private lives. A constant force between these two parties is the sometimes conflicting interests shared by either of the two. Sales, artistic acclaim, street cred, one-upmanship and any of a number of other factors all combine to create what all involved hope will lead to a sense of fulfillment. Read more.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites guest curators, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to select several works from the Frank Moore Archive Project and Visual AIDS Artists Registry.

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Frank Moore

Alex Aleixo

Tracy Silverberg

Frank Green

Raynes Birkbeck

Mark Morrisroe

Stephen Andrews

Arnold Fern

James Reich

Abnel Rodriguez

Greg Maskwa

Andrew McPhail

Tom Shooter

Bob Corti

Richard Sawdon Smith

Martin Freeman

Elliott Linwood

Samuel F. Lewis

James K. Fackrell

David Wojnarowicz