Subject: 
Further Clarifications
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 11:36:32 -0400
From: "Evan Carter" <evanwal@bellsouth.net>
To: <info@artspace2000.com>

Dear Ms. Zubriski:

Let me first state very clearly that Dr. Margret Parra is NOT my fiancé and there is pending litigation between she and our Gallery to retrieve my own works as she now claims that her association with me was only for two weeks and the showing to prints in one room. Of course, you know this is not the truth, but we will allow justice to prevail here.

As for Ms. Genicot's prints, she is absolutely correct. Twenty prints, duplicates of each other, were sent to Miami and ten of these prints were sent to Germany. If she only received nine back from Dr. Parra, and I have no reason to believe what Ms. Genicot says is not true, then Dr. Parra owes her for one print. As you suggest, I am an extremely busy man and I cannot be in contract negotiations, sales and shipping. I am currently looking into Ms. Genicot's prints that were in Miami. Unfortunately there is nothing I can do presently about the one print in Brokstedt, Germany. I am having trouble collecting fifteen of my own originals valued at $11,500.

For the artist that we represent, we sell and lease a tremendous amount of artworks each month. Anyone who "breaks" an agreement is simply in "breach" of that agreement and none of these artists were held at gunpoint to sign them. Many read what was rumored, panicked and "breached" their agreements. You are correct, this is business and an occupational hazard of the business, but all must understand Ms. Zubriski, including you, that there are repercussions and consequences for such breaches of agreements and right now, I am the one who is paying financially and before you can write anything off, you must first pay it. We will of course pay and I would hope that these artists, most of which are "emerging artists", learn that agreements are to be lived up to. 

In no case have we breached an agreement to any artists. From beginning to end, whether we agreed to pay for shipping or whatever was the agreement, we have lived up to our end and since all agreements are for a minimum of two years, none of the artists listing complaints on your site have even come close to completing their agreements.

The one case that is cited on your pages by Ms. Gardner is a woman whose claim is a breach on our part admitted to me personally that she only painted a half dozen portraits a year even in the best of health. With a severe case of arthritis impairing her abilities to paint, even if we were inclined to pay a "salary" to an artist, which we weren't, that statement made by Ms. Gardner of reduced production would have ended that conversation. 

Everyone who reads your pages is an artists and if anyone of you has ever had an offer to be paid to paint, please let me know since I paint myself. I will be the first in line. But aside from Ms. Gardner, I challenge any artists who has signed an agreement with our Gallery to say that we did not live up to any part of our agreements and can show documented proof.

On a personal note: there are no hard feelings Ms. Zubriski. Business is business. The only issue I have ever taken issue with printed on these and other pages were the references made towards my brother. That I take PERSONALLY.

Regards,

e v a n w a l l c a r t e r

THE EVANS GROUP OF GALLERIES
e-mail: evan@evanswallgallery.com
Telephone: 305ˇ532ˇ0740
Facsimile: 305ˇ673ˇ0051

 

Follow up email

Subject: 
Follow Up
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 11:58:57 -0400
From: "Evan Carter" <evanwal@bellsouth.net>
To: <info@artspace2000.com>

Dear Ms. Zubriski:

As a follow-up to my last e-mail transmission, I need to address three points: (1) Nick Chaldakov - as I said, because of impending litigations, I cannot discuss anything else about him. I would like to know however since he claims that the 28 prints he sent to us were originals, one of a kind and then claims not to have received them back... where did you and he get the images of these same "originals" you have posted on your site.

(2) Ms. Gardner has received her painting. Why do you still have it posted on your site as "missing" and (3) you stated "it seems to me have valid points for wanting to break their agreements"... have you seen any of the agreements which would lead you to believe that they have "valid points" for artists breaking agreements? And if you have not actually seen the 8-page, four-part agreements each artists signs with the Gallery Ms. Zubriski, how could you possibly say that "it seems to you that they have valid points"? This is confusing that you might make judgments or take sides and you have not physically seen an actual agreement that came from our office and not one "doctored up".

Perhaps you might shed some light on these issues for me Ms. Zubriski.

Regards,

e v a n w a l l c a r t e r

THE EVANS GROUP OF GALLERIES

e-mail: evan@evanswallgallery.com
Telephone: 305ˇ532ˇ0740
Facsimile: 305ˇ673ˇ0051

RESPONSE   Full response

I will respond more fully later but for now Mr Carter here is a snapshot of your page that was on the web. Please remember that I do not bluff. I have proof to back up what I say and if  you want me to continue to respond to your request for proof I do not have a problem with that.  I shall wait to hear from you about the request for the other proof. But please think carefully if you want this other proof  published. I can also do the whole page if you are still not convinced but all you have to do is match it to your archived material and you will see that this is in fact  a snap shot of your page. As I just stated I will respond to the above email in full shortly.
Pat
p.s please check and read line 8