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Jim Kempner

The Art World Parody Show You Should Be Watching

Posted 03.26.2014 | Arts

Jim Kempner, the Chelsea gallerist and comedian who loves poking fun at the art world, is back with a new episode of his web series "The Madness of Ar...

Gallerist Attempts To Sell Phallic Masterpieces To Lesbian Couple In New 'Madness Of Art'

Posted 10.25.2013 | Arts

Not a day goes by that we don't wait in anticipation for the next installment of the web series "The Madness of Art." Not only do we get to watch Jim ...

WATCH: How To Get You And A Famous Piece Of Art To The Met Using CitiBike

Posted 09.17.2013 | Arts

Ever wonder what would happen if you, your boss and a famous artwork attempted to commute from Chelsea's art district to the wondrous Metropolitan Mus...

The Question An Art Dealer Hates To Hear

Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts

Jim Kempner's web series, "The Madness of Art," never fails to deliver a delicious assortment of art world inside jokes. The most recent installment, ...

The Truth About Art And Dogs

Posted 05.31.2013 | Arts

Our favorite art dealing comedian Jim Kempner is back with a new episode of his hilarious web series, "The Madness of Art," in which the Chelsea-based...

'The Love Child Of Robert Mapplethorpe And Georgia O'Keeffe'

Posted 03.29.2013 | Arts

If you are hallucinating flowers on the still-bare tree limbs around you in expectation of spring, we highly suggest finding solace in Christopher Bea...

WATCH: When A Sure Art Deal Goes Hilariously Wrong

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.23.2013 | Arts

We've said it before and we'll say it again, Jim Kempner is the Larry David of the art world. Self-deprecating, eager to fist bump and sporting a bald...

Art Dealer Questions The Sanity Of The Contemporary Art World

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.22.2013 | Arts

Jim Kempner (of Chelsea's Jim Kempner Fine Art) just loves to make fun of the contemporary art world. In his hilarious online video series, "The Madne...

Fine Art Vs. Hurricane Sandy

Posted 10.30.2013 | Arts

In the second episode of this season's "The Madness of Art," Jim Kempner (of Chelsea's Jim Kempner Fine Art gallery) reassures all that the impending ...

Kathleen Massara

FEMA Rep In Chelsea: 'This Whole Street Is Damaged'

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Massara | Posted 11.05.2012 | Arts

"I have thousands of architectural documents, some over a hundred years old, and they've been submerged in water for days," a man told the audience th...

(R)EVOLUTION at TEDXChelsea: A Timely Vehicle to the Paradigm Shift

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Blindfolding the critic: TEDXChelsea's "The true value of art is rarely what someone will pay for it" catapulted new stars into the art world filament...

The Madness of Art: Jim Kempner's Mockumentary-style Film Series About the Contemporary Art World

Susan Eley | Posted 04.22.2012 | New York
Susan Eley

Jim Kempner, founder of the eponymous gallery in New York's gallery district, sees the contemporary art world as a hilarious place -- one he plumbs for material for his mockumentary film series The Madness of Art.

Molly Barnes Brown Bag Art Talks at New York's Roger Smith Hotel

Susan Eley | Posted 10.24.2011 | New York
Susan Eley

Molly Barnes Brown Bag lunches are to New York today what Gertrude Stein's formidable salons must have been like to Paris in the 1920s.