I came to the USA in the early 80's after leaving South Africa during the apartheid years. I earned an MFA in sculpture from the Cranbrook Art Academy near Detroit and eventually set up a studio and settled in New York City where I have lived and worked in the visual arts ever since.
Straddling the art world, both as a gallerist and as an artist, I would like to think that I have developed a keen understanding of what collectors really want and need. In establishing POP International Galleries - alongside the great people who work here and with the fantastic artists we represent - we have indeed created the perfect vehicle through which to address those needs.
Over the years, I remain struck by a few things that are constant at POP. Through the relationships we forge and the reputation we continue to build, the collections we help grow tend to remain with people for many years...sometimes even generations. What we do adds value and substance to their lives in both subtle and profound ways, and consequently, I am convinced that as families grow, so should their art collections!
As POP is now well into its second decade of operation, I am humbled and deeply grateful for the unwavering loyalty and continued support of our collectors and friends the world over. I am also very appreciative of the devotion, hard work and loyalty of the amazing people with whom I work; but more than anything, I am filled with gratitude for the enduring support and love of my family. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lauren Wagner Assistant Director
I come to Pop International Galleries with almost a decade of experience working in the visual arts. As the Director of Exhibitions at The Bakehouse, a well known artist complex in Miami, I had the honor to work directly with over 60 of the city’s most talented artists. My deep interest in pop and urban art, along with my extensive curatorial experience at Britto Central, have provided me with a unique ability and sensitivity to help build intelligent collections for my clients. I am genuinely excited to be using my abilities at Pop International Galleries to help all types of collectors, both emerging and established, to create and shape collections that undoubtedly will be cherished for years to come, as well as assist with the overall running and growth of Pop. email@example.com
Scott Weiner Consultant
Experience has shown me that the more clients know about an artist, a work of art and the process of art making, the greater their level of appreciation becomes. It has always been my pleasure, as a consultant, to be a collector's conduit into the art world. I get tremendous satisfaction facilitating a match between clients and a work of art that, on some level, moved them. firstname.lastname@example.org
I am thrilled to have joined Pop International Galleries! I greatly look forward to using my vast experience as a bookkeeper and controller to provide Pop, our artists, our vendors and most importantly, our collectors, with excellent and outstanding service. I am confident that you will not only enjoy working with me, but that I will respond quickly and effectively to your needs and the needs of the gallery. email@example.com
Pedro Alvarado Logistics/Display Manager
My work as the Logistics and Display Manager at Pop is filled with many challenges. Whether it's making sure that the gallery is hung beautifully, the backroom is properly organized or your art is framed perfectly, every day brings something new! I also take a lot of pride in getting your art to you - across town or across the ocean. I am famous for my crates and it gives me great satisfaction to know that your art has made it to its destination safely. firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Lazar Gallery Assistant
I bring with me an extensive background in the arts on a variety of spectrums, having graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in theatre in 2006. I’ve toured nationally with productions including "Seussical the Musical", I am a visual artist myself and have been musical my entire life, playing the piano since age 8. I have a monstrous passion for pop culture, inspired daily by both pop music and pop art, and the gravity of names and faces that shape the American arts and entertainment industry. My eye, instinct and unique ability to tap into the essence of pop art and pop culture make me a perfect addition to Pop and I couldn’t be happier. email@example.com