It's #TobeyTuesday! Therefore I must share my Hollywood story with Tobey C. Moss Gallery.
Tobey came into my life on a very significant day I won't ever forget. We were on a tour with ArtTable Inc at LACMA viewing the work of Noah Purifoy, and there she was sitting across from me at the luncheon table with her dear husband Alan. Being the youngest person involved in the womens non-profit organization, I had no idea what a prominent international art dealer Tobey is before she insisted I meet with her at her brick and mortar gallery. Once I got inside the space the very next day, I was amazed at the fact she's been selling prints from mostly American artists specializing in watercolors, drawings, painting and sculptures since 1 9 7 8. As we began to discuss the prospects of me assisting her with the galleries Social Media campaign, I quickly gathered what a knowledgable woman was standing before me handing me an opportunity I could have only imagined.
The holidays were over and it was Tuesday again in the gallery, and Tobey tells me that the The LA Fine Art Print Fair at Bonhams is on the rise and I must promote on Facebook. The Bonhams and Butterfields building on Sunset Blvd is one that I've noticed many times as I've frequently visit the Samuel French book store next door, not knowing what an important auction house it is today. Next thing I know Tobey's Frank Romero print is being raffled off to a winner at the reception and she invites me to assist her and Alan at the opening day event. This is where I obtain the absolute confirmation on what a special lady Tobey is as everyone who came to the booth whispered to me in my ear. "Please keep her with us for as long as possible," Bill Lasarow from ArtScene, who talked to Tobey past 8 o' clock when the doors were closing and Tobey's feet were throbbing, pleaded with me.
As I escorted Tobey and Alan out the front door, we saw that the Romero piece had gone to a happy winner. Everyone in the hallway spoke to Alan and Tobey like they were legends leaving the building... well, that's because they are a legendary duo, together and thriving since they came from Chicago to Hollywood sixty years ago.
Artist to Artist,