I stumbled across NYC’s 1st mobile gallery. “We are a mobile gallery.Going to people with the art instead of having a stationed gallery. Why don’t we move around and take the art to the people.” James and Andrew are childhood friends from Camden, London who started ArtMovesNYC over a year ago displaying artists from near and far. They can be found on the Upper Westside, Fort Greene, Williamsburg, West Village, Harlem and yesterday, I filmed them selling art at Lafayette & Houston. It was their first time setting up downtown. When I asked James what it takes to sell art on the street, “You gotta be balls out!”, he replied with a laugh.
MY SMALL STORY
Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari’s, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched www.MySmallStroy.com in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.