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The fall and rise of Clyde Beswick and his CB1 Gallery's new downtown digs
The fall and rise of Clyde Beswick and his CB1 Gallery's new downtown digs

Clyde Beswick is not your stereotypical art dealer. He is not into scene-making or air kissing or gray power suits. He's easy-going and personable, and you’re much more likely to find him in red flannel or bright gingham. He's the type of dealer who runs a gallery because he relishes spending time around art and artists. Art, Beswick insists, is "not a commodity. I’m not selling food," he says. "I can’t get involved if I don’t fall in love with what I’m showing.” Galleries are not easy propositions. It can be a juggling act of finding artists, installing shows and alerting the public. There are critics to contend with, the...

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