ARTCORE: Marcel Katz on The Secret Sauce of Art Discovery


Marcel Katz helps develop independent artists and serves as an art consultant, and fine art dealer. He takes someones vision and turns it into a reality. He bridges the Gap between Artists on the Rise with Young, Hip Art Collectors.

He has worked with such brands as Adidas, Shoe Gallery, Rider Sandals, Floatie Kings, Mokai, Ora, Doctor Dabber. And artists like Ahol Sniffs Glue, Mister E, Luke Chiswell, CB Hoyo, Zevi G, Whisbe.

 

How did you get started?

I worked in nightlife for 10 years and figured out a way to cross-brand art and nightlife. From there, I realized that my calling was art and decided to focus on art solely.

What has been the most challenging moment in your career?

Developing my own brand because I had to start from scratch. The artists I worked with already had a brand established or had some sort of direction that I would help them grow. It’s easier to help another person compared to critiquing yourself.

 

What was the most braggable moment?

I’m one of the youngest, if not the youngest person at SCOPE Miami Beach 2017.

Being selected by the iconic Miley Cyrus to work at her home in Malibu.

 

What would you say is your biggest weakness?

I’m ADD as fuck.

And your greatest strength?

My persistence, ambition, and networking skills.

 

What was the greatest lesson you’ve learned from a mistake?

Learning to keep your mouth shut. I lost a deal because I spoke before a deal was in writing.

 

What do you love most about what you do?

Art is limitless, therefore I can apply it to most of the things that I see every day. I can always find a way to implement art.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

Listen to your mother.

 

How do you define happiness?

Finding yourself. If you are content with who you are, what you are doing, and what your purpose is in life, then you’ve found happiness.

 

What book are you currently reading?

“Tipping Point” by Malcom Gladwell

 

 

What’s a personal habit that you believe contributes to your success?

Be kind to those you don’t know. Treat strangers with kindness.

I also follow a schedule since I’m nonstop every day.

 

Have you collaborated with another business/artist in the past?

My whole brand revolves around collaborations with businesses and artists. Each experience builds relationships that are necessary for my brand’s success.

 

Check out Marcel during Art Basel Miami:

THE ART PLUG – Booth H03 @ SCOPE

MOOD SWINGS @ Oliver Cole Gallery

 


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