Jayson Samuel Gallery

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After paying Jason Tyler (the alias he provided) more than $1000.00 for participation in shows and advertising for a full page advertisement in an Art Nation Worldwide magazine, I never heard from him again.

Unfortunately I introduced him to another great artist who he also ripped off after receiving money for participation in a show in Wynwood, Florida.

After calling him multiple times & all emails bouncing back inquiring what is the procedure to retrieve my paintining & why haven't I received confirmation of a paid advertisement, I searched online and discovered all the diaparaging news in relations to this art dealer.

I had no idea he spent time in in prison for similar offenses, no idea he's used several alias' to keep his scam going & was so upset to discover the numerous artists this art dealer has scammed.

Outside of numerous bad reviews these articles provided the most information on this scam artists background.

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/11/10/deceased-art-dealer-leaves-artists-feeling-bilked/93596986/

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/2016/11/21/artists-looking-work-after-dealers-death/94214908/

My heart goes out to all artists whose work was lost, stolen or destroyed. I believe the warehouses he used were emptied and no contact information is provided for those whose artwork was in his posession. I'm sorry we all didn't gather in time to bring another case aganist this scam artist but Karma is real thing, whether here on planet earth or not.

Lesson Learned. Let's be sure to do our research before handing our hard earned money & precious valuable creations to dealers.
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My dealings with "Jayson Samuel" of Artisan Direct turned out to be very bad! He really did not know where or how to market my art. In the end, I asked him to return my art and after much pestering, he did finally return some of it. Two valuable original pieces were not returned. Jayson Samuel, did not respond to my written, phone or email communications.
Do not do business with him or Artisan Direct! There needs to be a zero rating on this chart as that is what I would have chosen.
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My dealings with Jason Samuel or whatever his real name is, were mixed. I liked him personally and even considered partnering with him in a gallery despite the fact that my wife and daughter warned me not to become involved with him after meeting him once. He showed my work in several shows, charging me fees totaling a couple of thousand dollars and presented my work rather nicely in his publications but in the end he never sold anything for me. I even manned his booth with him at a show in NYC. He was a guest in my home and I thought we had a good relationship. He even volunteered the information that he had served time in federal prison and he told me a very believable story of how he was victimized by a friend who left him holding the bag. He spoke openly of some of the disputes he had had with artists he was representing and I was sympathetic because of my own experiences during my four decades of retailing. But when we had a disagreement over an issue which did not involve money, he became incommunicado. I called him a number of times hoping to get back three assemblages of mine but he didn't pick up my calls. I also got back damaged work from him and a friend of mine who showed unsuccessfully with him is out a number of pieces as well and she definitely feels that he is a scam artist.
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I'm from the UK and was introduced to Jayson Samuel and Artisan Direct 4 years ago. I had many conversations with him and he seemed friendly and even sold two pieces for which I actually got paid. Then it all dried up and since the first year stufff all has happened. He has got quite a lot of my work which I now don't expect to see again. I think some sort of joint legal action agaianst him in the US would be a really good idea, but it would need to be lead from there. Anyone want pick up the baton? Or is there truth in the two or three comments on this site that he has recently died. Is it possible to verify that becasue if correct we may as well all give up as I doubt he has left an estate worth pursuing.
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Do not deal with Jason Tyler, Jayson Samuels, Tyler Halperin, Trevor Stewart or any of the numerous other names he goes by. He sold me space at this year's Spectrum show in Miami that he had not rented from the owners of the show nor did he have a prayer of renting from them. When I confronted him on this he promised to refund all my money but has failed to do so. Sent me bad checks drawn on his sister's checking account. Since my dealings with him he has yet again changed his name as well as his gallery name now parading as a gallery in NYC. Fortunately, thanks to other postings on this website as well as www.ripoffreport.com I was able to figure this out before risking my art work as well. The ratings on this website should include 0 as well.
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Artists beware of doing business with ArtNation Wynnwood or Artisan Direct. He goes by the names of

Jayson Samuel, Jason Tyler, and Tyler Halperin. He gives a very good impression, and promises to place

your work in his gallery booth at locations in regional and International Art fairs, such as the NY Art

Expo, Spectrum Miami and Red Dot Miami to mention a few…but once you give him your money, you

will find he oversold his wall space, sold space for shows to artists his gallery could not possibly get

accepted by, sold pages in his magazine it is said he did not print, sold art work he did not pay the artists

for, and now, refuses to return artwork to their rightful owners. Artists’ outside of the US seem to be the

most recent and preferred prey, as they have very little recourse into getting a contract fulfilled, art or

money returned.

As of April 2016 the warehouse in the Wynnwood District of Miami was vacated due to non-payment of

rent. Where all the art work went in Miami FL is still a mystery. Now, in May of 2016, the artwork in the

Rochester NY space he rents has gone missing as well. Many artists are out their money and their work,

its’ potential profit, and the promotional value that a good dealer could have given their artistic careers -

do not become a victim to this scam gallery dealer.

The Art Fair and Expo Art market is alive and well, and a great avenue for artists. Jayson will change his

name and his business name as well. If you have any doubt, contact Redwood Media- they will know

who the gallery director is and their credentials. They run the NY Art Expo, Red Dot and Spectrum Art

Venue’s in Miami. Do this for all the other major art venues in the US and worldwide- the art world is

filled with predators.
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It is conclusive - Jason Samuel, aka Tyler Samuel, aka Tyler Halperin, is a predator and ripoff artist. I personally know know of 7 artists that are out money for exhibitions that never happened and works of art never returned.

He particularly likes to prey on people far away in other states and Europe. His motto is, if I can't sell it, I'll keep it...oh well, even tho it sold, I'll keep that money too!

Gregory Johnson- personally out 3 sculptural works.
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This man is the worst fraudster around. He is an ex-con who continues to defraud artists trying to recognition. DO NOT let him con you!
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Your rating does not include 0. In this case it would apply to all category!
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Another victim here- Jayson has either sold two sculptures and kept the money, or just kept the sculptures. Typically won't return phone calls. My experience with him was very average- he rarely delivered what he promised. I'm taking legal action- any body wanting to join, coach or help me put him back in jail, please email me at gjhotmetal@bellsouth.net. His new company is Artnationww.com- address is 27380 US Hwy 19 North,Clearwater, FL. Together, we can put him out of business. Gregory Johnson
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Artisan Direct AKA Jayson Samuel gave me a guarantee to return $6000 on July 2013. He also has stolen 13 of my paintings. He refuses to pay me back and refuses to send my paintings back.
I have made hundreds of calls to him along with hundreds of emails. Jayson Samuel has a history of this deceptive practice. He thinks this is funny when I talk to him. Go on the web and see for yourself.
There are a lot of details to this rip off scam Jayson Samuel is involved in. I am in the process of bringing him to justice through the court system.
Jayson Samuel is also an ex- felon who went to jail. This too can be found on the net.
I am calling on all artists to be on notice and do not engage Jason Samuel in anyway with your art and money. He will rip you off!
Artist, please do your homework on this company and on Jayson Samuel.

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Jayson Samuel is a crook. Stay away from him and his galleries. He is in financial trouble.He will steal your money and your artwork.
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Had a great experience at art expo nyc last month. I showed 10 pieces and sold 4. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend Jayson Samuel and Artisan Direct to others.
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Wrote a review for this scumbag a while back, after he damaged my work and didn't pay me or admit to it, someone said he should be in jail. Well, apparently that's where he came up with his art business:
http://rocdocs.democratandchronicle.com/investigativereport/murky-picture-rochester-art-trader-ex-felon
"Samuel is the heart and soul of Artisan Direct. During more than a year of unemployment and near isolation, he built a business model around his love for art.
That time was spent in federal prison.
During that stint behind bars he was known as inmate Tyler J. Halperyn, which is his real name.
Neither the Artisan Direct materials nor its website — nor, for that matter, the website for the Jayson Samuel Gallery — hint that Jayson Samuel is an alias for convicted felon Tyler Halperyn, who was jailed for lying on a Small Business Administration loan application"

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Jayson Samuel purchased a local gallery here in Fort Lauderdale. He is buying out local galleries and hiding behind their trusted names. He tricked me into buying a magazine ad by promising to show my fantasy chair during Art Basel in Red Dot if I would purchase the ad. On the day of the show, he pulled the chair out and would not refund my money. He laughed at me when I called him to discuss the matter. I had some interested collectors who showed up at Red Dot, asking about my chair, which was not there.
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This man scams artists by not paying for their artwork sold, not returning their artworks, not exhibiting their works on the wall of art fairs but being paid for it, also returning damaged pieces after the artist has to hassle him for them. He appears very nice before you give him your money afterwards he treat you like you're trying to steel from him. If you hear that anyone is interested in his services, please let them know...Also check Artisan Direct Ltd at the BBB website in Rochester NY, you will read many horror stories from Artisan Direct artists.
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Whatever you do, stay away from Jayson Samuel. He will take your money for advertisements, lose or damage your work, sell your work and not pay you for it, all while acting like an obnoxious asshole. He is behind Artisan Direct, I stumbled onto the thread about it on the gossip page and felt like I needed to warn others. I've been stupid enough to fall for paying for Artisan Direct advertising, my name and the name of my artwork was misspelled, and I payed over $1,000 for it. He took my work to the Red Dot Art fair, it came back damaged, he refused to even acknowledge the damage or compensate me for it. Jayson Samuel is some sort of scam artist who makes a living ripping off artists.
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