How Two Dealers Turned $25,000, a Roster of Unknown Artists, and Bravado Into the Global Powerhouse Blum & Poe

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Tim Blum and Jeff Poe in 2017

During Frieze Week in Los Angeles, Tim Blum and Jeff Poe reflected on impact they've had on the city's bustling art market. Tim Blum and Jeff Poe in 2017 at 2727 S. La Cienega Blvd, the current Los Angeles flagship gallery. Photo: August Blum, courtesy of Blum & Poe. In the early 1990s, Tim Blum met a guy named Jeff Poe working at the same Los Angeles gallery as his girlfriend. At the time, Blum was living in Tokyo, immersing himself in the Japanese contemporary art scene, and would fly back to LA when he could and stop by the