Lori Woodward 's comment on Negotiating With Galleries - Part 3

Lori Woodward
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Hah, on defense of the gallery side... something just occurred to me...

Not all artists are very good at representing their work directly to collectors. Many artists talk down their work and are not confident, nor are they comfortable talking to collectors.

Perhaps this is one of the reasons why gallery directors are not willing to share contact info with artists... because the gallerist has taken a lot of time to build the customer's confidence, and the artist can undo some of that confidence while talking with the collector. I've seen it happen!

Sure most of us are pretty good at talking up our work, but I can see this problem from the gallerists' side.

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