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Michael Hollis 's comment on Negotiating With Galleries - Part 3

Michael Hollis
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Lori,

I would think that the gallery owners who are now out of business would have no problem sharing the names of purchasers.

I think the adversarial aspect of the relationship between dealers and artists can be avoided if, from the outset, expectations and responsibilities are clearly defined.
After some recent experiences with artists I no longer represent I now have a detailed agreement defining what my and the artists responsibilites are.
It also states what I will not do, share collectors names, and what the artist will not do, sell outside the gallery within a defined geographic area.
I do not have, but I am willing to add, that if I close the gallery, I will supply a list of collectors names and their purchasers.

-Michael



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