Kathryn Clark 's comment on Gallery Representation

Kathryn Clark
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There is another point of concern when an artist has paintings on consignment with a large/nationally known gallery. Along with having art works on consignment, galleries actually purchase art works wholesale from other galleries and private collectors. A consignment artist should keep this in mind when going with a gallery which buys part of their inventory. The gallery naturally is going to work harder to sell art works they have purchased wholesale than art works on consignment. The Chicago gallery which handeled my art work for several years before it burned did buy part of their inventory. In order to keep my art works within their attention span along with their purchased inventory, I commonly "changed out" art works once a quarter that had not sold or had not been out on approval. This kept them showing my work and consequently selling it too.

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