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I'm very new to the art business and recently received an acceptance to be represented in a gallery in NY....but their representation fee is quite steep. How much is the "usual" rep fee asked by a gallery?
11-05-2000, 02:31 PM
reputable galleries do NOT charge a represantation fee. The commission IF a piece sells is the going rate for representation. Any thing else (fees) is most likely a scam.
There was a thread that discussed this at length a while ago, but it may have been moved to the archives. I will go search for it...
11-05-2000, 02:39 PM
try this thread. It has a lot of input on this topic. Maybe even this same gallery...
11-05-2000, 02:44 PM
If a gallery wants you, they will promote you for free. There is no fee. When they sell one of your works, that's when they make their money, a % of the retail price of the work.
Oh,man! Thanks guys for the warning and Shair, thanks a lot for the thread! It is the same gallery, and boy do I feel relieved that I found out. Although I am not willing to shell out the money, their propaganda about the wall space, advertising, reviews, etc. are pretty enticing. But yeah, my instinct tells me something was wrong with such an offer so...I am really glad for your help!
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