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> ...requesting gallery to take photos of pieces on display every 12
> months, then it is easier to track missing pieces than say 5 years
> down the line.
you mean you leave anything in a gallery for more than a few months?
do you know about over exposure/customer resistance, which may
> ...with some galleries I notice several pieces are not on display.
customers build up blind spots after seeing items more than a few
times - they no longer even see them on display.
how about putting the onus on the galleries for perhaps selling other
artists' work because they know you'll wait - and wait - and wait.
after 3 months send a correct-sized, self-addressed, return postage
paid, untaped/flat box to the gallery asking them to send back your
item[s]. include a form with a digital photo of your item[s] they had
in their gallery at the top for the gallery to fill in the date,
stock no. of item[s] not sold -, list the date[s] you left the
item[s] in their business, the selling price, etc. in future, include
a time limit and terminal date in the artist-gallery agreement/form.
if the gallery develops an attitude about the added info tell them
with your schedule it is in the interest of both parties that items
can be easily accounted for.
good luck -
think more now, regret less later.