Thanks Canvasdezign. Your comments are much appreciated.
All your questions are very valid. I have never hung my originals anywhere except my home and in a well established gallery. As previously mentioned, I know the company employees and CEO. Their Boardroom meeting table is worth more than my car. They are well aware of the value of my original art work. As far as insurance, never asked and if something is stolen well, deal with it then. This is definitely not good business practices but I do trust these people. My goal was never to sell my original paintings. This would be a burden on them as they are not in the selling art business. It was just a way to get my original work out in the public in a safe format. This company also attracts high end clients which could be good for me.
What I want is representation in several high end galleries where the owners are honest, will work to promote my art and treat me fairly. I on the other hand, have to continue to produce hopefully quality art work. I would say a bit of pressure on both ends. I do have this opportunity in 2009 and have been invited to show in one of the most prestigious galleries in our province so selling one of my works now without gallery representation regardless of the price would be really counter productive.
I have also learned some hard lessons concerning hanging my Limited edition framed prints at local business, with the intention of attracting some print sales. This has never worked out well for me. I have hung the in Dentist offices, yaute club, li
ary, Schools and other places. Based on my personal experience only, never do this as they could care less aside from the fact that something nice is hanging on their wall and they didn’t pay for it. The problem is that the frames get damage and once this happens you have to re-frame.
Bottom line; Tread very carefully where you hang your art work.
From the school of hard knocks,
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