Video: How To Get Rid of the Art You Don’t Want Anymore

by Glasstire March 18, 2015



How To Get Rid of the Art You Don’t Want Anymore
You’re out of room in your house, your kids don’t want any of it, and you know better than to give it to Goodwill. And you’re not going to pay for art storage. But your tastes have changed and you’d like to buy some new art! What do you do?? Our panel will tell you the real deal on the important subject of deaccessioning, from the secondary market, auction, and museum donation angles.
Sandy Parkerson, Parkerson Gallery
Jessica Phifer, Christie’s
Michelle White, Curator, Menil Collection
Moderated by Glasstire Senior Texas Editor Christina Rees
This panel took place Saturday, September 6th, 2014, at 1 pm.

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charles adams March 19, 2015 - 11:08

great panel discussion with tight and accurate advice. one question for your panel. if a gallery represents an artist is that gallery competing with the artists sales when it takes in work by said artist as a secondary sale?

Christina Rees March 19, 2015 - 11:19

Not really (and yes, sort of). A dealer is protecting an artist’s market by securing the resold work and setting a decent market price for the work, contextualizing it, and selling it to a preferred buyer. This is all good for the artist’s career. Though I suppose you have to concede that if the dealer sells the secondary piece INSTEAD of the new piece, then the artist isn’t getting any money from the sale. Some galleries can’t exist without some secondary market sales though. That’s where much of their profit is. Nonetheless, in the long run, theoretically, an artist would be better off if their representing gallery controls interest in art that’s coming back around on the secondary market.


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