Is it un-professional to call an art gallery to change the price of your art?

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  1. jonmerina

    jonmerina TPF Noob!

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    Generally speaking, yes. It is unprofessional and can make it seem like you don't have your head on strait. If this is your first experience with the gallery a bad impression would be made and could hurt your chances of being asked to participate in any future shows or exhibitions. As an artist signing with a gallery you have an obligation to honor whatever contract you signed, this includes the entry and the price you assigned it. If it sells consider it a lesson for next time- if it doesn't no harm no foul.
     
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    Johnboy2978 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Seems like an odd first post to ask and answer a question that is out in left field. Since nothing is too random to mention, I may have already won $10M in the publishers clearinghouse sweepstakes, so bully for me.
     
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    Who's asking the question here?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    One might suspect we are all witness to a case of plagarism, as the font used could well have been selected automatically by doing a copy and paste.

    There is no question.
     
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    I wondering if it's un-....(you decide) to make a post like yours in a gallery?

    For your convenience:

    gallery - Definition: 1. place for art exhibitions: a place where artwork is exhibited

    But to answer your question, I'd say no. Of course a price increase after a deal for a sale has been struck would be out of the question. But increasing prices on pieces without a sale pending is fine. It would be in the best interest of the gallery too, so I can't imagine why this would be an issue.

    -Pete
     

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