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Reply to "Art Enthusiast:"

Once eyes have seen a work, and a sale does not happen in 3 days, value drops. 

Things getting "burned" is a painful reality in my biz. I think I have a really hot product until 6pm Sunday of art fair week. Art patrons stopping constantly, getting their friends to look/talk about my curated pieces, posing for selfies in front the work. Next show it had better not be on the wall. Rich galleries can weather 6-12 months of soft sales and bad gossip. Small to Mids get rent hikes, art fair fatigue, and have to tell great artists to look elsewhere...

Saltz: if a work doesn’t sell at a fair “the value is gone, burned,” he says, since the work will have been seen and known not to have sold. This is a rotten system.

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