Since moving to Seattle, I have had a number of conversations with gallerists about the hazy topic of paying commissions to art consultants and advisors. Who is responsible for paying commission to third party brokers?
What are museums buying at art fairs? This is invariably useful knowledge for new and established collectors alike. Museums typically buy at the low end of the market and their acquisition decisions are extremely thoughtful, molded by a complicated web of the interests of directors, curators and patrons.