Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A small point about art

Normally, I save non-political posts for the weekend. Here is a small exception.

Artists understand if you dicker over the price of a painting. We all want bargains.

But if you acquire the work for less than the artist asks, and if you later run into that artist, do not -- do NOT -- brag about how much you spent on the frame. The artist will not be flattered.

That is all.
As an artist, I agree--I do NOT want to hear about the price of the frame.

(Hell, I'm always caught off guard when someone tells me that they wanted to frame my art anyway!)
Along with vegetable slicers and stain removers a staple of cable TV advertising was Starving Artists" paintings a few years back. I think they came pre-framed.
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