The Spiral Gallery may happen, too. It is not dependent on government funding.
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There is more to representing art than selling art. The life of the gallery is dependent on the renewal and refreshment of its artists and dealers. When that stops happening, it's the end.
Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are.
The nice thing about the gallery shows is that without having to pay any money you can just go and see it.
I never can pass by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York without thinking of it not as a gallery of living portraits but as a cemetery of tax-deductible wealth.
They are at the end of the gallery; retired to their tea and scandal, according to their ancient custom.
In a gallery, there's an expectation of high prices and a somewhat elitist atmosphere.
My father was king of the guidebooks and our holidays were always planned, taking us from a great gallery to an ace cafe to a beautiful view.