Hi all. I’ve got my first show of the year coming up and am anxious
to show some new stuff. But what about some of that other stuff I’ve
been lugging around for a couple of years? These pieces just haven’t
found their “owners” yet, but they take up SPACE. And they’re not
getting any younger.
I’d like to dedicate one smaller case to this older material, and
try to move it out with something like a “50% off marked price” sign.
I know this is a touchy subject for promoters. No one wants a flea
market. But if a small tasteful sign could help me move some of these
pieces out, it might be worth a shot. I also wonder how that sign
might affect perception of the rest of my full-priced inventory. I
don’t want to encourage price negotiations, or shoot myself in the
If anyone has any experience or advice that might be helpful, I’d
love to hear it. Thanks in advance!
On a related matter, let me share an experience that has helped me
keep a healthy prespective on pieces that haven’t sold for a long
time. I worked for 5 years in a high-end Beverly Hills Native
American art gallery. On the day I left, there were still some great
pieces in the case that were there the day I started! Maybe they were
a little overpriced, but, hey, this was Beverly Hills. They hadn’t
found their “owners” yet, but they were still fantastic. Since then,
it’s never bothered me much to have a piece past it’s “sell-by” date,
but I only have so much space.