I guess I should have finished the story.
The gallery handling Cecile’s wood carvings also started selling my
southwest Indian leather pictures and copper embossed pictures. I
was fortunate enough to buy three of Cecile’s cartoon characters when
they cost $26 each with the profit I made from selling my art work.
That was back around 1965.
Unfortunately Cecile has passed on. I would never think of selling
my collection. Unfortunately my kids are not into western things so
when I go to meet Cecile, his work will probably be sold in a garage
This brings up another point. Have you ever had a customer who buys
one of your pieces than confides in a friend that they are looking
forward to the day you pass on so their purchase will go up in value.
That’s happened several times to me.
I have a gentleman who buys some of my art work for his gallery. He
puts about a third of all his purchases into his safe waiting for the
day I no longer create my work.