The Hard Sell, or a Nice Favor???
As a native New Yorker, I'm a natural born cynic. So sometimes.. It's hard for me to tell, in this hyper crazy art market, if an art dealer (aka.. Spin Doctor!) is trying to do me a "favor", or just pushing me into a purchase which I'm still yet undecided.
So, how should I feel about getting this email message yesterday? I've actually never met this gallery manager.. But, It's a "well respected" gallery that I've never purchased from. It's for a large photograph
size queen from a new hot Artist that I've done lots of research. I like the work, but the prices seem very high. What do you think? I'm leaning towards, it's a Great Favor, but it might be an Overly Pushy Sales Ploy? What would you do?
Dear MAO,It was nice to speak with you on the phone the other day, since last week, we have had quite a bit of serious interest in the XXSmallHotXX Series, in addition to selling two and putting another on hold for a client. BIGBOX1 and BIGBOX2 museums both bought one. There is still one XXGoodieXX that is edition 4/8 and available for $12,000. The other ones in the series are all now edition 6/8 or higher and the price will be raised to $15,000..I know that you have been interested in the XXGoodieXX for quite some time now. I would be happy to extend the price of $12,000 for the higher edition numbers to you for the next 10 days. Again, that price does include mounting, framing and delivery. Let me know if you are interested..Warm regards,Your Friendly Spin Doctor/Gallerina