Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Why don’t many galleries list their prices?"

Paddy Johnson points to one explanation from artnet:  "So tax authorities can’t track their client purchases."  She offers another alternative:  "Isn’t this practice mostly about marketing? Luxury items frequently don’t come with a price tag attached to the piece. Part of what you purchase, when buying these goods, is the doting sales pitch that comes along with it."