The Artist-Gallery Partnership – A Practical Guide to Consigning Art by Tad Crawford

The Science & Art Of Collecting | The Finer Details

When you are ready to get into more specifics, there is a ‘science and art’ to collecting, i.e., legal and curation. This is one of three books that will help you untangle the finer details of collecting.

‘The Artist-Gallery Partnership A Practical Guide to Consigning Art’ explains the laws and logistics of the artist/dealer relationship to help give a fuller picture of the why of the art world.

Artists and dealers are in a marriage. Dealers manage an artist’s career trajectory, which adds value to your purchase. Therefore, asking an artist to step out on a side deal to save a few bucks potentially shorts your investment.

However, if you like the work of an artist who doesn’t have representation, reach out to them and ask for a studio visit. Supporting artists directly one-on-one is the best support.

Joelle’s Library

Learning about the art world can seem elusive. It shouldn’t be.

Building your art bookshelf is a forever-ongoing process. I’ve included an Amazon link to help you find the right next book for you, but you can always purchase at your local bookstore in person or at

The books are organized into categories. The First Books are for those brand-new to the art world. More seasoned collectors can jump ahead to dive deeper into specific threads.

  1. The First Books
  2. Artists & Art History
  3. The Science & Art Of Collecting
  4. The Buying & Selling Of Art
  5. The Art Market

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