A while back, I wrote about people who don’t buy your art because, they say, “I can’t afford it.”
Anne Leuck Feldhaus commented that she often hears this from potential art collectors: "I don’t have any more wall space". To this, Anne replies, "Stats that show if you do not move your art around you stop seeing it." She adds, "I also tell them of my recent move and how rejuvenating it was to hang and rotate in new art work. Maybe they too are just saying it’s not worth it to replace the art they already have."
I often quote George Bogart, my favorite painting professor at the University of Oklahoma. At the time, we were college kids with small living spaces painting 4’ canvases. Someone in our class asked what we were going to do with all of those big paintings. “If it’s good enough, you’ll find a place for it,” he said. I’ve never forgotten that. I think people find spaces for art they want to live with.
Image (c) George Bogart, Golden.