- Ron Arad, represented by Carry Friedman Ltd. in New Yrok, adds a twist to steel with “AYOR.”
Image courtesy Graeme Montgomery, Barry Friedman Ltd., SOFA New York 2005
Collecting can be seductive, addictive and occasionally even overwhelming. What follows are answers to everything from gallery etiquette to displaying and insuring your new treasures.
Walking into an art gallery is an intimidating prospect.
What do I need to know?
Visiting a craft gallery is a much different, and more personal, experience than breezing through your typical department store. Here are guidelines for gallery etiquette:
What do I wear?
Actually, it’s more what you don’t wear. Leave your backpack and bulky purse at home, or ask an associate to hold your bag behind the counter while you look around. You may also want to come without young children, so you can concentrate on the merchandise rather than fighting to keep little fingers away from breakables.
If you’d like to dress up, a gallery opening might be a great opportunity.