ArtlawTV: Rene Gimpel on Gallery Deals
Gallery Deals – the artist / gallery relationship
Art dealer Rene Gimpel of Gimpel Fils considers the relationship between artists and galleries, including contracts, gallery responsibilities and what commercial galleries do for artists.
“There is a real misunderstanding amongst artists that the commission on sales from a gallery should be 50%.”
- Doing a Deal: written contracts with galleries
- How to get an exhibition: Research
- Peer mentoring
- Art Rabbit – good resource for London gallery openings
- Basics of contracts
- Gimpel Fils gallery
- Consignment agreements
- Stephen Conroy overview of case and litigation
René Gimpel has been an art dealer for 40 years in a family firm of dealers. The business started in Paris in 1883, moved to London in 1946 and is now back in Paris (galerie gimpel & múller) as well as London (Gimpel Fils). Gimpel has taken an interest in cultural politics over many years, including active support for the implementation of artist’s resale royalties.