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Well-established artists usually sell their work through a gallery on an exclusive representation arrangement. Whenever an artist gets a contract for an exhibition in a public museum, his fee is negotiated by whatever gallery represents him. The gallery always demands fifty percent of the artist's fee, even though the exhibition will not be on their premises, will not require their services, and will not result in sales of works by the particular artist. This fifty percent fee is clearly a tariff that allows the galleries to use their stellar clients to make money for themselves. It is unfair to both the artist and the public.

Which of the following would be most useful for investigating the claim made above?

A.knowledge of the support and services offered by galleries to struggling and unknown artists
B.the cost of time spent by the gallery in making arrangements for the museum exhibitions
c.the length of time during which the artist's works are left on display in the museum
d.the amount of money the museum is willing to spend on advertising the exhibit
e.the actual dollar amount of the average artist's fee for having works displayed in a museum exhibition
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New post 07 Aug 2011, 10:42
it seems like the author sys that:
galleries do nothing for the sake of new artists that represent in museums. so the fee is not fair.
but if you find out that the gallery is spending time/money to arrange exhibitions=fair to take the fee.
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I kinda contradict with the OA as
"The gallery always demands fifty percent of the artist's fee, even though the exhibition will not be on their premises, will not require their services, and will not result in sales of works by the particular artist"

clearly mentions it doesn't make any arrangement or services

What is it that is missing in my reasoning
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Hello Kanigmat011,

I think you are missing following critical component of the argument:

Whenever an artist gets a contract for an exhibition in a public museum, his fee is negotiated by whatever gallery represents him.

Basically this argument mention that as per the special arrangement:

ONE ARTIST: REPRESENTED BY ONE GALLERY
: CAN EXHIBIT HIS ART IN ANY OF THE MUSEUM

Moreover it is mentioned that:

- This fifty percent fee is clearly a tariff that allows the galleries to use their stellar clients to make money for themselves. It is unfair to both the artist and the public.

- Galleries only select stellar clients so that the galleries can make more money.


Conclusion: It is unfair to both the artist and the public.

So what reasoning could the above mentioned conclusion wrong, some reasons are as follows:

1. the cost of time spent by the gallery in making arrangements for the museum exhibitions (Answer Choice B)

2. There is a high legal fee that need to paid by galleries to facilitate the contract between artists and other museums


Lastly please note that there is subtle difference between a gallery (people can go to watch the art and probably buy also) and a museum (people can ONLY go to watch the art)


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Since the gallery represents the artist in the museum the gallery indirectly provides its services. Also the fee acts as a tariff that allows the galleries outstanding clients to make money for themselves. Hence even by depicting the chief qualities of the artist, which is what is implied by representation to the client the gallery is providing its service. This is an example of intangible service. Hence B is the correct choice.
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May be i missed something but please help. Option C looks good too. If artist displays his work in public museum then his gallery has lost income that could be earned had artist's work been displayed in the gallery. Then amount of time matters.Or this is not assumed?
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Konstantin1983 wrote:
May be i missed something but please help. Option C looks good too. If artist displays his work in public museum then his gallery has lost income that could be earned had artist's work been displayed in the gallery. Then amount of time matters.Or this is not assumed?


Knowing just the length of time would not help - the point is whether the cost incurred by the gallery is comparable to the 50% of the fee from the public museum. If option C stated the revenue lost by the gallery rather than the time the work was not available with the gallery, then it could be a correct option. Knowing only time does not help judge whether the 50% fee charged is justified - the monetary loss is important.
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Konstantin1983 wrote:
May be i missed something but please help. Option C looks good too. If artist displays his work in public museum then his gallery has lost income that could be earned had artist's work been displayed in the gallery. Then amount of time matters.Or this is not assumed?


Knowing just the length of time would not help - the point is whether the cost incurred by the gallery is comparable to the 50% of the fee from the public museum. If option C stated the revenue lost by the gallery rather than the time the work was not available with the gallery, then it could be a correct option. Knowing only time does not help judge whether the 50% fee charged is justified - the monetary loss is important.


Yes sayantanc2k you are right. We can't assume that work of art is displayed for a long time. This may be for 1-2 days
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