How to Keep Your Artists Happy: A User’s Guide for Dealers

It’s hard to keep young up-and-coming artists happy, especially if they come with the nickname “generation me.” Whether it’s due to restlessness or a better opportunity, gallery representation can resemble a game of musical chairs. Remember when Julian Schnabel left Mary Boone, who gave him his first show in 1979, for Pace in the 1980s?

In another boom market, there are a number of reasons why an artist decides to leave a gallery. But before your coveted millennial artist jumps ship, artnet News decided to share our insights about how to keep the ones worth keeping on your gallery roster.

1. Pay your artists on time.

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