Fine Art Photography

Do Brick-and-Mortar Galleries Have a Future?

August 14, 2017

© Wyatt Gallery

Photographs by Wyatt Gallery on view at Foley Gallery in New York City. Having a street-level space has been an important way to connect with customers, says Michael Foley. “I have found that I’ve made converts of people who just happen to walk by the space and come in and buy work.”

Like other retailers, art galleries have been affected by online shopping and the changing habits of their customers. Art dealers Sasha Wolf of Sasha Wolf Projects and Michael Foley, owner of Foley Gallery, recently talked about the business model of the brick-and-mortar gallery, and the new ways that potential buyers are finding artists. The discussion, which took place in February,...

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