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April 29, 2006

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Jordan Grumet

Erik,

I love your format and I think the blind auction is a great idea. I sell art work and I may steal this idea for my blog with a piece or two! Thanks

carmen hammond

Erik,

Your gesture to artist Kojo Griffin is well taken but auctioning a work is not a good idea for any young artist. If anything, it can only harm a young artists career in the market. Suppose you only make $150 dollars for the drawing and a dealer buys it. That same dealer can turn around and sell it for street value and make more money than you, Kojo or any auction house.
This kind of approach is wreckless and naive at best and deserves reproach. Why not hold on to the drawing and instead allow for the artist to develop his work without market influences which are already a problem with most young successfull artists.

-Carmen

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