Ethics Matters, in Art, Everywhere

‘Yesterday [5May2022], Canadian art dealer Joshua Peters sent a letter to friends and patrons of his gallery: “I never thought I would have to say this because it’s so fundamental, but ethics matter. We all know this and we’re meant to act on this belief, but the sad truth is we’re seeing shocking examples of unethical behaviour from art galleries in B.C. and it hurts everyone involved.” He cited national news concerning two well-known Canadian galleries recently discovered to be selling consigned artwork without notifying consignors, halting communication with artists and consignors, quietly closing their doors, keeping profits and disappearing.’

Read the rest of this article and one gallery’s code of ethics here on Painters’ Keys .

Lost. Lynne Ayers, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 inches

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