Several weeks ago I received a call from a gentleman who had first visited our gallery almost five years ago.
“When I visited your gallery,” he said, “You had a sculpture of a man carving himself out of stone.”
“Of course,” I replied, “I know the piece well – it’s called ‘The Sculptor’ by Gary Price.”
“I’ve never forgotten the sculpture and I think I might be ready to get it, is it still available?”
It turned out the sculpture was available in two versions – cast stainless steel and bronze, and the client and his wife decided they wanted the bronze version, which we didn’t have. I called the artist’s foundry and ordered the piece and let the client know we would be shipping it to him in a little over a month.
The moral of the story? Sometimes seeds planted years ago will blossom – that being the case we better all be working to plant those seeds every day.
In his Amazon.com best-selling book, Xanadu Gallery owner Jason Horejs shares insights gained over a life-time in the art business.