Let’s just say it put a smile on my face - I have sold work before, but never this way. It feels like the work has been justified somehow.
Anyway, looking around it was interesting to see that all of the photography had been sold together with a few paintings, but not necessarily the paintings I’d expected to sell. As part of this exhibition, the curators of the exhibition, together with the nearby Platform Gallery and (I think) someone from the Arts Council NW had chosen a handful of pieces to be rewarded with solo exhibitions - none of these selected works had been sold, and yes, I found this a little strange - I found the work interesting anyway, and one seemed to be a favourite of a number of people... Is this indicative of a growing interest in photographic art? After all, there’s been a number of record breaking sales recently (Sherman and Gursky). And no, my sale was not in this league, before anyone asks!