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Art Rental

Discussion in 'Picture Framing Business Issues' started by simplymatted, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I wonder if someone would take a few minutes on the phone to answer some questions about
    renting art.
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  2. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    Risky to rent art. One good-sized frame dent, or a fade or ripple, can make that rental an expense for you.
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  3. Wahpeton

    Wahpeton Grumbler in Training

    GOSH Darn right.
  4. Wahpeton

    Wahpeton Grumbler in Training

    it took a lot effort to not spaz about people bringing in their art....
  5. simplymatted

    simplymatted SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    So true, but..................I know some framers somewhere do it and do it successfully. Still have questions.
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  6. CB Art & Framing

    CB Art & Framing SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I would co-op with furniture rental companies, they already have a system in place.
    Or, companies that rent & maintain indoor plants for offices.
  7. artfolio

    artfolio SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    I once had a guy running a restaurant ask me to provide prints and posters for his dining room in return for small, unobtrusive signs stating that they were for sale. I knocked that idea back straight away as I have seen too many dinged and scratched frames in restaurants. I also know that people dining out are probably not even going to notice what is on the walls so would expect zero sales.
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  8. shayla

    shayla WOW Framer

    A previous employer once hung several framed prints in a local bank, with the idea that she would collect upon sale. Not one sold, and the art basically became bank decorations. Same thing happens with local photographers, whose large canvases grace banks and hospitals. Perhaps a few sell, but most just become background. As 'simply' said, though. some manage to do this, so hopefully, he'll find a way. Simply, have you read 'Becoming A Corporate Art Consultant', by Barbara Markoff?
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