Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur

Is there a secondary market for fannish art?

I suspect that the answer is "no", but I find myself quite wanting one.

The thing is, 30 years of being fond of art auctions have left with, let's get real, way too much art. All of it is reasonably nice, creative and sometimes a bit silly, suiting my tastes -- everything from the wrapped-wire-and-tiger-eye tree scupture to the wall quilt that, if you look at it carefully, is a game of Tetris.

But Kate isn't into clutter, and even before moving in with her I was reflecting that I had many pieces that I haven't had anything to do with for ten or more years. My art is going to have to be focused on the highest-priority pieces (in practice, mainly SCA scrolls), so I have an awful lot of good stuff gathering dust. The "traditional" pieces that I inherited from my grandparents have well-established outlets, but my own acquisitions would just baffle most dealers.

So -- does anybody ever organize an auction / yard sale / swap meet for fannish art? These are all one-of-a-kind pieces that an artist spent real time on (I don't give a damn about the prints and posters), and I'd like to find a way to get them to good homes...

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