The Artist-Gallery Partnership

A Practical Guide to Consigning Art by Tad Crawford and Susan Mello. New York: Allworth Press, revised 2008. Provides guidelines for sound business negotiations and resolving disputes. Includes a chapter on consignment legislation, and the texts of the art consignment laws enacted in more than 31 states. Click to order from

Licensing Photography

by Richard Weisgrau and Victor S. Perlman. New York: Allworth Press, 2006. Written by a photographer and intellectual property attorney. Provides advice on writing licensing agreements, prices the value of licenses, and how to successfully negotiate fees.     Click to order from

Art and Fear

Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking by David Bayles and Ted Orland. Image Continuum Press, 2001. Explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn’t get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way.   Click to order from