I’ve had a very small handful of bad experience with art galleries and dealers, but I run into artists all the time that share with me their bad experiences.
The name of the game is:
Trust your gut
Don’t be overwhelmed by flattery…no matter how badly you need to hear it…
and BE CAREFUL.
Here’s a great article about How to Spot a Bad Art Gallery or Dealer from ArtBusiness.com . Thanks to my friend Michaela Pilar Brown for pointing it out to me!