Crawford, Tad & Susan Mellon, The Artist-Gallery Partnership (Revised ed., May 2008) (ISBN: 978-1581156454). This books offers a “clear explanation of the consignment contracts that lie at the heart of the relationship between artists and galleries. Updates include the latest developments in state laws and all of the current statutes in the 32 states that have laws regarding consignment sales. A thorough discussion of the Standard Consignment Agreement, covering agency, consignment, warranties, transportation, insurance, pricing, gallery commissions, promotion, return of art, and more, plus a ready-to-use contract, is included.” Available for purchase here.
Winkleman, Edward, How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery (July 2009) (ISBN: 978-1581156645). “Winkleman draws on his years of experience to explain step by step how to start your new venture. Chapters detail how to: write a business plan; find start-up capital; find your ideal locale; renovate the space; manage cash flow; promote and grow your new business; attract and retain artists and clients; hire and manage staff; [and] represent your artists.” Available for purchase here.