Help us end the fiscal year strong. Donate by June 30. Give Now

Job Files: Art consultant

Marketplace Staff Jun 23, 2006
HTML EMBED:
COPY

Job Files: Art consultant

Marketplace Staff Jun 23, 2006
HTML EMBED:
COPY

TEXT OF STORY

TESS VIGELAND: It’s time for another Job Files. Today, the art consultant.


TROY THOMSON: I think I’m going to show you some French posters that I collected.

My name is Troy Thomson and I am an art consultant.

I’m a matchmaker, I sell artwork. I put the right people with the right artwork.

Even within the tightest of parameters, there are still better choices than others. English hunting scenes, men on horses . . . there are better men-on-horses pictures than others.

If they love, you know, clipper ships, God bless ’em. I will find them the best clipper ship they’ve ever seen.

Oh it feels great when you sell a piece of artwork. It feels even better when you’ve sold them the right piece of artwork.

Showing them that they do have taste, that they are collectors, I love opening that door for them.

TESS VIGELAND: Karen Ness reported today’s Job Files. And you are listening to American Public Media.

There’s a lot happening in the world.  Through it all, Marketplace is here for you. 

You rely on Marketplace to break down the world’s events and tell you how it affects you in a fact-based, approachable way. We rely on your financial support to keep making that possible. 

Your donation today powers the independent journalism that you rely on. For just $5/month, you can help sustain Marketplace so we can keep reporting on the things that matter to you.