Are brick-and-mortar galleries going the way of the dinosaurs?
August 14, 2016
We bought Alaska on Madison almost five years ago, and we have reluctantly concluded that it is not economically viable. Wednesday, August 17 is the last day that we will be taking orders. Most of our inventory will be leaving the gallery shortly after that.
We thank our loyal customers for their support. We have enjoyed meeting and talking with you, and we hope that your love for indigenous Northern art continues to flourish.
A number of you have asked where you will be able to look for high quality Inuit and Northwest Coast art after our gallery closes. We will maintain our website, www.alaskaonmadison.com, although there will be a period when it is down for re-thinking and refurbishment. We will send out an announcement when it has been reincarnated.
Just to state the obvious, however, galleries can only keep their doors open if collectors patronize them. If everyone on our email list had purchased just one sculpture every other year, we would not be closing. So please remember that every purchase you make from a gallery is important to keeping galleries available as a resource for collectors.
Our very best wishes to you all.
Ann and Michael Lesk
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