Where goes unsold artwork? [for sale in Disneyland]
So this question has been bugging me and I'm wondering if anyone here might have some insight! What happens to artwork that is unsold at Disneyland? I've been eyeing a few "limited" edition pieces that are $750 and up (out of my price range). Do they just keep it out until it finally sells? Do they discount it somewhere else? Do they sell it to cast members? What does it go if it doesn't sell?
08-10-2012 09:30 AM
I know when the Gallery was still upstairs there was a beautiful piece that was of Scar. I eyed it for the longest time and finally saved enough money to buy it. When I went back it had been placed in a back room with a hold for a cast member. After a certain amount of time apparently, they are allowed to put a hold on a piece.
Cruising the Seas... Looking for the Pearl
Once I went to the Character Warehouse north of the parks at Harbor and Orangethorpe. They has some sculptures in the front window. I didn't check the prices so don't know how much the discount was. Of course this was a few years ago and because that store has changed a lot I doubt you could still find something like that there.
She's practically perfect!
I'm not sure if this is helpful or not, but sometimes, a less costly version of the artwork comes out later. Several years ago, Michelle Valigura did an adorable box/sculpture celebrating Peter Pan's 55th. My daughter wanted it very much, but it was something like $600 or $700 -- well over her budget. Months later, a limited edition reproduction was available for just $65. (Which she could afford -- yay!) The same thing has been true of some paintings, like Thomas Kinkade's 50th anniversary painting of the castle. I realize it's not the same as the pricier artwork, but for us, it works!
To all who come to this happy place...quit stepping on the back of my shoes!
We have a reproduction of a painting by Chip Foose of Mater with the DL Railroad. We paid about $300 with AP discount. The original is $11,000, I think. The Cast Member told us that after it didn't sell in the year after it was released, they actually raised the price. (Maybe to make it more appealing for art collectors???) So, from that experience, they do not necessarily drop the price if it doesn't sell. We also have a Copter Mickey giclee print from the new store in Downtown Disney. We paid a couple hundred for our framed version, and the original was way more than that. Definitely see if there are reproductions available, or prints. They are definitely affordable options!
Originally Posted by Tinkermommy