From: "Richard Zvonar" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > > I sympathize with your feelings about lawyers and galleries, though I > would take the argument in a different direction. I think that since > unique art works can be such profitable commodities, it seems only > fair that the artist should participate in the profits from resale. > Why should a painter who originally bartered a work to pay off his > bar tab not receive a cut when that same painting sells at auction > for $500,000 a few years down the line? > what if it is actually worth $0 a few years down the line? this is, in fact, the most likely outcome... does he have to pay his bar tab plus interest?