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Good evening Alan,

I would first like to thank you for your help.  I am developing an art gallery and am wondering what the inventory turnover statistics may be.  Can you help me understand this, or provide me with references that would help answer my question.  Thank you again for your time.

Have a fantastic day!
Marti Jo Brooks

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First of all:  Good luck!  It is not an easy business, although I enjoyed being around the art and a handful of artists I represented.  That was a long time ago.  I am not aware of turnover stats, or where you could get them.  Perhaps you could talk to some gallery owner/operators in your area, as I think the art business is a regional one, to a large degree, unless you specialize [as I did] in 20th century masters or some other transcendental group.  Sorry I can't be of any real help, but did not want to check that off, without writing a note of encouragement.
Alan.

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Alan Klevit

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I can provide sound advice on buying, collecting & understanding fine art, especially original works by 20th century masters and leading contemporary artists. I can also explain techniques used to create original works and offer tips on how to tell whether or not a piece is an original work of art.

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I have been active in the art world for twenty-seven years. I owned and operated four galleries and a wholesale showroom on both coasts. We specialized in original works by 20th century masters and emerging artists. I have been an art consultant, artist's representative, lecturer, auctioneer, and curator. I had a radio show for two years, "Today's Art World with Alan Klevit" [Washington, D.C.]; hosted two television shows on the arts for six years [Los Angeles Area]; have written for numerous local papers and international art magazines; and currently write a syndicated column, "The Art Beat." I conduct art auctions for charities throughout the United States, and am a frequent speaker/auctioneer on upscale cruise ships, and at civic organizations and local television shows.







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ART NEWS, ART IN AMERICA, FORECAST MAGAZINE, MALIBU MAGAZINE, PANTARBE.COM, MALIBU CHRONICLE, POTOMAC ALMANAC, GAITHERSBURG GAZETTE, ART DECOR, REGARDIES MAGAZINE.

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Undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgetown University and The American University

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