No Sugar on my Walls, Thanks
So they sent her the invoice but Kidder decided that actually she didn't want to spend $32,000 on this painting. Boone is now suing Kidder to collect either payment in full or the $30,000 it already paid to Cotton for the piece (meaning they would have only made $2,000 on the work).
I don't know what is more indicative of the problems of the art world right now: the fact that galleries are willing to slash their commission to $2,000, or that a not particularly exciting portrait of a lady wearing a sugary hat would sell for $32,000 in the first place.
[Art Info: Mary Boone Sues Collector]