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The Unfolded Story Behind Red Dots in Art Galleries and Art Fairs
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The Red and Round Stickers… We find them besides an artwork at an art gallery or an art fair and they symbolize that the piece has been sold. Still, galleries leave the sold pieces hung during the rest of the collectors’ event or the art fair for people to know it’s not available. Their history has been hard to track; some say red stars were used in this matter way back since the mid-1800’s at the Royal Academy in London. Others allege that the red dot tradition is American, and that it started sometime around the 1950’s. However, it is...