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Re: trading samples

From: "Richard Zvonar" <zvonar@zvonar.com>
> 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?