So, who is this guy, Todd Bingham, anyway...?
Todd Bingham has been in the art gallery business since the late 1970's. In 1985, while on staff with Galerie Michael on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, he began conducting sales training workshops for many outside galleries who were cooperating with Galerie Michael's show consignment program. The sales training aspect of the program was extremely well-received by dealers, prompting Bingham to offer it as a stand-alone training program.
A columnist for Art World News, since its inception in 1994 and in cooperation with that magazine, he has written and published eight books on selling art and framing, which have been used by gallery owners in 16 different countries.
Since its inception in 1995 Todd Bingham Fine Art has been the only seminar company created exclusively for the art gallery industry, and in the last 30 years, has been retained by nearly every major art organization in America
Todd has created workshops, or seminars or appeared as a speaker, for the following art organizations:
The Annual Media Arts (Thomas Kinkade dealers) Conference
Art Expo New York
Art Expo LA
Art Expo Las Vegas
Art Expo San Francisco
The Professional Picture Framer's Association
The Philadelphia Buyers Market of American Craft (twice)
The West Coast Art and Frame show (three times)
Decor Ed-Expo Atlanta
TKU (Thomas Kinkade University)
Art Link 99, Salt Lake City
Media Arts Group Annual Director's Conference
Deck The Walls Annual Convention (twice)
Thomas Kinkade Galleries (numerous)
Linda Jones Enterprises
Wild Wings Publishers and retail galleries
Richard MacDonald Galleries
The Michael Murphy Galleries
MacLaren Markowitz Galleries
Toh Atin Galleries (twice)
The Santa Fe Galley Association (twice)
Crescent Cardboard Co.
The Thomas Charles Galleries, Carmel, CA
Renaissance Fine Art, Baltimore
Martin Lawrence Galleries, San Francisco
Wolf Shultz Gallery, San Francisco
The Sorrel Sky Gallery, Durango
Ocean Galleries, New Jersey
Exclusive Collections Gallery, San Diego
as well his own pubic seminar, Surviving and Thriving in the Millennium, sponsored by Art World News and attended by art dealers and salespeople from all over the world since 1995.
Todd's articles on selling have appeared in:
Art Business News \ Art World News \ Niche Magazine\ American Craft Magazine \ Art Trends Magazine \ Art Affairs Magazine\ The San Diego Business Journal \ Decor and Style Magazine, San Diego
Todd is also considered a leading authority on the graphic works of the late, Patrick Nagel and is the one to whom Playboy Magazine refers most inquiries about Nagel. Art Business News \ Art World News \ Niche Magazine\ American Craft Magazine \ Art Trends Magazine \ Art Affairs Magazine\ The San Diego Business Journal \ Decor and Style Magazine, San Diego
Todd co-produced and moderated a series of business oriented videos entitled "Artistry -- The Business of Art" sold to schools and libraries across America since 1981
Todd and Patrick Nagel
Todd is considered a leading authority on the graphic works of the late, Patrick Nagel and is the one to whom Playboy Magazine refers most inquiries about Nagel. Todd was invited to addresss the American Society of Appraisors on the subject of fraudulent and counterfeit works of art perported to be created by Nagel.
Todd and his wife, Mo, operate an entire website devoted to Nagel, HERE.