I have two signed, dated and framed silkscreens which I wanted to sell or auction. I contacted Caroline Ashliegh who gave me the names and phone numbers. I was able to speak to two of the art houses and told them the referral was from Caroline Ashleigh. They did not acknowledge the referral. The other referral did not return my call. It appears that I could have found these art dealers on my own. | I paid $20.00 for the referrals thinking that using her name would be beneficial. I emailed her twice with the same result, with her stating the second time: “We will refer you back once again, to the Terms of Agreement clearly stated on our website: | OUR SERVICES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS,” “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND “IS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH THE EXPRESS UNDERSTANDING THAT YOUR ART CONCIERGE ENTITIES MAY NOT MONITOR OR CONTROL REFERRALS.” | There were different sections of the website and I missed that section. You can not contract away liability or gross negligence. I found her on the yellow pages website for art dealers. There was an address and phone number. The address was the Birmingham Post Office with a unit number. The unit number is a post office box. The phone number fed into a recorded message referring the caller to her websites. | There is a difference between legal behavior and ethical behavior. She held herself out as an art dealer, not someone who looks at the internet for art dealers and makes referrals. If the referrals did not work out, I did not expect her to say too bad and we are not responsible. This is not good business practice.
Name: Caroline Ashleigh Associates, LLC.
Country: United States
State: New York
City: New York