The primary sales pattern can be observed in the case of art that has been inherited by its owner and has been kept as such for ages, either by the owner itself or the owner allowing a museum to display it for him. The art business framework includes both public and private dealers and auctioneers. Public dealers will have gallery spaces which are directly open to the public. Here there are more buyers. These galleries are basically retail galleries. The private dealer will arrange for a gallery space that is selective in the buyer list or in some cases may be restricted to just single person viewing. Auctioneers and dealers are therefore inherent in the art business framework and the commercialization of the art business (Robertson, & Chong, 2008).
Auction houses in most situations will include a dealer segment also. This is part of the growth of the art business. This also helps control the competition between dealers and auctioneers and allows them to work side by side. In stark comparison with that of the dealers and the auctioneers, the public art museums are more geared to the democratic culture of present times.