I'd like to know what are your methods of approaching potential buyers at an opening. Here's what I usually do, and it doesn't work very well for some reason. It could partially be that New Yorkers are tight-lipped and constantly suspicious of people approaching them, I don't know. What I do is go up to people, and say, "thanks for coming. If you have any questions I'd love to talk to you about the work". People tend to nervously say,"okay, thanks," and then try to escape. Another method I have used is just standing around smiling and nodding at people, not saying anything unless approached. Doesn't work for me either. Worst of all is when the owner takes me around, introducing me to everybody, proclaiming loudly (to my embarassment) "this is the artist!" I am not an intimidating looking person, and I try to dress appropriately for openings and make sure my breath is fresh. What is my problem here? My work is kind of weird, so maybe people are afraid I am some creepy crackpot or something.