Veneer Project

This is the link for the veneer python code:
The code
when I hit run it gives me an Error. Can someone please tell me how to fix it.

Hello, @elhussein800, and welcome to the Codecademy Forums!

Link to project page: Veneer

In your buy_artwork method of Client, you have this within the if block in the for loop:

          item = art_listing

What is the purpose of that statement?

Sorry I don’t remember. I guess it made since when I wrote it.

Here is what you have for the buy_artwork method:

  def buy_artwork(self, artwork):
    if artwork.owner != self:
      art_listing = None
      for item in veneer.listings:
        if == artwork:
          item = art_listing

Prior to the for loop, the code initializes art_listing to None. Within the loop, you look for artwork in veneer.listings, using item to represent each element in veneer.listings. If it is found, this statement gets executed:

          item = art_listing

Since you previously initialized art_listing to None, that statement assigns None to item. Then here you are inadvertently attempting to remove None from the listings:


Instead of this …

          item = art_listing

… you need to save the found item to art_listing, like this:

          art_listing = item

After that you will still need to change the transfer the art to the new owner.


Thanks so much. That really helped.

The last out come should say

Monet, Claude. “Vétheuil in the Fog”. 1879, oil on canvas. The MOMA, New York.

but instead it says

Picasso, Pablo. “Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)”. 1910, oil on canvas. Edytta Halpirt, Private Collection.

how can I fix that?

Hi @elhussein800,

We need to see the most recent version of your code. Please post it, so that we can help. To make sure the code is formatted correctly in your post, see How to ask good questions (and get good answers) for advice.

This is my most recent code. Sorry, I’m new here. I’m sure I will get used to it.

### Veneer

## The Thin Veneer of Viability

class Art:

  def __init__(self, artist, title, medium, year, owner):
    self.artist = artist
    self.title = title
    self.medium = medium
    self.year = year
    self.owner = owner

  def __repr__(self):
    return "{a}. \"{b}\". {c}, {d}. {e}, {f}.".format(a = self.artist, b = self.title, c = self.year, d = self.medium, e =, f = self.owner.location)

## The Marketplace of Artistic Ideas

class Marketplace:
  def __init__(self):
    self.listings = []

  def add_listing(self, new_listing):
  def remove_listing(self, old_listing):

  def show_listings(self):
    for item in self.listings:
veneer = Marketplace()

## We Need Clients!

class Client:

  def __init__(self, name, location, is_museum): = name
    self.is_museum = is_museum
    if is_museum:
      self.location = location
      self.location = "Private Collection"

  def sell_artwork(self, artwork, price):
    if artwork.owner == self:
      new_listing = Listings(artwork, price, self)

  def buy_artwork(self, artwork):
    if artwork.owner != self:
      art_listing = None
      for item in veneer.listings:
        if == artwork:
          art_listing = item 

edytta = Client("Edytta Halpirt", "Private Collection", False)
moma = Client("The MOMA", "New York", True)
girl_with_mandolin = Art("Picasso, Pablo", "Girl with a Mandolin (Fanny Tellier)", "oil on canvas", 1910, edytta)

## Don't Be Listless

class Listings:

  def __init__(self, art, price, seller): = art
    self.price = price
    self.seller = seller

  def __repr__(self):
    return "{a}, ${b}".format(a =, b = self.price)

edytta.sell_artwork(girl_with_mandolin, 6)





See instruction 31. The buy_artwork method of Client needs to transfer the art to the new owner, but your does has not implemented that yet. Consult the video, if necessary.

If any problem occurs, please post your code for that method.