Extra Tips On Selling Your Art
Other than informing your prospective buyers on the
basics of your artworks, how much you are selling
them, and who are the people who have bought from you,
there are still some other things you can do to make
the probability of the sale hikes up even higher. Here
are some of them.
Show Pictures Of Your Pictures
One way to encourage your prospective buyers to buy
your art is by showing them photos of how other art
collectors have made use or displayed the pieces they
I have bought it from you. Seeing your pieces in working or
living environments can be a great encouraging factor.
If you do not have that many collectors yet, you can
show them pictures of how you, yourself displayed your
art in different kinds of environments.
If your prospect is someone who is not really that
familiar with the art, doing this tip can be very helpful
and fruitful. Since they may be having some difficulty
in imagining how or where they would display the
piece if ever they bought it from you. It can also be
the case that they can’t really picture how the piece
would look like in their office or home.
Be Service Oriented
If you really want to make a sale, then your attitude
should show that you do so. Try to make time for
transactions and meetings regarding your art. Also,
try to make yourself available as much as possible to
deliver your piece to the collectors’ home or office.
You should also help them with hanging it, or even
make suggestions on where to place it if they ask you to.
If your buyer hasn’t made a specific pick of which
piece they want from your collection, you can also
offer them that you bring a number of your art to
their home or office, free of charge. Do this, so that
they can see how it would fit in their environment.
However, you should also make it clear to them that
they are not obliged to buy it if they don’t want to.
Give Them A Taste Test
If you want, you can also offer people to have a piece
or two of your works for a trial period of one or two
weeks, just to see how they would like the pieces.
However, with this kind of deal, you should make sure
that you have a written contract about your agreement,
get a promissory note, deposit or whatever kind of
security for your art’s safety.
You may also want to try fishing around. Try asking
people reasons why they like or dislike a certain
piece made by other artists. From their answers, get
some ideas of how they would react if it is your art
in the hot seat. Of course, you do not do this just to
be discouraged, but to be able to think fresh and
innovatively for your next pieces.
Talk Earth Language
One of the most common mistakes of artists that are
first time selling their works is that they talk to
impress. Yes, it is impressive if you know a lot of
techniques, components, and factors regarding art.
However, not all people that would be interested in
buying your work are artists too. Some of them may be
everyday people who know nothing about the technical
aspect of art but are just simply captivated by your work.
If this is the case, try not to delve into elevated
and heated art discussions, especially if they’re not
really asking for it. Avoid giving them information
that would remain undigested. Try to talk in their
level, since intimidating your prospective buyer would
be the last thing you’d want to do.
Great Collections: Making Your Own
If you want to build your art collection, you should
do so in an intelligent manner. This is so that
everything you buy for your collection wouldn’t be
considered a waste of money. However, collecting
art intelligibly would require you to master two
things. First, is to have good research skills, and
second the skill of collecting.
Starting On The Thought Of Collecting
Generally, as most people do, you’d probably have the
knowledge of buying art on a piece-per-piece basis,
yet still may not be thinking of plans like making
multiple achievements as time pass by, or simply,
building up a collection.
Although it is possible to find artworks that you like
anywhere you go, and get to choose from an outstanding
diversity of subject matters, mediums, and price
ranges; doing so can still be confusing and
intimidating, especially if you’re still starting.
Questions such as: “How exactly do you push your way
through and choose which direction to make an
entrance?” “How can you relate one buy to the other?”;
“How should you group or organize your art?”; “Are
there ways of presenting it?”; and lastly “How can you
do everything in an excellent manner?”; may come to play
in your mind.
However, once you get these queries off your head then
you’ll get to understand the real meaning of
“collection”, which is the crucial case of controlled
and purposeful buying.
The Great Collections
Great collectors are extensively respected and usually
as popular as the artworks they collect; such as the
Rockefeller collection, the Chrysler collection, and
the Phillips collection, to name a few. Such
collectors are famous since they demonstrate a great
deal of talent when choosing and organizing their art,
just like the artists themselves are in making the
masterpiece. Similarly, each piece of art in one great
collection orders first-class attention as well as a
the first-rate price not just because the piece is good,
but also of the name of the company it bears.
How Great Is ‘Great’?
So how exactly do great collectors become great? Well,
experts believe that it is this skill of being able to
categorize specific artworks from the billions of
works existing and assemble them in such a manner
aiming to advance or increase other’s understanding of
such particular art or of art’s evolution in general.
For any kind of mature collection, the whole thing, as
a group becomes greater than the value of the parts.
Thus, the collector becomes accepted to be a respected
authority in the matter and in outstanding cases
continues until he’s the one that sets the standards,
establishes the trends, and influences the future of
art collecting for all.
This is how meaningful and influencing great art
collections can be. It all starts from a single piece
of art until the whole collection itself becomes a
separate artwork from its components.
The First Step To Greatness
No matter how you see your collecting, whether
recreational or serious, there are methods that you
could use to get the most out of not only the value
and quality of your art, but also your personal
appreciation, enjoyment, and understanding of your
Thus, you should know that your first step to
greatness is being real to your tastes. If you want to
be a really great collector someday, then
acknowledging and accepting that you like specific
types of art without considering what other people say
or what is popular in the market, would be the right
the thing to do.
Remember, in collecting, you’re making an artwork too
which is composed of different specific pieces. How
you’ll design your artwork is entirely up to you and
not what other people think. So if you’ll be
collecting, be sure to put your heart on it!