Everyone buys art from time to time, some pay large amounts of money for original artwork - more people buy cheap forms of the arts on-line or at their local market. But regardless of your wealth there are plenty of great art sites selling many great forms of art.
Times are quickly changing and the world of arts is fast becoming more affordable for everyone. With today’s access to information on the web, finding reasonable works of art can save the average person a bundle.
Wealthy people pay large amounts for original art - this is understandable because they are buying the original work of an artist who has made a good reputation for himself . Buying original art is also considered to be a good investment. For some, buying original art may also be a way of increasing social status and attempting to conform to culture norms.
More people stick to buying limited edition art.
Limited edition artwork can range from two copies upwards to infinity. Should we pay big bucks for something that may be hanging on hundreds of walls?
I recently came across a Spanish artists website. His artwork was to a very high quality. He limited each print to 250 copies; they were on sale for €650 each. Is this too high a price for a limited edition print?
Are artists charging too much for their work?
I am constantly asking myself this question. How do we price our work? The answer is far from simple.
Do we, as artists un-limit our work and make them affordable to everyone or do we set an enormous price that only a small minority of the worlds population can afford.
When buying art, set out a budget that suits you before you go on-line. It you look at a large range of sites you will find some form of arts that suit your own pocket.
Just remember that the arts are for everyone to enjoy. People from all classes can enjoy, gaze and admire the many different forms of art. If you are looking to buy some form of the arts don’t rush into it. You may have to look at it for the next twenty years.
About the Author: TJ Tierney is an award winning Irish Landscape photographer and a freelance writer.
He frequently writes for the Art site Goldprints.com and the Gift ideas site shop-4us.com
To view or buy some of his images visit his on-line gallery of - pictures of Ireland and flower pictures