All About Art Dealers
An art dealer understands the true meaning of art. He must also know where to resort to, must have a creative mind, and must have full of ideas. Many of these art dealers spend time in galleries watching genres of arts and interacting with other dealers.
In terms of profession, we may compare art dealers to people who work for management or marketing aspects in businesses, only with talent, endurance, and most of all, passion for expressing through colors and art. Selling paintings is more difficult now compared before. One must pay both the art and the efforts of the artist.
People who have bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctor’s degree must consider themselves engaging into this profession especially when they are good at communicating, are equipped about business, know how to read and write, have the ability to make attractive artwork, know how to handle gallery work, and have the passion for art.
Established art dealers were once mentored by previous ones where they were taught how to properly make art deals, assuring that what they earn is enough and that their customers are happy with their service. Besides the talent, art dealer should know about the different types and genres, how much the old and upcoming artists are paid, recent affairs in their professions, and must have connections and contacts with other art dealer and updates for new clients and sales. Payment must not be something to think about a lot because establishing on a profession is not easy, even with the highest degree.
It is important that the dealer must choose a specific genre, like expressionist, contemporary, or pop art, once he/she is already settled. Art dealers must make themselves visible in public events especially ones that involve art or galleries, to attract confidence from people, and therefore, clients. Art dealers loan or make savings account to help the, build up their business and to make sure that they have the recourses to succeed. The main reason why they practice this is because the professions requires a lot of hours with uncertainty in its nature and the probability of having instability in the market.
Just like every occupation, there are always disadvantages in being an art dealer. Sometimes, you may now be able to convince people to invest in your work or because a deal may get crooked. More things are still at stake, so when things like this happen, at dealers must be prepared of what to resort to. It will be a success though, for people who are determined to the profession and for those who love their jobs.