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#1 posted 07-29-2010 11:04 AM

“What should a struggling artist do to become a high priced artist?”

I also wonder about this question.

I think you have to develop a recognizable stile, people have to say: “This piece must have been made by Mr. X.”
And than you have to change details, but keeping your style.
In my opinion that is the way you take inspiration from other artists without copying them.
Out of others works you develop something new.
I think, that is the difference between doing what others do and doing your own thing.
And than – after many years – people recognize your work and you can gain higher prices.

The second aspect – in the beginning many artist price their pieces much to low.
Mostly because they have to (because they need the money) or they think their work are not worthy to gain a high price (and maybe thats true because it is not their own development).
But if you price the pieces to low, the customers belive it is nothing worth.

My experience: If I sell something very quickly – it was to cheap. If i sell it after a while – it was well priced.
If i do not sell it at all – the work was to bad for this price.

That all sounds wise and smart – but reality often is different.
Sometimes you only have to have good luck. Get to know the right people who appreciate your work, who have contacts to others who appreciate your work and so on.
You get better known by collectors and the prices get higher.

Greetings from Germany

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