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Re: Splash!

Posted: 15 Feb 2020, 9:32am
by reohn2
Bonefishblues wrote:My point was even if 'investing' find something of quality that you like, too - there's plenty around, after all!

Yes that could work but my point was that the primary concern of investment is the best return*,which is the highest quality.
Whereas art's quality cannot be measured,only preferred by the individual because of it's uniqueness



*'best return' can mean many things

Re: Splash!

Posted: 15 Feb 2020, 6:27pm
by millimole
Bonefishblues wrote:My point was even if 'investing' find something of quality that you like, too - there's plenty around, after all!

I believe that canny investors will build up a relationship with art schools and purchase works at graduation art shows.
While works of art at such events are 'inexpensive' in art world terms they are (in my opinion) unaffordable for the 'man in the street' and priced at unrealistic levels.
My impression is that the work sold at graduation shows is priced at levels reflecting the general art market, not priced to sell. I suspect universities encourage chancers not business minds.

Re: Splash!

Posted: 15 Feb 2020, 7:18pm
by al_yrpal
Inexpensive original art is usually too expensive for the man in the street.

Materials £10
Frame £15
Days labour £100

Total £125

Most people wont pay that for an unknown artist.

Thats why you see numbered prints and just prints...

I have two exhibitions coming up thats why I am painting stuff like this.. one an hour :D

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And, all my stuff I dont like :D

Al

Re: Splash!

Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 11:36am
by fausto copy
Nice pics Al.
It doesn't look like your are splashing it on. :wink:

Re: Splash!

Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 2:05pm
by PH
al_yrpal wrote:Inexpensive original art is usually too expensive for the man in the street.

Materials £10
Frame £15
Days labour £100

Total £125

Most people wont pay that for an unknown artist.

Al

I've been pondering this and although I haven't come up with an alternative reason, I don't think it is that it's too expensive. I know plenty of people who spend £100's, in some cases many £1,000's, on home decor for aesthetic reasons yet have never bought any original art.
Won't pay yes, but not because of the price, I don't think they'd buy at any price, I don't think they perceive any value in it.

Re: Splash!

Posted: 16 Feb 2020, 5:28pm
by fausto copy
I suppose it depends on how much dosh one has.
As a (not-so) poor pensioner, I tend to buy what I like, rather than follow trends and buy for either fashion or for-the-sake-of-it reasons.
Thankfully, I've got three nice original paintings that I paid no more than $50 each for and have some limited edition prints I've paid over £300 for.

Hopefully, if was a rich billionaire I would do the same and consider spending a couple of million on something I appreciated for my sake, not art's sake.