All About Art Dealers
An art dealer understands the true meaning of art. He also innovates and is idealistic to properly perform well. Many of these art dealers spend time in galleries watching genres of arts and interacting with other dealers.
An art dealer can be compared to marketing and management workers who are trained and skilled with a certain work, filled with willingness, patience, and determination for working with colors and art. Selling paintings is more difficult now compared before. Buying paintings mean buying the hard art itself and the professional fee of the artist.
If you graduated with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or doctor’s degree in any field that involves art, is knowledgeable about how to run businesses, have good sense of communication, is good in writing, know more than one language, determined to create masterpieces, and have experiences in gallery work, it is best to consider this profession.
Before being art dealers, they first went through the apprentice stage and were under established dealers, where they molded themselves, were taught how to make deals, how to gain the money that they deserve, and how to satisfy costumers. Skills are not enough for a successful art dealer, they must also be updated of the genres of art, the monetary value of the earnings of both old and new dealers, recent meetings, must have other contacts of art dealers to look for other deals and business. Because settling with professions involves a lot of difficulties even with a doctor’s degree, money should not be an obstacle.
Once the artist is established with the profession he/she chose, the artist must focus on a specific genre. The artist must roam around and be visible at gatherings, public sales, and grand openings of other galleries in order to gain fame and trust from artists and customers. Art dealers usually prepare money in the bank for their business so that they won’t end up being poor. One reason why they do this is because the profession is unpredictable and the market may sometimes be unstable with long working hours.
Being in the profession of an art dealer also has drawbacks. Because the work may be unstable, customers may skew the deal or people may not be convinced in spending money for you as the artist or for your work. 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.