Art for Sale singulart is a blog that wants to help you with your art collection. It is written by professional art auctioneer Paul Fairweather and offers you tips and advice on how to curate and sell art.
Paul Fairweather has been in the art business for over 20 years. He has worked at Sotheby’s, Christies & Bonhams and now runs his own company Fine Art Auctioneers in London.
Sell Art is the blog for all things art related by singulart.com. We have our own online gallery where we show art for sale, we talk about selling original art and how to sell prints, contemporary art and how to buy original art. You can find out about the history of selling art, read articles on various artists, see our latest news, read about collecting different types of artists and learn more about the importance of buying original art.
Telling people they should buy original art is one of the main reasons we started this blog, but you can also find information on how to sell your own art and how to promote yourselves as an artist.
We also have a lot of information on the provenance of specific artists and individual pieces of work – so you can be sure that what you are buying is real.
We publish new content every day and will help you find information on any aspect of buying or selling art that interests you.”
The art market is a powerful force, and through SingulArt we want to be a part of it. We hope to transform the art market by introducing the concept of “art as a service” and by making it accessible to anyone who wants to sell or buy art.
SingulArt makes this possible by providing an online platform where members can share their creativity with others. However, unlike current online platforms such as Etsy or eBay, SingulArt does not host auctions but rather creates a private marketplace where members can set their own prices for their artwork.
Since our launch in February 2012, more than 300 artists have joined us from all over the world. We are now merging with ArtCorgi, which has been selling limited edition art prints for nearly 10 years and has one of the highest user satisfaction rates in the UK. This merger will allow us to expand our services and offer even more opportunities to artists while promoting their work on an international scale.”
Selling Art Online’ is the first book to show artists how to use the internet to sell their work.
Author Michael Crowe, who has sold over half a million dollars worth of art online, shows artists:
+ How to create and present an artist’s website that will attract visitors and buyers;
+ How to make sure potential buyers find their gallery;
+ How to get your work onto auction sites such as eBay, how much to charge for it, and how to ensure you get paid;
+ How to price artworks so that you can make a healthy profit without scaring away buyers;
+ How to take secure payments online;
+ How to advertise your artworks online and offline (Crowe makes more than $250,000 a year from his offline advertising);
+ And much more.
For artists who have always wondered how other artists earn a living from their work but were too busy making it to think about selling it, Selling Art Online is essential reading. The book features contributions from 20 leading contemporary artists, who explain how they use the internet in their own studios. It also includes interviews with two of the UK’s top-selling artists’ websites – www.singulart.com and www.catherine-palmer
Art is a fascinating way to express yourself and your personality. It will help you stand out and be remembered. The art of singulart is designed to inspire, reflect and make a statement about you.
The best art is the result of collaboration between artist and client. This process will allow you to be involved in the creation of your own personal work of art. You can choose from a range of styles, mediums and prices for your original piece of art.
T-shirts are another great way to create your own personal style by showing off your interests, causes, teams or just for fun!
All custom pieces will be created in a professional studio setting with quality materials that will last a lifetime!**
Art is at its best when its value is high. A work of art has a certain intrinsic value, but it is secondary to the value people will assign to it.
When art is expensive, it attracts a lot of attention. When art fails to sell for $10 million, it also attracts attention, but not the good kind.
Art was once a status symbol. It was a way for rich people to show their wealth and power. You hung large paintings on your wall because you could afford them—not because you liked them. The bigger the painting, the more powerful you were.
But then art became fashionable in its own right. All those rich people had to find something else to spend their money on, and they moved on to wine and cars and other luxury items. Now that art was affordable, it had to compete with all sorts of other things for the consumer dollar: movies and sports tickets and designer clothes and gourmet meals. Art became mass-produced—the Mona Lisa reproduced on countless greeting cards—and it also became less expensive; prices for individual pieces fell steadily for decades.*
The biggest buyers of expensive art are now museums—which are just stores that don’t have to make a profit—and hedge-fund managers and tech billionaires
I’m a visual artist and I’ve spent most of my life creating art. I’ve also spent most of my life trying to sell it. In the last few years, I’ve finally started to figure out how to do that, but it’s been quite a struggle.
The problem with artists is they want to sell their art, but they don’t want to sell it like everyone else does. They want to create their own dreamworld where their art is made by magic and delivered directly from the muse onto the walls of rich people’s houses. And then maybe get recognized for this in the form of critical approval or just random people on the street stopping them and saying “wow, you are amazing.”
I once got into an argument with an artist where I said that if you want to make a living as an artist, you have to think about your work as being essentially interchangeable with all other art sold for money on an open market. It’s not that you have no individuality or vision; it’s more that those things are irrelevant compared with what your work costs and what comparable work costs. If your work costs $100K and comparable work on the open market costs $70K, then people will buy it whether they love your art or hate it.