A blog about some options to finding interesting pieces for your collection. A professional art dealer’s analysis and advice on various subjects related to the art world.
The Art of the Steal is a blog about some options to finding interesting pieces for your collection. It is written by a professional art dealer with over 20 years in the field. From time to time, I’ll post here my thoughts on various subjects related to the art world including market analysis, news and events, as well as some personal musings.
Paintings have been a passion of mine since I was young. I’ve always loved them and the story behind each one that you may or may not know. Whether it’s a painting that has been hanging in your family home for generations or something you bought at a thrift store, there are stories behind every piece. Some of those stories will be told here along with images and background information of some works that I’ve handled through my career as an art dealer. This blog is more about sharing what I’ve learned over my years and hope that you too can learn from it.
Art Blog is a blog about some options to find art work for your collection.
If you are in the market for a painting, whether for your own collection, or to sell as a substantial investment, you may want to try looking at some of the options available to you.
A great place to get started is your local thrift store. These stores often have paintings available for sale, and if one of these happens to catch your eye, you may want to consider buying it. Plus, there is the added benefit that you will be helping out a charitable organization.
Available at these locations are paintings that can range from old masters to modern art. Some of these will be excellent works that are just not being appreciated by their owners any longer. You can help them out by buying them and then reselling them later on.
However, it is important that you know what to look for when buying something like this. There are many factors that will determine the value and authenticity of the piece in question. Here are a few tips and tricks that you can use going forward with your search in order to find high-quality pieces at a low price point:
Look For Cracks: Often times the best way of determining the quality of an old painting is by checking out its cracks. The more cracks there are in a painting, the older it is likely
I have been collecting art for over 20 years and my primary focus is on vintage or antique oil paintings, drawings and lithographs. I have been an active art dealer for the last 15 years and have sold art to clients all over the world. I am available for private consultations in my New York City gallery.
I would love to help you find that special piece that fits your collection needs!
I am always looking for new contemporary artists to add to our roster, please send me a note if you are interested in showing your work at our gallery.
My name is Liza, I am a fine art dealer.
I am a self taught artist and I have been selling my work for the past 6 years.
My work has been featured in the following publications:
– The New York Times
– New York Daily News
– Nylon Magazine (print and online)
– Sculpture Magazine (print and online)
– Blouin Artinfo (online)
– Juxtapoz (online)
I also had a solo exhibition at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC.
I am currently working on building my collection with found objects that I find on my travels around the world.
If you are interested in selling me pieces or if you would like to know more about me please send an email to:
Art Dealer is the name of your blog. It’s a great title for a blog about art collecting. The title is also very appropriate because as an art dealer you work with many different artists, from beginner to master painters and sculptors.
Your blog should be about many things: the process of finding brilliant pieces for collectors, the different styles of various artists and how they are influenced by their surroundings or the world around them, etc. You can even write about your own journey into art collecting and how you first started buying artworks.
It would be great if you could also feature other interesting blogs on your website or in your blogroll. If you have any other websites that are related to art, feel free to add them as well.
There are not many art dealer blogs out there. This means that yours will probably become very popular if it is done right!
Trying to make some extra money doing what I love, I looked into writing a book. My goal was to find a topic that would interest other artists, specifically artists in the process of developing their style as well as artists who have been in the game for years but may not be aware of certain aspects of the business. I called it The Insider’s Guide to Making Money Selling Art.
‘Making money’ means different things to different people. For me it simply means being able to pay the bills and invest in new projects and materials. The book is based on my own experiences, but also on conversations with successful artists and art professionals, as well as years of observation.
I had an interesting experience writing this book. A few weeks after I started working on it, I was diagnosed with cancer. Some people think that if they are going through something difficult they will automatically use their situation to write about it. I was too distracted by my illness and my fear and pain to think about writing a book or blog for most of 2010, although I continued painting through it all.
The emotional toll the cancer took on me made me feel like a completely different person from the writer who started this blog in 2008 and wrote the first draft of the book in 2009. Where was