Hey guys…how much do you know about the topic of reselling art? This book came my way and I have to say I am looking at the idea of selling art in a whole new way. Once, I had a dream, I really wanted to sell my own art. I had paintings on top of paintings, I used to enter into shows and do a few periodic booth rentals, but it’s a hack of a lot of work to set up and take down all of that stuff and at the end of the day not make a profit. I get that you’re probably not going to hit paydirt at every session, but it is definitely a lot harder than it looks to sell your art. I have sold a few paintings here and there in my lifetime, but I have a real admiration for people who can actually support themselves on their art. It must have taken a lot of gumption to get there….And should I add, geography, luck, and connections.
I’ve never entertained the idea of flipping art before….that’s right, just like houses! Anyone who is thinking art is not like real estate, stay with me here. Don’t underestimate the potential….If you have some exposure to the antiques and collectibles business, you may have an eye for discerning worthy works and getting a really good payout for them. If you do your homework, which this book by Rick Cheadle will tell you. you can learn to authenticate paintings like a pro, be wary of shady dealers, and maybe even pocket a fortune. A guide to fortuitous hunting grounds is laid out, including estate sales, auctions, and yes, even thrift stores. Links to various resources are also included in the appendix section.
So there you have it, another possible avenue to selling art that I had never thought of. Collectibles in general have always had some kind of hold on me, something I don’t talk about much on here regularly, but I tend to keep in the background. if you have ever thought about selling art but you’re like me and you just get a headache thinking about all that stuff like promoting, marketing, agents, etc.. This could be a flipping good avenue for you!