What Are Art Dealers
One must be aware of what art truly is in order to be an art dealer. He must also know how to properly innovate and make outstanding ideas. Art dealers often coordinate with each other and most of the time view, critic, and keep themselves busy appreciating art and loving their work.
In the world of professions, an art dealer is just like management staff or marketing employees that are equipped with skills, tolerance, craftiness, and most of all, a passion for colors and different forms of art. Selling paintings is more difficult now compared before. It’s very expensive, because you will be paying both the art and the one who made it.
People who have bachelor’s, master’s, and/or doctor’s degree must consider themselves engaging into this profession especially when they are good at communicating, are equipped about business, know how to read and write, have the ability to make attractive artwork, know how to handle gallery work, and have the passion for art.
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. Aside from skills, these professionals must be aware of the various genres of art, how the market works, the value of money for old and new artists, be involved in current matters, and obtain contacts with their co-dealers for achievements and transactions. Payment must not be something to think about a lot because establishing on a profession is not easy, even with the highest degree.
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. Many art dealers who start out independently are financially prepared through savings or loans to put up with them until they stabilize their business. One reason why they do this is because the profession is unpredictable and the market may sometimes be unstable with long working hours.
Just like every occupation, there are always disadvantages in being an art dealer. 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. In this case, it is up to you what to do when you are faced with challenges like this. It will be a success though, for people who are determined to the profession and for those who love their jobs.