All About Art Dealers
An art dealer understands the true meaning of art. He also innovates and is idealistic to properly perform well. 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 terms of profession, we may compare art dealers to people who work for management or marketing aspects in businesses, only with talent, endurance, and most of all, passion for expressing through colors and art. In order to get a painting sold, one must give more effort in selling unlike before. Buying paintings mean buying the hard art itself and the professional fee of the artist.
So, if you are the kind of person who got a degree, is interested in running a business, has been exposed to people that allowed you to communicate well, know how to write properly, is interested in doing art and motivated in engaging in it, has curatorial experiences, then this profession is most likely for you.
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. Besides the talent, art dealer should know about the different types and genres, how much the old and upcoming artists are paid, recent affairs in their professions, and must have connections and contacts with other art dealer and updates for new clients and sales. 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. Art dealers must make themselves visible in public events especially ones that involve art or galleries, to attract confidence from people, and therefore, clients. 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.
However, there are also drawbacks in being an art dealer. A customer can twist the deal, or being persuasive will not be enough to influence your potential customer to make a deal with you in financing an artwork. In this case, it is up to you what to do when you are faced with challenges like this. It will be worth it, however, for people who have the courage and will to push through.