I have always wandered at what price an artists believes can be put on his or her art, to sale to clients or collectors, and what does it take to get you noticed by the ones who are aiding in this endeavor. The reason I ask is when I was in Florida I went to Clyde Butchers Gallery in the Everglades and visited other galleries in Key West, don’t get me wrong some of the art I witnessed was truly amazing, but the price tag on some of the work was incredible.
In Clyde Butchers shop alone I saw large prints upwards to 9,000.00 dollars and other images slightly below these prices, his work is truly fantastic and maybe I am a little jealous, but what constitutes pricing like this. Is this one of those whatever the market will give, and what formula would you use to come up with that price tag? And it was just the same in Key West, even though I didn’t witness any single price as high as I did at Butchers, still many works were incredible high priced.
How exclusive is this club when it comes to art, and do you have to sell your soul or know somebody in the business to get a break, or maybe just go out and make your own breaks and someday reap the same benefits some of these artist have been. And then again maybe that is what the market will bare and I might just be whining a little bit. I am just a little curious as to what you all have to say, because to be quite honest, I have seen a few artist in the blogging world thru this site that I think are able to produce the same type of quality of work as I saw in some of the high priced galleries on my trip.