What Are Art Dealers
In order to be an art dealer, one must know what the true meaning of art is. He must also know where to resort to, must have a creative mind, and must have full of ideas. Art dealers spend most of their time in galleries or other art places, not only to talk to other art dealers, but also to find more interesting stuff and ideas about 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. Getting a painting sold is not as easy as it used to be. One must pay both the art and the efforts 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.
Established art dealers were once mentored by previous ones where they were taught how to properly make art deals, assuring that what they earn is enough and that their customers are happy with their service. 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. Salary must not be a problem because it takes long to settle to a profession even with a degree.
It is important that the dealer must choose a specific genre, like expressionist, contemporary, or pop art, once he/she is already settled. In order to be well-known, the art dealer must be present in parties in order to be seen, also in public auctions, and art faire openings to gain more trust from people and attain more customers. Art dealers loan or make savings account to help the, build up their business and to make sure that they have the recourses to succeed. The main reason why they practice this is because the professions requires a lot of hours with uncertainty in its nature and the probability of having instability in the market.
Just like every occupation, there are always disadvantages in being an art dealer. Sometimes, you may now be able to convince people to invest in your work or because a deal may get crooked. More things are still at stake, so when things like this happen, at dealers must be prepared of what to resort to. It will be a success though, for people who are determined to the profession and for those who love their jobs.