Typically speaking, Modern Art can be dated from anywhere between 1860 through to the 1970’s. It stems from a reaction within the art community who began to move away the school of realistic representation toward the more experimental. This is the era of Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol, and Jackson Pollock.
This was an incredibly important movement as these styles changed the way art would be understood forever. Some of the works from this time have become astronomically valuable because of it.
However, since many pieces were so strange, some people are only now discovering what they have and want to know what to do next and how to find good buyers of modern art.
I always chuckle a little when I think of the woman who bought a painting for $5 dollars at a garage sale because it looked funky only to have someone later point out that it looked an awful lot like a Pollock – she ended up getting offers for it upwards of 9 million dollars!
I’ve been buying and selling Modern Art for well over 20 years and have become one of the top modern art dealers in Florida. In this time I’ve seen the market change in dramatic ways. Being able to get an evaluation online is probably the greatest convenience that collectors have gained ever.
Where to sell your modern art
Today I’m going to talk about how to get your art appraised by a professional modern art buyer and where to sell your modern art online, depending on whether you are a serious collector or simply have a piece you’d like to sell.
Build an online gallery:
For those looking to make more of a serious effort over it, many people prefer to seek out online galleries so that they can deal directly and more personally with the owner. Make sure your website or blog is intuitive and clearly laid out. People want to see your portfolio, learn about the pieces, and be able to contact you. An easy and safe e-commerce solution like PayPal is a great way to make payments secure for both parties.
Online Auction Houses:
If you simply have a piece or two and you want the buyers to come to you, auction houses like eBay, ArtNet, and Sotheby’s are an excellent way to see how much you can get for your art. Auctions do, however, run the risk that it will sell for less than it’s worth.
Contact a Private Dealer:
Many modern art dealers, like myself, will offer a complimentary appraisal of your art. This can be tremendously helpful. You want to make sure that you choose a dealer who is very knowledgeable and sincere.
It can be a wonderfully enlightening experience going through the process of learning about your piece, but the range between $1000 and $10,000,000 is not something you want to take lightly.
Remember the convenience I spoke of earlier? That means that you can have your art appraised by 2 or 3 different experts at the same time, and all from the comfort of your own home. Don’t be pushed into a sale. Take your time and feel comfortable about your decision.
I hope this was a good starting point for your journey. I love to hear from my readers and am always happy to provide more specific advice and tips. Feel free to e-mail me any time with your questions.
If you are also looking to sell modern art, we are interested in buying the ones which have the likes of antique art shown in the picture above, please contact us at 941 373 1234.