What if they sell me a fake or a copy?
Is it a hoax?
What if it’s not what I’m expecting?
In the art collecting community, 71% said that they have successfully purchased online art in some form.
Online shopping is the preferred way to shop by the vast majority. To buy art online has been hailed the answer to the prayers of hindered artists, and a blessing to art collectors everywhere.
True, you will not be able to see the art in person unless you are willing to travel to where the artist lives. However that has never stopped the millions of people who use E-bay, and other online markets, to buy what they want from a generally unknown source. What helps in the case of art is the support from art experts who guarantee the artworks and vouch for the credentials of the artist. This would be the equivalent of an E-bay vendor feedback rating. If you don’t like the artwork you have bought, there is usually a return policy, so you should be careful to send it back in the allotted number of days.
Why buy art online?
What are some of the advantages to buying art online rather than in a gallery or shop? Let the following enlighten you:
You can conveniently and economically collect art from your sofa. No longer do collectors come in the form of old money pedigree families, complete with overwhelmingly grand exhibition halls. Now your interest as the humble art-lover can be cultivated too, opening the spectrum of players to all—not just to all who can afford it. Now you can see a larger amount of art practically immortalized on the internet. This ease of finding art will allow you to choose the art that infatuates you, not just the art that is affordable and “not bad” to look at.
Enjoy a greater range of art online. The galleries can pick and choose the work they display, but what they display may not always be to your taste and may not include the poor artist’s work who is living out of the gallery’s reach. At the same time as supporting struggling artists, you also have the flexibility to buy art online from practically anywhere in the world, so you can match your particular style and taste in minutes.
The price is on display. Usually in galleries it is not easy to see how much a work of art costs. A good rule of thumb is, if you can not see the price then it is probably out of your price range. This does not happen with online art. They want to sell their art at a reasonable price as they now have a larger audience and probably greater sales. You are also not having to pay 25 to 50 percent inflation to line the pockets of the galleries and shops displaying the work. This raises the price of a $500 painting up to $750. Do not pay exorbitant prices to add color and beauty to your walls. Buy art online and get high quality works at the lowest cost available.
Everyone loves it when their costumer service is passionate about the product and willing to help. It also helps if they are knowledgeable about the product at hand. This is the case when you buy art online. The independent artist is listing and selling the art for themselves so they are available to offer you as little or as many insights on their original artwork as you wish, giving you an experience that is seldom had in the galleries of bricks and mortar.
You won’t get a pressuring sales pitch. No one will be watching over your shoulder as you are browsing art in your pajamas. You can eat, drink and be as loud as you want to be. You can put classical music on in the background, have a glass of wine in hand and browse in a very high brow, civilized manner, or you can put the TV on while you are surfing the online art shops. However you want to do it, no one will be hovering over you like their life depends on the commission from your purchase. Just the right environment to get the imagination flowing and to sink into the world of art.
It’s easier to design the interior of your house when you can see the exact dimensions of the artwork you need. When you find one that whets your appetite, just bring your laptop or tablet to the desired space and get a real idea of what the artwork will look like decorating that particular space. It may be the eye-opener you need to make a yay or nay decision.
When it comes to art, the more variety the better. Browse online and be opened up to the art of the whole world. Prepare to see a style or an artist that you have never seen before and fall in love today.