All About Art Dealers
One must be aware of what art truly is in order to be an art dealer. He also innovates and is idealistic to properly perform well. 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.
An art dealer can be compared to marketing and management workers who are trained and skilled with a certain work, filled with willingness, patience, and determination for working with colors and art. Getting a painting sold is not as easy as it used to be. 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. Skills are not enough for a successful art dealer, they must also be updated of the genres of art, the monetary value of the earnings of both old and new dealers, recent meetings, must have other contacts of art dealers to look for other deals and business. Salary must not be a problem because it takes long to settle to a profession even with a 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. Many art dealers who start out independently are financially prepared through savings or loans to put up with them until they stabilize their business. 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.
Being in the profession of an art dealer also has drawbacks. Because the work may be unstable, customers may skew the deal or people may not be convinced in spending money for you as the artist or for your work. Possibilities like this will enable you to look for more things to do in life. But if you are sure of your decision and is willing to take a risk, then it sure is worth it.