On professional sites, you will find on the page of all the works a presentation of the artist's career and biography, which will tell you more about his intentions. The emotion is important in front of a work, but to understand the approach of its author can bring you a complementary lighting.
Take the time to look at the other works of the artist available on the site for the expensive art , it will strengthen your understanding of his approach, and may lead you to find another of his works, who knows, who will respond even more to what you look for.
Set a budget
It is true that buying a work of art can be a favorite, and it is not forbidden to make a little foolishness. But we invite you to set yourself at least at the beginning a maximum budget that you grant for your purchase, especially if it is the first. Then add this amount in the Professionals search filters, to have proposals of works online with this budget.
Do you have a limited budget? Know that it is not crippling. On Professionals, we find original works from a few hundred and thousands of dollars. Photographs, drawings, prints, prints or lithographs are also a good way to buy without breaking the bank. The icing on the cake: on Professionals, transport costs are offered for metropolitan.
Is the work at the right price?
The art market is experiencing price swings that can be delusional, going as far as millions of excesses. The question of the price of art is obviously important, and is not necessarily easy to grasp. On Professionals, we offer exclusively artists who are early or mid-career, selected for their potential. And therefore, the prices they offer are quite reasonable.
In any case, be aware that all the prices of the works proposed on Professionals have been validated by our experts in the art world, and that you can be sure that you will pay them at the right price. If talent is neither quantifiable nor measurable, the price of a work is calculated on the basis of objective criteria. These criteria generally take into account the size of the work; the technique used the oil being the most expensive, the required work time and the artist's rating which can increase the cost of his work exponentially. Find on this subject our advice on what makes the potential for evolution of the rating of an artist.
Ask professionals for advice
Professional team of artistic advisors is at your disposal and at your disposal if you have any questions concerning a work, an artist, a price, or concerning the purchase terms and conditions. Again, buying a work is not an innocuous act, and we are here to support you in your decision.
Require a certificate of authenticity
A work of art must be original. It is the certificate of authenticity provided with the work during your purchase that will attest. Although not mandatory, we believe at Professionals that it is essential to provide it systematically for any purchase made on site.
Original work yes, but not always. There are indeed works of art, such as photographs or engravings, which can be printed in multiple copies. Each copy must nevertheless be numbered and signed by the hand of the artist. Also make sure that the number of copies is limited. In photography, for example, it is considered a work of art if the number of prints is limited to 30 copies.