Sometimes the idea of letting go of a fine piece of art can be a very daunting prospect. Owning one of the greats like JH Pierneef or Walter Battiss and having the responsibility of selling it, is enough to make anyone’s anxiety levels rise. But selling art need not be an intimidating experience. There are safe, convenient and easy ways to sell your art online that would remove all the worry from the process.
Advantages to selling art online:
- No limits – Your Maggie Laubser or Gregoire Boonzaire or any of the South African old Masters you might have up for sale, they won’t have to be influenced by opening and closing times of a store, for instance. You won’t be limited by the number of pieces you have up for sale either, since auctioneers and online art sellers tend to be a lot more lenient with sellers in this regard.
- No borders – You are in Johannesburg, but your customers are everywhere! Thanks to the far-reaching benefits of the internet, selling art online is the most convenient way to reach more people in very little time. Talk about expanding your target market…
- Convenient – It’s as easy as making contact with a reputable buyer. The entire process is usually managed from their side, leaving you with peace of mind that your fine art is in good hands.
- Getting cash for art shouldn’t be your driving factor in the process. That’s a bottom line that will happen anyway. It’s best to prioritize your safety by doing research into potential websites before making your final decision. Having your valuable Hugo Naude in the hands of a reputable buyer and seller is far better than risking such a valuable piece in the great unknown.
- Have your art professionally appraised before you begin. This way you will have an accurate idea of what it should go for, and will be able to spot chancers a mile away.
Selling fine art online can actually be a rather rewarding process when you go into it responsibly. It is by far the most convenient and expansive way to spread the love of art through the country even more.