December 19, 2002: The picks just keep on coming, Art Picks from eBay, that is. Check out today's pick-- Art Picks from eBay: Number 14.
December 13, 2002: Artbusiness.com's article about selling used and rare books online has been updated. Booksellers and book buyers, please visit Alibris Raises Angst Among Booksellers, Abebooks Joins In.
December 1, 2002: As an artist, pricing your art wisely can be the difference selling well and selling nothing. Pricing Your Art: Making Fine Line Price Distinctions is designed to help artists set sensible prices and then raise or lower them according personal career accomplishments and outside art market forces.
November 29, 2002: Bernard Ewell, ASA calls Alan Bamberger's book, THE ART OF BUYING ART "the very best book on the subject ever published" in a review in the current issue of Personal Property Journal, the trade publication of the American Society of Appraisers. Bernard Ewell, senior member of the American Society of Appraisers, teaches, lectures and writes about how to appraise art, and is an expert on the works of Salvador Dali. The American Society of Appraisers is the most esteemed appraiser organization in the country.
November 24, 2002: In the never ending quest to educate art buyers about how to read and interpret online auction sellers' descriptions, and buy art intelligently at online auctions, Artbusiness.com presents Art Picks from eBay: Number 13.
November 15, 2002: Dollar values must be placed on art in a variety of legal situations including those involving art that is donated for tax purposes, inherited, damaged, destroyed, stolen, lost, insured, or proved to be fake or otherwise misrepresented. Art Law: Aspects of Appraisal and Valuation for Legal Reasons will help you understand how art and money interract when values must be formally assessed and declared.
November 6, 2002: The review has been posted for the two-volume auction record compendium, Art Sales Index, 34th Annual Edition, 2001/2002 Season.
November 4, 2002: Art Sales Index, 34th Annual Edition, 2001/2002 Season is now available and will be reviewed here shortly. The two-volume set contains approximately 145,000 auction price results for works of art by over 41,000 artists. $195. Available from Art Sales Index Ltd.
November 1, 2002: Now that Halloween is history and the Holiday shopping season is upon us, check out Artbusiness.com's review of the 2003/2004 edition of Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide. Davenport's is the perfect stocking stuffer for that art dealer, researcher, librarian, collector, or runner-arounder on your gift list.
October 25, 2002: Artbusiness.com has received the 2003/2004 edition of Davenport's Art Reference and Price Guide and will review it shortly. The 2112 page book contains brief biographical and price information for over 240,000 artists, 15,000 more than the previous edition. Davenport's has a reputation for being the best artist reference of it's kind and this edition appears to uphold that tradition. $199. Available from Gordon's Art Reference.
October 23, 2002: A gallery owner writes about an artist who put on an unexpected and controversial performance in the gallery during his show's opening, and wonders whether allowing the performance to proceed was a good idea. Find out the answer by reading When an Artist Acts Without a Gallery's Consent.
October 9, 2002: Read Artbusiness.com reviews for retail print price references Lawrence's Dealer Print Prices, 2002, Book and CD-ROM.
September 28, 2002: Artbusiness.com has received Lawrence's Dealer Print Prices, 2002 which will soon be reviewed in the art reference book section of the website. The 1056 page book contains over 30,000 retail print prices compiled from print dealer catalogues issued worldwide during 2001. Lawrence's is the only source of retail print prices (or retail art prices of any type) available on the market today. A CD-ROM version is also available. Price: $175. Available from Gordon's Art Reference.
September 20, 2002: Alan Bamberger is quoted in the September issue of ARTnews in "Don't Waste the Deduction," an article about donating art by Eileen Kinsella.
September 12, 2002: Check out the latest in wide-format digital printers (giclee printers), as shown at Seybold Seminars San Francisco 2002, as well as new developments, techniques, and tips for digital artists in Giclee Update 2002/3.
September 4, 2002: New reviews are now posted for Art Price Annual & Falk's Art Price Index, 2002 and artprice.com Fine Art, January 1987-March 2002, 2 CD-ROM Set at Art Price CD-ROMs and Book from Artprice.com.
August 18, 2002: Suppose you're thinking about buying a work of art and, when you ask the price, the seller tells you he has an appraisal. How to Analyze an Art Appraisal gives you basic pointers about what that appraisal means and how accurate an indicator it is of what you should pay for the art.
August 15, 2002: New art reference book and CD-ROM arrivals soon to be reviewed-- Art Price Annual & Falk's Art Price Index, 2002 contains over 170,000 entries of works of art by 59,000 artists sold at 5,200 auctions internationally during the past year; artprice.com Fine Art, January 1987-March 2002, 2 CD-ROM Set contains 15 years and 2,900,000 fine art auction auction records. Both are superior art price references. The book sells for $119 and is available from Dealer's Choice Books. The CD-ROM set sells for $449 with annual updates for $145. Available in America from Sound View Press Books or internationally from artprice.com.
August 7, 2002: Librarians, book dealers, and book collectors should check out our recent updates at Problems With Online Bookseller Alibris. Alibris continues to employ questionable tactics in order to extract as many fees from as many buyers and sellers as it possibly can.
August 5, 2002: Read the latest installment in the educational series, Art Picks From eBay. If you're not an experienced art buyer, know up front that bidding and buying at online auctions is high risk and hazardous to your wallet.
August 4, 2002: ArtBusiness.com welcomes Ariane Goodwin, Ed.D., specialist in helping artists to write their artist statements, who has contributed an article entitled Writing Your Artist Statement.
July 25, 2002: ArtBusiness.com was in attendance at photo san francisco 2002 tonite and we've got the story and pics to prove it. Read what we did and see what we saw at photo san francisco 2002 Opening Night.
July 19, 2002: How do you as an artist price your art? Hopefully, you price it at dollar amounts that will generate adequate sales for you to sustain your career as an artist. More About Pricing Your Art continues the ongoing dialogue about that that ever-so-difficult task of deciding how much your art is worth.
July 5, 2002: Hope you all had a happy and fun Fourth!! And now back to the art business. Learn about consigning art for sale as opposed to selling it outright by reading Art Market Tips for Consigning Art.
June 29, 2002: Yes everyone.... it's time for another exciting episode of your favorite ArtBusiness.com series, Art Picks From eBay. Always remember that unless you have years of experience buying art independent of dealers, be extremely careful buying art at online auctions, flea markets, estate sales, transient one-shot auctions, and other non-traditional art venues. They're extremely risky places to shop.
June 18, 2002: Many artists try selling their art at online auctions like eBay with little or no success. Online artist collectives now exist to improve artists' chances of successfully auctioning their art online. Find out what these collectives are and how they work by reading Online Artist Collectives Auction Art on eBay.
June 4, 2002: Having an art opening at a gallery is alway a momentous occasion. Tips for Successful Art Openings will help you design and publicize your opening in order to maximize your sales and exposure within the art community.
May 23, 2002: Art price reference reviews have been posted for Gordon's Print Price Annual, 2002 book, Gordon's Print Price Annual, 2002-1986, 2 CD-ROM Set, the Art Sales Index Ltd. 2002 art price CD-ROM, and the Art Sales Index Ltd. online art price database. Get your piping hot art price information at Gordon's Print Prices, Art Sales Index Art Prices.
May 21, 2002: You asked for it, so here it is. By popular request, ArtBusiness.com presents the latest installment in the hit series Art Picks From eBay.
May 20, 2002: New art reference book and CD-ROM soon to be reviewed-- Gordon's Print Price Annual, 2002 contains over 50,000 entries of prints sold at auctions internationally during the past year; Gordon's Print Price Annual, 2002-1986, 2 CD-ROM Set contains 16 years and nearly 650,000 fine print auction records. Both are the best print price references available. The book sells for $245 and the CD-ROM sells for $595 with annual updates for $295. Available from Gordon's Art Reference.
May 12, 2002: The fifteenth annual Los Angeles Modernism Show, held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, ended today. Artbusiness.com previewed the event on Friday evening, May 10 and we've got pics a quickie review to prove it. Read all about it at Los Angeles Modernism Show, 2002.
May 8, 2002: Are you having a studio sale or participating in an open studios event sometime soon? Learn how to max out your sales by reading Make Open Studios Work for You.
May 7, 2002: The new Art Sales Index Ltd. art price CD-ROM is now available and will be reviewed shortly. It contains 1,400,000 auction price records for 155,000 artists (initial purchase is $375; annual updates are $135). Also to be reviewed will be the Art Sales Index Ltd. online database which consists of 2,500,000 auction price records for 200,000 artists covering a fifty years of sales. For further information, visit the Art Sales Index website.
ArtPrice.com is offering a special $69 introductory subscription to use their online database which consists of 3,000,000 auction price records for 270,000 artists. The subscription is good for either three months or 1,000 data units, which ever comes first. For more information, visit the ArtPrice.com website.
May 5, 2002: A unique arts event in San Francisco proves that artists can organize at grassroots levels and work for the betterment of their community. Find out how they do it by reading San Francisco Expo for the Artist and Musician, 2002.
April 27, 2002: Many works of art come with certificates of authenticity. These certificates can be as good as gold or they can be worthless. To find out more, read Is Your Certificate of Authenticity Worth the Paper It's Printed On?
April 17, 2002: Read our latest book reviews posted for the two-volume Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors, & Engravers, Colonial to 2002, Gordon's Photography Prices, 2002-1970 CD-ROM and Gordon's Photography Price Annual, 2002.
April 15, 2002: Alan Bamberger appeared live and talked about the art business on The Midday Show, KRON-TV, Channel 4, San Francisco.
April 9, 2002: Read new book reviews posted for three terrific art references from Marquis Who's Who and National Register Publishing, Who's Who in American Art, Official Museum Directory, and American Art Directory.
April 4, 2002: An artist writes asking for help locating an agent and/or selling his art online. See what artbusiness.com has to say by reading Find the Right Agent or Website for Your Art.
April 3, 2002: More art reference books slated for review-- The Official Museum Directory, 2002 contains essential information for over 8,200 American museums in 87 different categories including thousands of personnel contacts, websites, and fax numbers. It's an invaluable research tool for virtually every type of antique, collectible, work of art, and artifact that exists. $289.99. Available from Marquis Who's Who and National Register Publishing.
The American Art Directory, 2001/2002 is a premier resource for basic information about American and Canadian arts organizations, art schools, art magazines, art editors and critics, state arts councils, and much much more. $275. Available from Marquis Who's Who and National Register Publishing.
Who's Who in American Art, 2001/2002 is the best quick source of biographical information on over 12,000 living artists, critics, curators, collectors, and anyone else who's anyone in American visual art. $275. Available from Marquis Who's Who and National Register Publishing.
Biographical Encyclopedia of American Painters, Sculptors, & Engravers, Colonial to 2002 contains updated biographical information on 27,000 artists of all time periods including 5,000 living artists and a signature directory with over 1,000 examples never before published. $199. Available from Dealers Choice Books.
April 2, 2002: Photography price references received to be reviewed shortly-- Gordon's Photography Prices, 2002-1970 CD-ROM with over 136,000 price results of photographs selling at auction, and Gordon's Photography Price Annual, 2002, 625 page hardbound book with over 12,000 worldwide auction results for the 2001 auction year. Best photography price references on the market. Initial CD-ROM subscription: $595; subsequent annual updates are $195. Hardcopy 2002 compendium: $145. Available from Gordon's Art Reference.
March 31, 2002: Alan Bamberger was quoted in the March 30 issue of the San Francisco Chronicle article What is it? What is it worth?
March 26, 2002: Now available! Years in the making! THE ART OF BUYING ART! Published by Gordon's Art Reference, this 263 page book answers all of your art questions including how to spot fakes, assess damage, tell reproductions from originals, price art, find out about artists, and much much more. CLICK HERE TO READ A CHAPTER-BY-CHAPTER SYNOPSIS OF THE ART OF BUYING ART.
March 19, 2002: Do you own any original architects' drawings or blueprints? Read How to Price and Value Architectural Drawings to find out how much they're worth.
March 10, 2002: An artist writes artbusiness.com wondering whether he can paint landscapes from photographs downloaded off of the Internet without infringing on the copyrights of the photographers. artbusiness.com provides the answer in Borrowing Ideas From Other Artists: How Far Can You Go?
March 2, 2002: Today's installment in our Art Picks From eBay series shows how experienced bidders respond to descriptions and conclusions that sellers sometimes make in their item descriptions. As always, know what you're bidding on BEFORE you bid at an online auction. If you're even the tiniest bit unsure, DON'T BID.
February 27, 2002: Being an artist is not easy. Conceiving of and making art is tough enough; selling it for decent prices is even tougher. Consequently, artists get frustrated from from time to time and vent their feelings. Find out artbusiness.com's typical response and words of encouragement to frustrated artists by reading I Can't Sell Art Because I'm Not Dead and the Media Are Idiots.
February 14, 2002: First things first-- Happy Valentine's Day art lovers. Did you know that monopolies exist in the art business? Find out what they are and how to approach them by reading Art Dealer Monopolies.
February 4, 2002: Review posted for the Franklin and James Decade Review of American Artists at Auction, 2001, 4th Edition. It has 1400 pages and 100,000 price records for American works of art sold at 38 American auction houses from May 1991 through May 2001 and is a superior quick price reference for American artists.
February 2, 2002: Having trouble selling your art? Help yourself to a tasty plate of artbusiness.com's Tips on How to Sell Art and serve it up to potential buyers as you see fit.
January 30, 2002: Alan Bamberger and artbusiness.com were quoted in the Guardian Unlimited, one of Great Britain's largest newspapers. To find out more, read the main article, How to buy: contemporary art, and the list of art collecting resources, What else do I need to know?.
January 18, 2002: We attended the gala opening of the fourth annual San Francisco International Art Exposition last night and hob nobbed with the nobs. Read all about our latest fine art adventures and see the pics at San Francisco International Art Exposition 4, Opening Night. (You know you've arrived when the show's producers, the nice people at Thomas Blackman Associates, Inc. of Chicago, throw in a complimentary valet parking pass.)
January 16, 2002: All artists want their art to endure and increase in significance with the passage of time. Improve the odds of this happening to your art by reading Why Artists Should Watch Antiques Roadshow and then watch an episode or two.
January 12, 2002: We've got the new Franklin and James Decade Review of American Artists at Auction, 2001, 4th Edition and will be reviewing it shortly. Briefly, its 1400 pages and 100,000 price records of American works of art sold at 38 American auction houses from May 1991 through May 2001 make it a superior quick price reference for American artists. $125. Available from Franklin & James Publishing, 55 S. Ireland Blvd., Mansfield, OH 44906. Call 419.529.6899 or 614.274.5012. Fax 419.529.4036. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 9, 2002: We all know that art has value, but how about artist letters, papers, photographs of artists, and other manuscript materials relating to an artist's life and career? Well, they have value too, and sometimes lots. Find out how much and why by reading the latest ArtBusiness.com article for collectors.
January 6, 2002: Today's installment in our Art Picks From eBay series shows how experienced bidders react to opinions, qualitative remarks, and conclusions that sellers sometimes make in their item descriptions. As always, know what you're bidding on BEFORE you bid at an online auction.