After you've established a price range that is suitable for you, it's the time to conduct market research. There are a variety of art markets accessible on the internet.
Prices that are published to provide an idea of what you can afford. Artwork Archive’s Discovery platform, Artsy or Artspace can all be viewed.
1stDibs Platform as well as a myriad of other choices are only a few.
Don't: Ask for an offensive discount or try to cut off the gallery
You are allowed to bargain prices up to a point.
Discounts that is 20% or more is generally reserved for major collectors or museums. Excessive haggling could reflect badly on your character and could result in a "do."
You should not list your methods on the "not to sell" list if they seem offensive or rude.
Don't attempt to evade a gallery by purchasing directly from the artist that they represent. This places the artist in a challenging situation.
Your professional relationship may be in danger. This could also affect your capacity and credibility to purchase works from dealers.
Do: Request a condition report
It doesn’t matter whether you are buying directly from an artist or an auction house gallery, it is common to request a condition statement for artworks you are considering.