The cost conundrums, pricing pickles, and value variables of selling your art

This is a really interesting discussion on pricing. Including the linked post from Carole Epp that got it rolling, it’s a fairly thorough consideration of what goes into pricing. It’s my least favorite part of the process, and it looks as if I’m not alone.


My friend and fellow blogger Carole Epp just vented a good rant on the difficulties of pricing pots. She kicks some butt and takes few prisoners. She has a beef or two for very good reasons: Its not always easy and its not always fair. I like what she has to say. You can read her post here:

This morning I wrote her an email response intended to be confidential between us, but somewhere along the way it turned into another bloated blog post. I sent it to her anyway, but will reprint it here (with minor additions). There are a few references to specific things she said in her rant, but you can probably get the gist if you just read what I’ve got to say. I still encourage folks to click the above link if you haven’t already seen the essay and read what she has to…

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One thought on “The cost conundrums, pricing pickles, and value variables of selling your art

  1. Good discussion. I’ve dipped in. The thing is it is the making of art that brings value to the artist. Serling the product of the experience is always cumbersome. The Picasso portrait sketch story — “…it took a lifetime!”, the Whistler legal battle I think we talked about once are useful to me, as is the fact that Vincent died poor and many of the greats were in and out of bankruptcy and riches. All had unfinished works, problem patrons, and lots of inventory. Better to make it for yourself and get it out the door. And negotiating is an art, too.

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