Printmaking & pricing - how much to pay for a print?
Prints are available from £5-£5,000 or more, so how do you know what is a reasonable price to pay for a particular print?
There’s of course no single answer, and at the end of the day the price of an artwork is up to the artist (and maybe the gallery).
That said, there are a number of things that tend to make the work more or less expensive (note I am only thinking about work by living artists that you might come across at print fairs, art fairs or in galleries and I'm sure this isn't a comprehensive list!):
- Is it an original handmade work or a reproduction?
- How established or well known is the artist?
- Is the work for sale through a gallery......
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