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If you shoot too high and miss, there is no soft place to land. Those collecting your work who have paid on the high end, would be understandably upset seeing a 'fire sale' price on subsequent paintings. (Gaye Adams)

Buy old masters. They fetch a higher price than old mistresses. (Lord Beaverbrook)

Whatever system of pricing you use, you should always be consistent. Why would you want to undersell your gallery? Why would a gallery want to represent you if you are in competition with them for sales? (Eleanor Blair)

After the sweetness of low price is gone, only the bitterness of poor quality remains. (Tom Brennan)

Price is what you pay. Value is what you get. (Warren Buffett)

Patrons certainly expect to pay less when they buy directly from the Artist rather than from a Gallery with all of its attendant extra costs. This of course tends to upset the Gallery owners... (Roger Cummiskey)

Much of the art pricing has a lot in common with the pile of manure behind my neighbor's horse barn. I am a flower gardener so the stuff has value to me. If it's refined and packaged well it might bring $5 a bag. Someone might claim it had mystical powers and sell it for a hundred bucks a scoop and someone might pay it. I'm not fooled. That's about the level of science I see in art pricing. (Paul deMarrais)

The general public has little concept of the true value of art, so it is our job to educate them by putting a fair price on our work. If I put a rock bottom price on my items, I then contribute to a public opinion of what this type of artwork is worth. (Vernon DePauw)

An artist's work is always about integrity and reputation... NEVER reduce your prices, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER! (John Ferrie)

The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold - a 1787 Chateau Lafite Bordeaux, supposedly once the property of Thomas Jefferson... It was sold at Christie's in London in 1985 for $156,000.00. Like a lot of high-priced art, the bottle is essentially undrinkable. (Robert Genn)

A high price may be part of the mystique in selling difficult art. (Robert Genn)

Prices need to be fair, appropriate and consistent. (Robert Genn)

Paintings are investments. Of course my collectors would be upset with 50% off sales. (Joy Gush)

Art is like other markets - when prices drop in antiques, don't they drop for art? (Margaret Henkels)

When we artists figure out this pricing of art, we are halfway there. (Dar Hosta)

I painted her [Dixit] there in Connaught Square, sitting on the horse. People were hanging off the trees! They had to call the police! I doubled the price of the paintings. (Maqbool Fida Husain)

I own a small gallery and it is not always easy to inspire or suggest to artists that a wider range of sizes (prices) in their work would do wonders for their sales... so that each customer can afford to take home a piece of art from their favourite artist. (Jeri-Lynn Ing)

Considering the amount of work I put into each piece, the amount I need to make from it is pretty high. I won't sell for less... but that means I rarely sell. (Paul Kane)

I am a famous artist. I make millions. But I frequently see debut shows of unknown artists with prices that are double of mine... what they're really doing is barely getting by and helping me sell 1,000 paintings a year effortlessly, because they make my paintings look like such a bargain. Thank you to all the egotistical art students! (Mark Kostabi)

The real value of art is not always revealed by the price set upon it. (Jeffrey Loria)

I was very embarrassed when my canvases began to fetch high prices. I saw myself condemned to a future of nothing but Masterpieces. (Henri Matisse)

Since rejection at the Salon, and despite my extremely modest prices, dealers and art lovers are turning their backs on me. It is, above all, very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value. (Claude Monet)

So... let's see, to price a piece, divide square root of Phi times the size of the canvas in length and width, kind of like this: 11 x 14 x Phi x 2X = price. Yes? No? (Valerie Norberry)

The difficulty is pricing the work so the viewer can measure its value and consider the purchase. (Ed Pointer)

A country where flowers are priced so as to make them a luxury has yet to learn the first principles of civilization. (Chinese proverb)

Sex is like art. Most of it is pretty bad, and the good stuff is out of your price range. (Scott Roeben)

Look, it's my misery that I have to paint this kind of painting, it's your misery that you have to love it, and the price of the misery is thirteen hundred and fifty dollars. (Mark Rothko)

Everything goes up in price every year so it is important to cover inflation, but also I feel I paint a little better every year. (Pamela Simpson)

Pricing has nothing to do with quality, skill, supply or demand. It has to do with marketing and with what wealthy collectors perceive to be return on investment. (Judy Singer)

It takes a long time and great expense to build up the name of an artist and if one of his paintings suddenly appears at a low price, at an exhibition especially, then the build-up may be endangered. (Max Stern)

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it. (Henry David Thoreau)

I think I can say, and say with pride, that we have some legislatures that bring higher prices than any in the world. (Mark Twain)

The retail price should be the same no matter where the piece is sold, or how much a gallery percentage is. (Ron Ukrainetz)

If you look like a starving artist, you'll be one. If you want to command high prices, then dress as though you can afford the finer things in life. (Coulter Watt)

The price we sell things for is not important. What is important is we sell art that has to be replaced. You become good in art by doing art. The more you sell, the more you must produce. (Jack White)

The mind of a the thoroughly well-informed man is a dreadful thing. It is like a bric-a-brac shop, all monsters and dust, with everything priced above its proper value. (Oscar Wilde)

What I 'charge' today has nothing to do with yesterday or tomorrow. It has to do with 'now'! (David Wayne Wilson)


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