I had a chat with someone I’ve known for years earlier on. But he doesn’t know me in the guise of an Erotic Artist and was surprised to hear that’s what I am. Taken aback, but also intrigued and interested. Intrigued wiht my art, and interested to hear about my website. He said he’d take a look at it later on.
And he talked abit about art, and his interest in it. He’s a painter. A painter and decorator actuallly, but he likes art too. He mentioned that he sometimes does work for an interior designer, who had recently been asked to deorate the place he was doing up with some artwork. He was given an amount of Â£10,000 to spend, and went to London to find the art he wanted. He came back with a painting for Â£7,000 and four or five lesser pieces to fill the walls.
This little story interested me.
The subject of the art wasn’t mentioned.
And probably wasn’t of interest.
What was of interest, was the price tag. The Â£7,000. And the fact he had to go to London to get it.
That was the importance of the tale.
That the person in question could AFFORD a painting for Â£7,000. It was making a STATEMENT.
And the statement was “I’ve got money, I can afford to spend ALL of this on art, I have taste, I am refined, I am elegant, and I’m going to tell you about it, so that you KNOW!!!!”
I understand that statement. I understand that a buyer wants to do it. I know I have the standard of work. But maybe my paintings are too cheap…………….maybe I should put a zero at the end of all my artwork. Or………..maybe two!!! 🙂