Buying and Selling Art:
Real Advice and Tips from a Dealer and Collector

Siddhartha Shah
Original date: Thursday, December 10, 2009

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The "art world" carries with it a certain mystique that can be overwhelming, intimidating, and unwelcoming to some. For artists, the process of getting their work out in the public eye can often be a daunting process. While there is no easy way to attain success as an artist, there are certain tips that could help ease the stress of getting exposure. For those who love art and would like to bring more art into their lives, the process of acquiring work may be something they are not so familiar with—pricing, negotiating, investment value, etc. The intention of this presentation is to open the "art world" up to the public in a way that is accessible and easy to understand. As an art consultant, gallery director, and curator, Siddhartha V. Shah has worked extensively in various styles of visual art, with artists, students, and collectors. Join us as we unpack the mysterious world of buying and selling art, and learn how you can present your own artwork to the public or begin a personal art collection with simple advice from a professional in the field.

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