January 21, 2016  |  Fact  |  Share

A second problem lies in the fact that too many young artists are entering the market and charging prices that are too high. This is a trouble for all areas of fine art consumption. Even if their creations are striking, collectors and fans will become leery about buying. Yes, we are living in a modern, digitally active world, but the simple truth is that Native artists, like artists of all other ethnicities, have to pay their dues, and price modestly as they build their reputation for quality work.

Fact: If young people ask too high prices for their art too soon, they deprive buyers of the satisfaction that comes from supporting a young artist’s career rise. Or even worse, they turn off would-be buyers completely…

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