Information on the secondary market for prints


When you, a collector, seek to resell your print you become involved in what is called the "secondary market." To find another collector who wants your print, thanks to the Internet, you can auction your print through one of the online auction companies at a low cost. If your print is valuable enough, one of the bricks-and-mortar auction houses may take it for consignment. There are two further strategies which will lead you to art dealers who buy prints. The first approach is to contact the retail gallery that first sold the print or another gallery that sells similar prints. Ask the gallery for referrals to dealers that buy prints similar to yours. The second approach is to use a search engine on the Internet. Type in the name of the artist followed by "secondary market" and see what the search engine retrieves. You may find sources for further inquiry.


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