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How to determine gallery pricing for art prints?

Asked by PupnTaco (13772 points ) May 21st, 2008

I’m getting ready to show one of my pieces in a group gallery show. It’s my first time doing something like this and I have no idea how to price the piece. See http://www.davestolte.com for an idea of what I do – the print is a limited edition, one of one hundred. It’s a high-quality fine-art print on acid-free paper using archival inks. I’m framing & matting as well, in a nice simple black wood deep-set frame.

If location matters, I’m in Southern California but not Los Angeles.

Anyone with gallery experience have an idea of a ballpark price range?

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wildflower's avatar

I honestly don’t know what you should charge, but I just wanted to say I love your work! The characters are so endearing and it’s really well put together. Love the way it’s an obvious image, but with so much to discover in the details.
My personal favorite has to be Margarita

Good luck!

marinelife's avatar

Here are some data points: Linnea Pergola Hanni B Henry Miller
and Wyland

Since these prices are in an awfully wide range, I would get some input from the gallery.

PupnTaco's avatar

Thanks all!

benjamin6's avatar

unless the gallery demands a price, i would put “contact artist if interested in purchase” on the label. this way you can see what other artists in the show are pricing work. personally, i generally base my prices on 2 primary metrics: 1) time and effort i put into the work and 2) how much i like the work/would be sad to see it sell (i.e. the more i like the work, the higher the price).

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