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Ask a Gallerist: Why should I buy Original Art? Prints are cheaper.


There are questions many people have about art, but don't know who to ask. Gallery dealers are the perfect ones to ask. Today, we ask Martha Press; former owner of The Gallery on Lafayette in Trenton, NJ and The Farnsworth Gallery in Bordentown, NJ.

Our question this month is:

"Why should I buy original art? Prints are cheaper."

Martha says: " There is nothing like one of a kind original piece of art whether it be a painting or sculpture or pottery bowl. It was created from the imagination and skill of the artist. It is not a throw away piece. It can mark an occasion, resonate with the buyer, taking a person back home or promising a new journey. So often a patron would come in and tell me their spouse or parent or other had passed away and they would buy a painting almost like a memorial to them and the happiest occasions, a wedding, an anniversary, or birth of a child were all reasons patrons came back again and again. . Original work is so rich!"

Copyright 2016 Thom Reaves

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