Most of the local galleries create at least 50-70% commission on anything they sell. The only way to avoid this 50-70% markup on all items of artwork such as Chinese artwork, military artwork, the artwork of Jesus, patriotic artwork, etc. is to buy directly from the artists themselves.
Keep in mind though that the artist will more than likely not sell a piece of art they are cheaper than it would cost them to sell it to an art gallery, but you still see a 50-70% reduction in price. You can also buy art prints online via www.londontradeart.co.uk/storeroom.
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That being said, if you buy directly from the artists themselves through an online art gallery, you can resell the art pieces with a price markup on your own online art gallery. An online art gallery that appears today as a place to buy and sell art.
This puts the ancient local art gallery out of business. With an online art gallery, the artwork is displayed throughout the world for everyone to see. With a local art gallery, your artwork is displayed only potential buyers locally where social factors and culture play a big part in the purchase decision.
Also in the online art gallery, you can buy a piece of art for the same cost of a local art gallery to get to by buying directly from the artists. You can resell the same piece of art in your own online art gallery for 30% -40% markup and have your competitors (local art gallery) beat by a long shot.