Ensuring the Quality of the Artwork You Buy Through Online Auctions
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How can I be sure of the quality of the art that I buy online?
The quality of the artwork you buy through online auctions can vary considerably, but with a little savvy research, you can insure that you are purchasing quality artwork.
- First, make sure that you are using a reputable online auction site -- a simple check for proper address and phone information, as well as a Google search for site reviews should suffice.
- Secondly, check the history of the seller that you are using. A reputable seller will have pictures of the artwork, and have a long list of favorable reviews.
- Lastly, you should consider the source of the artwork itself. Most prints tend to have pretty even quality, no matter where they are produced.
If you are buying a reproduction piece from overseas, make sure that they work has received no damage during shipping.