Art Auction Question

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Post by ewelinasaurus » Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:26 am

Last year in the corner there were some really impressive works that were part of the auction. I was thinking of including some pieces this year but I wanted to know about people's experiences with that in previous years.
I couldn't stick around to see the results but I'm curious how much of the work was sold. I was selling some originals at my table but people were only buying prints.

Is there interest in purchasing original work?

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Post by cwong617 » Sun Oct 03, 2010 4:33 am

Yes, would it be possible to do so, it would be a huge hit for the Art Room.

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Post by SailorAstera » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:26 pm

One of my drawings was bid up to $35 but then the seller never showed up so I ended up getting it back :(

In general I think people are more likely to bid on something they like in the show than buy directly at the table. It's something about not having to deal with the sale that seems to make them confident in making an offer I think
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Post by ewelinasaurus » Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:44 pm

Aw bummer about the person not coming back :(

That's a good point though. There's less pressure to make up your mind if you can linger around and stare at the picture without the artist sitting right there making puppy eyes at you xD Never really thought about that before.

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Post by mystcloud » Thu Oct 07, 2010 11:56 pm

while i've never put art in the auction at animeboston I have put it up in other cons and sold a few pieces that way, i had one go for $50 i think. If you do put artwork up it's always good to put a mat on it, makes it look a little nicer and doesn't cost as much as a frame.

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Post by okapirose » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:24 pm

Does anyone know where the money goes? Do we get it or does the money go to the charity?

No idea if I'm thinking of this con or another that does this @_@

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Post by SailorAstera » Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:05 pm

Afaik the artist who made the work gets the money minus some cut for the Art Show (maybe it was like 20% or something?).

But Anime Boston did have another auction/show that was for charity! I just remembered that I donated to that last year...
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Post by okapirose » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:33 pm

Okay thanks :D

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Post by look » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:53 pm

I always do well in otakons auctions. I tried AB's auction last year, one out of 3 pieces was sold. But the buyer was a friend and had always buy my stuffs before, so can't really use that to measure AB's auction sale.

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