EBAY

The ebay phenomenon as it is commonly called has opened up a whole new market for buyers of art but it has also allowed plenty of fakes and scams on the market as well. Ebay can be good for collectors who are looking for very specific items but it is not really a good place for art investors to purchase unless you are an art expert and even then extreme caution needs to be exercised.

There are no regulations or safeguards on sites such as ebay to prevent you from buying a fake or misrepresented artwork so there are plenty of unscrupulous people who will try to take advantage of you.

One of the traps that many people fall into is the lure of the signature. Some people have the idea that just because something has an artists signature on it that it is worth a lot of money but signatures can easily be faked. Another fallacy is that any art work with a famous artists signature is going to be a great investment. The fact is that a bad work by any artist no matter how famous they are is always going to be a bad work in the eyes of the market and the value is always going to reflect that.

The lack of regulation on the internet has also allowed some people to produce certificates of authenticity for works when they do not have the relevant information of authority to do so. When purchasing an artwork you should always get a certificate of authenticity from a reputable, reliable source that is qualified to provide a certificate of authenticity to confirm that you are getting what you paid for.

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34% Art > Paintings > Contemporary (1950-Now) > American
9% Art > Self-Representing Artists
7% Art > Paintings > Modern (1900-49) > American
7% Art > Paintings > Contemporary (1950-Now) > Other
5% Art > Paintings > Contemporary (1950-Now) > European
4% Art > Paintings > Modern (1900-49) > European
4% Art > Paintings > Antique (Pre-1900) > European
3% Art > Paintings > Antique (Pre-1900) > American
1% Art > Folk Art
1% Antiques > Asian Antiques > Chinese > Paintings, Scrolls
1% Art > Paintings > Contemporary (1950-Now) > Latin American

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recommended EBAY
Painting
53%
PAINTING
32%
Oil
16%
painting
14%
ART
10%
Original
10%
ORIGINAL
8%
OIL
8%
Art
7%
of
7%
by
6%
Chinese
6%
NR
5%
Vintage
4%
Antique
4%
OF
4%
Scroll
4%
on
3%
art
3%
Abstract
3%
Old
3%
ABSTRACT
2%
P
2%
Signed
2%
Japanese
2%
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