Well, I am starting to think that if you can't beat'em, join'em. I have seen so many prints on canvas (Giclees) in home decor stores that are along the same style of artwork as mine, only they are selling for a fraction of the price and done with mocked up texture. Does the average home owner really care if they have an original piece of artwork? I think not, nor can they afford it. There seems to be such a disconnect between artist and the purchasing public. I am not the type of artists that pops out artwork quickly, a lot of time and consideration goes into each piece. It is heart breaking to let original works go for less than what they are valued to me. And when a painting IS sold, it is gone from me forever. All that labour over a piece, never really to be achieved in that same way again. This has all got me thinking that it would be so much easier and equitable to sell out to the large companies and join the hords of art on home decor store walls, provided of course that I am accepted.
I am curious how one goes about getting their artwork sold into this end of the art industry.Do you need an agent? Do you have to be a big name artist? Can you be so bold as to just submit directly to the manufacturer?etc..... Does anyone have any information on this?