Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol

Now Is the Time to Sell Art Online by These 5 Artists

Words by Jody Hume | 4.27.15
Consigning artwork can seem like parting ways with an old friend, but according to The RealReal’s Senior Curator, Brittany Gersh, now is the perfect time to sell art. “The global art market boasted a 7% increase in sales to $55 billion in 2014, and 2015 is shaping up to be even stronger,” says Gersh. “Our consignors receive a higher return on their investment by selling art through The RealReal than at auction.” Here, Gersh gives her top five picks for artists to consign with the best resale value.

1. Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso, Jeu de la Cape, 1961
Pablo Picasso is arguably the most prolific artist, whose works range from paintings, to prints, to ceramics, to drawings, to sculpture. The sheer breadth of his work makes him one of the most dominant artists on the market.”

2. Joan Miró


Joan Miro
Joan Miró, El Pi de Formentor II, 1976
“As a Surrealist, Joan Miró‘s mission was to rethink the way we paint, understand and comprehend the world around us. His originality continues to offer fodder for new exhibitions at MoMA, the Tate, and other renowned institutions, while the market for his works remains strong.”

3. Alexander Calder


Alexander Calder
Alexander Calder, Polypode Rouge
Alexander Calder is known for his kinetic sculptures, but this movement carries over into all of his works whether they’re 2-D or 3-D. He is one of the most renowned sculptors, known for inventing the mobile — a term coined by Marcel Duchamp for Calder’s kinetic sculptures. His legacy continues to be celebrated and explored through exhibitions, like the recently opened collection at Dominique Lévy (on now through June 13th). Interest in his work continues to strengthen.”

4. Donald Baechler


Donald Baechler
Donald Baechler, Untitled (Linen Flower #3), 2004
Donald Baechler‘s work was discovered by Tony Shafrazi in the ’80s and is often associated with Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat who were both represented by Shafrazi during the same period.  While his works are playful and have an underlying sense of humor, they are often misconstrued, as Beachler’s work has many classical elements of line and perspective as well. In an interview with Bomb Magazine a few years back, Baechler cites Giotto as one of the artists he draws inspiration from most. The value of his work continues to increase as more and more facets of his work come to light.”

5. Andy Warhol


Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol, Space Fruit: Peaches, 1979
Andy Warhol is the father of Pop and provocation. His legacy cannot be understated. The increase in demand for his work shows its importance continues to resonate with each new generation of art buyers.”
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