Re: Long time lurker - sketch pricing question
I remember talking to a gallery owner and they said that many collectors will pay quite a bit for all the preliminary sketches and any studies that were done for the finished piece they are buying if the artist has a large following. I have considered bundling all that with my paintings, or offering the bundle for an additional fee to the buyer, but at the galleries I am hanging in now, there would be nowhere to store them and I don't want to have to ship them to the buyer. I have sold several studies. I price a study at 60% to half of the square inch price of the finished piece.
This artist was asking $1900 for rudimentary (not that great in my view) drawing on a torn out page from his sketchbook. It is currently on sale for $950. Apparently there is some interest in sketches from him.