Ebay art sales statistics
I am not involved with Ebay but I thought that this info would help the people that are. In my October Decor magazine was an article on types of art sold daily. Here is the breakdown from August 2006:
This is daily:
500 independent artworks
Artprints are the works of choice out of an estimate of 200,000 artworks offered. A work of art is sold every 15 seconds and more than 2000 of the art items sold are prints. Terry Redlin, Bev Doolittle, Thomas Kinkade, and Robert Bateman were the four top selling contemporary artists. Bev Doolittle was the highest priced when a single print of The Forest Has Eyes went for $3100. The average buyer paid $356.15 for the print and 254 of that print sold by the end of the month. Of the four top artists, Thomas Kinkade prints were purchased the most. A total of 1980 framed prints of "Lamplight Village" were sold in August.
This next part I am writing the exact wording. I almost passed out it was unbelievable that works of this magnitude would be offered at Ebay.
" The company dedicates an entire trust and safety team strictly to it's art offerings to assure that high end works such as Charles Russell Marion's " Blackfeet and Shoshone'' ( sold for $370,000) and Maxfield Parrish's " Romance: Aucassion Seeks For Nicolette" ( sold for $300,000) are legitimately sold."
Last edited by DJFan : 10-20-2006 at 07:36 PM.