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Mastering the colour wheel

Shopping decisions are often based on visual effect, most notably the colour. When you as bidorbuy seller set about choosing the colour palette for your listings, forget your personal preferences. Instead, concentrate on what kind of message a specific colour sends to the visitors of your page. Let’s examine the most commonly accepted meaning of […]

Creative forces

Art and crafts are closely related activities. For the most part of history (up to the 16th century, some say), no one made a distinction between the two. In some cultures, the unity persists to this day. And even in cultures where art and crafts have been separated, there is no consensus on what is […]

A viable way of selling art

Seller: DirksenArtGallery Name: Cherie Dirksen For the artist Cherie Dirksen it all started in 2002, when she was living in England and listing her art for sale on eBay. After moving back to her native South Africa in 2005, she ventured onto, and never looked back. She continues to sell her works on the […]

Art direct

In one section, the famous book Your Guide to Buying and Selling on bidorbuy presents seven case studies on how bidorbuy can be used to make money. Case study number six analyses the example of an emerging or struggling artist. If you belong to that category, you need not follow the traditional starve-until-you-get-big-gallery-representation route. Instead, […]

Art matters

Perhaps it is pure coincidence. More likely, it was the sale of a William Kentridge for R97,000 that set the things rolling. In any case, it is the result that matters. And the result is that these days you do not have to search high and low for that perfect painting to hang on your […]

bidorbuy goes arty

Works of art by William Kentridge, Thea Soggot, Bettie Celliers-Barnard, Zapiro, Isabel Thompson, David Koloane, Rudolph Tshie, Gwenneth Miller, Norman Catherine, Bongi Bhengu, Collen Maswanganyi, and many more surround you. You contemplate a copy of Nelson Mandela’s authorised biography, signed by Mandela himself. You leaf through “The Conversationalist”, “Burger’s Daughter”, “A World of Strangers”, all […]