One of my long term goals is for this sites’ art to be accessible for everyone to enjoy and for each to be able to view whenever they so choose. Many are long time donors to the arts (PBS, museums, art galleries, etc) while others may wish support us by collecting products so that this inspiring, moving, and compelling figure art can continue to be created.
There is a ever increasing demand for quality original art, yet the Internet remains a place, unlike a gallery or museums, full of an array of low quality and sub-standard prints sold for an outrageous sum.
While there are various online sites out there to sell an artist’s work, the collector has to take a leap of faith hoping that the print is worth the cost. The more people involved in the selling of an image means the imagery has to be sold at an much higher rate.
So here’s the plan. I will produce reproductions of some of the art on this site in larger quantities for the viewers to purchase. For example, collectible art postcards. They can be bought for several dollars which allows you to see, touch and feel the images you have viewed on this site.
Why start with postcards? Well, I was listening to some guys talk about the baseball cards they had growing up. The spoke about if they had saved them how much they would be worth in today’s market.
Major League Baseball didn’t worry about creating limited edition trading cards back then. Their focus was to provide a way for millions of kids to be able to touch, feel and hold a bit of their idols in their hands.
Am I looking to sell millions of postcards of my art images? Sure why not. Does the name Thomas Kinkade ring a bell?
Starting in May, I will open the figureshooter.com online store so everyone that wish to can make a purchase or two. I’m developing contest also so that the person who buys the most each month will get a free prize and the year’s winner will get a grand prize (an iPad 2 maybe?).
Anyone have any thought or ideas, let me know in the comments.
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