There are Currently Not many people or even Art Dealers these days that are Buying Artwork. Even the "Pawn Stars" people that you see on the History channel on TV are for the most part no longer buying artwork. The Pawn Stars people have been sending a lot of the Artwork that comes into their store to us. We do Buy Some Artwork. However, There are some questions that need to be answered to determine a value.
#1 - Is the Piece an Original, Limited Edition Print, or a Copy.
#2 - Who is the Artist (popular, well, known, famous, or unknown)
#3 - What is the condition of the piece
#4 - Does it come with quality paperwork
#5 - What is the Subject Matter of the Piece
#6 - What is the Collector Appeal Value
Collectors are very particular with what item they collect.
There are Collectors who Collect Art from certain artists, Collectors who collect certain themes, Collectors who collect items that match the decor of their home, ect. Collectors usually only stick to their interest category only.
Of course works of famous artist are easier to sell than unknowns. Likewise, artwork of desirable themes are easier to sell than those of undesirable subjects.
For example, a Salvador Dali painting of a pile of Dog Crap may be easier to sell than a Bowl of fruit painted by an unknown Artist just because Dali is more well known.On the other hand we have sold very nice paintings of totally unknown Artist simply because the piece was a beautiful painting of a Disney character scene, or Elvis, or Marylin Monroe. We have sold some pieces just because the item matched a Western Theme the Buyers had going on in their home.
When we determine a Cash offer for Artwork we have to take into consideration all the factors above which in turn will determine the ease or difficulty in selling the piece to an Art Buyer.