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David Valin is a technologist, inventor, forward thinker, lateral thinker, and a successful weekend art dealer. He has been in many of the realms, and societies of important places such as Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Archives of American Art, Sotheby's, Christie's in New York, Boston, Washington DC, and been involved in many more art adventures around the world.
He has been privileged to be invited into many studios and has associated with many of the art greats, from the 1940's to the 1950's and has experienced extraordinary art related discoveries, through his many associations with artists, curators and art dealers world wide.
His belief is that if you help any artist whether they are a new artist or artist from the past, by discovering their art works, studying the artist and the art they create, and marketing them and their artworks to collectors, museums and galleries, you help promote Human accomplishment and creative ideas. And in this process you create knowledge for the future world that we were here, and we mattered.
on Dec. 24, 2014 :
This is a fantastic guide for anyone who wants to try their hand at art dealing. The author is clearly passionate about art and discovering and promoting new talent, and this guide will show you how to find that promising new talent and help them sell their work. It also details different ways to sell art (for example, auctions or exhibitions) and spends a lot of time on the importance of making connections, both with artists, other art dealers, auction houses and exhibition spaces, and potential buyers. Anyone who is thinking of dipping their toe in the art world will find much to encourage and assist them in this book. I give '101 Top Secret Techniques Used by Successful Part-Time Weekend Art Dealers" 5 stars.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Dec. 23, 2014 :
101 Top Secret Techniques Used by Successful Part Time Weekend Art Dealers is an excellent guide to getting started as an art dealer. Author David Valin reveals an incredible selection of techniques that will ensure your success in the art industry. Finding small town treasures, discoveries in places like ebay, making contacts, making money, auctions, gallery exhibits, museums, inventory, strategies, and so much more is unveiled as Valin divulges how to make money and enjoy what you are doing. The secrets revealed in this book will open up a world of opportunities for you. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)
on Dec. 21, 2014 :
This is a great guide to learning exactly what to look for and to do to find valuable art work and make a successful endeavor. The strategies and techniques are most interesting and I learned so much, in a short time. It covered everything in the 101 secrets and each is explained clearly and easy to understand and comprehend. It left me confident that I can go to sales and have an advantage, knowing what to look for to find the hidden treasures that most will not see. It is clear the author did a great amount of research and put a lot of effort into it and I was impressed. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in making money through art. I can not wait to try them out.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Dr Hyder khan
on Dec. 18, 2014 :
This is a book that shows you valuable profitable techniques and ways to be profitable, for you to become a part time weekend art dealer. I will use it, and believe It is a very good tool, for the person that wants to learn about art, and art dealing, and wants to get into being an art dealer without spending a lot of time or money. The writer encourages, learning about art, and artists. and is very helpful in promoting established artists and artworks. The writer includes many sales prices of art, and most valuable references for places to sell your art.
(reviewed the day of purchase)