What does one of these pictures look like at full size?
Who is this Artist; is he reliable? Will he deliver and not run off with my money?
These problems can mostly be solved by spreading
out the risk. Get five (or more) other people interested, have
everyone put up one sixth of the costs (including the cost of
a decent and complimentary frame which ought to cost one hundred
to three hundred USD), buy one, receive it and evaluate it, and
then have one member of the group buy out everyone elses
shares. Then everyone will have direct understanding of the art
and others in the group will feel confident in purchasing their
own variation. Also, remember that it can be returned. Also if
the Artist steals your money, youll have lost only,... perhaps
one hundred twenty five or fifty dollars not six hundred. However,
why would I do that? Its not as if this art is a ubiquitous
commodity and the Artist can count on a never ending flow of new
buyers who he can rip off. No, this a niche market with a small
number of highly focused individuals who have direct and indirect
connections to others in the niche. It would be business suicide
Artist screwed up even one order. Besides, I think the art and the design may have other applications in addition to decoration and intellectual study and criticism and I desire to get this art into as many hands as possible to stimulate peoples minds toward getting some of these boats actually built for various purposes.
So give it a shot in one way or another, individually or as part of a group.
Thank you very much for reflecting on these considerations. I hope to receive your order soon.