Joan Kravett is an art consultant and interior designer committed to helping companies relocate, renovate, expand or enhance their space. She brings over 30 years of experience, creativity and attention to detail to the selection of furniture, finishes, artwork, accessories, plants and signage.

Under the Volcano

Marc Quinn Under the Volcano series

Over a period of a couple of months, a client of mine was interested in purchasing this photo-realism painting from me through a dealer in London. It was two years prior that we did purchase a signed print by this artist through that same dealer. However, this time, after several weeks of negotiation and consideration, my client declined to proceed with the purchase for a variety of reasons.

When a collector is looking for a particular type of art, he/she needs to be prepared to negotiate. One should always have a plan as to how to proceed. A situation where all the pieces fall into place in a timely fashion is the exception. Have a realistic budget in mind and allow for some "wiggle room."