Now we might ask ourselves, “How do artists get their work to be worth a lot of money?” Most might think that it won’t be worth anything until 100 years after their death, but there is a way to avoid that—one way is to make as many sales possible off each piece of work.
It has been said that you should raise your prices after selling several pieces. Or, when art critics come to look at your work, if they like what they see then they might be the ones to advise you to raise your prices. Not only that, but it also depends on how much public exposure certain pieces of yours have had. You may consider raising a price after a piece has been in several shows. It’s a long shot but having a piece of yours hanging in a museum collection helps make it worth a lot more, especially if it’s the Met or Moma.
How else do artists get to be so successful? In many cases it’s all about connections, which is true in any career filed. Here are some big factors about Lucien that helped him get to where he is, (besides being a serious artist which I respect): 1. According to the NY Observer newspaper, he is dating the daughter of Chelsea Gallery owner David Zwirner. 2. According to the NY Times, he went to Cooper Union where he met his first patron Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, founder of Salon 94.
You just have to keep getting out there and meeting as many people as possible, and in the end, the more exposure your work gets the better.