Two art works may appear the same.
Painted by two different artists.
You almost couldn’t differentiate the works.
How come both carry a lot of difference in prices?
It is been argued or concluded that the artist
long standing reputation and demand of his works
is one of the biggest indicators of price differences.
A simple line drawn by a Picasso and signed in the art world
would go at a much higher price than
a newbie drawing diligently the same line.
So it takes you a time to command higher fees.
The more consistent you are, the higher the demand
for your work and therefore having a following, your nurtured tribe,
the higher your works command a higher price.
Therefore your work can not stand alone even if they are very good.
And of course amongst many other reasons,
a stroke of luck if a person of a influence stumbles on
your work and collects it.