Buying art is not a new concept. A profitable market for these unique products has been evident throughout history. For over a decade, in addition to traditional art galleries, art has also been available from a variety of online galleries. The benefit online art galleries have is that every artist is a "local" artist. By this, I mean that a local artist in a traditional gallery can mainly expose his/her art to his/her local community, county, state and maybe even neighboring states. An artist who sells his/her work online becomes a "local" artist for billions of customers around the globe. A customer who cannot afford to visit a certain country to acquire artwork from their favorite artist can still have the option of purchasing the same artwork online and have it delivered safely to their doorstep. One thing's for certain, the internet has changed all of our lives.
It has changed the way we do everything. This is certainly the case for the art world. Gone are the days when we had to walk into an art gallery to purchase great works of art. Now, we can buy art from the comfort of our own homes, without having to consult anyone. With online galleries, art fans are no longer limited to purchasing art from their local galleries or having to travel for hours or days to access their desired piece.