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Mississippi River Slough
James Karsina (American, February 23 1937 – September 25 2019)
Acrylic on canvas
Work : 47 1/4 x 53 7/8 in. (1.2 x 1.4 m)
Hope College Collection
The art market is segmented into local, regional, national and international levels, and each level is governed by its own economic forces.
There often is a big price difference between works that are being sold for the first time directly by the artists or their galleries (referred to as the primary art market), and works that are being re-sold by collectors or other secondary owners (referred to as the secondary art market).
James Karsina is an example of an artist whose work commands healthy prices on the local and regional primary art market, but for whom there is not much demand at the national level or in the secondary art market. The market for Karsina’s work exists primarily in the Midwest where the artist is known for his semi-abstract landscapes painted with vivid colors and dynamic brushwork.