How do you commission a piece of Art
Find an artist whose work you like, if you cannot find him or her on the internet , try a gallery. If you find a gallery that sells their work, and they cannot or won't give their contact details then be careful. Most probably that artist has been "enslaved" by the trade. All the top artists on earth represent themselves, if you find their work in a gallery the gallery owner has bought the piece or commisioned it. They simply resell at a profit – that's as simple as it is. Find an aritist who represents himself or has a healthy relationship with an agent and ask for something to be made more or less how you like it – just remember it is best not to tell the artist exactly to the finest detail what to do. Allow them some creative control – that is how the best work is produced. Pavarotti sings like Pavarotti, Joe Cocker sings like Joe Cocker – all is Art.
Gallery owners like to believe and try to explain to young people that they can "make"
them. No amount of so-called work, or input from a gallery can "make" an artist. The work that is produced is the key factor.
The reason why so many artists find themselves "owned" by galleries and agents is because they sold out.
Even Vincent van Gogh painted for the money, and in fact he sold every piece he ever painted. His brother was an art dealer – every week he would bring him money for food and rent, and bring him new canvas and paint – that is "selling" – but true to gallery owner / art dealer form Vincent was simply exploited. If his brother hadn't seen the potential in his work he wouldn't have bought it all. Quality will always come to the fore. Trust your own instincts when you decide what you like – you have taste in music don't you? Only the very insecure need to be told what is Art – or what wine is supposed to be "better" than another.