Did you purchase this painting direct from one of his galleries?
Generally a primary gallery - meaning one selling the artist's work straight from the studio will ask the highest price for a painting. You can make an offer, however both the gallery and the artist would be splitting the take (hence assume it is essentially double the price of what the artist would ask, if the artist does not own the gallery and is being represented by a gallery). There is not yet an established auction record or re-sale market on him to gauge what the buying art market would pay. Usually, and almost always, the value of an artwork is not retained after purchase nor automatically increases over time. The art should be purchased for the enjoyment and pleasure of the work and not for investment purposes. As there are no auction records of past sales, the only 'value' is the price placed on it by the gallery, which is perceived value and not absolute value.
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Mario Gomez is a contemporary artist being represented by essentially a non-blue chip or mega art fair gallery (meaning not a high end gallery where the artist's sold have a slight potential for becoming investment pieces).
Yes, judging the price in contemporary art is based on if it brings you the value or pleasure and not based on a scale that it will automatically rise in value over time. 9.9 times out of 10, works sold through galleries do not retain their purchase price nor rise in value on the market.
No, there are not any transparent secondary sale records (aka auction records) to indicate or support a $6000 value. The majority of work that sells at a primary gallery of that calibre with a relatively unlisted artist re-sell for around 10% of the original purchase price, if they do re-sell.
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