Is $2,000 worth paying for a young artist's work?

Artist Yanyun Chen, one of the shortlisted artists in the President's Young Talents show in 2018.
Artist Yanyun Chen, one of the shortlisted artists in the President's Young Talents show in 2018.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG
Artist Weixin Quek Chong, one of the shortlisted artists in the President's Young Talents show in 2018.
Artist Weixin Quek Chong, one of the shortlisted artists in the President's Young Talents show in 2018.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Step into an art show for new artists and it is not unusual to see four-figure price tags.

For first-time art buyers who expect to find "bargains" by checking out fresh faces at graduate shows or young talent showcases at galleries, a $1,500 price tag may present a bit of sticker shock. Especially when one can still find works by more mature and established artists for under $5,000.

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