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Suppose I've never heard of an artist?

Unless you are a walking encyclopedia there will always be artists you have never heard of who nevertheless may have produced good or even great prints or drawings. Consider that ubiquitous artist Anonymous. Virtually every museum in the world has at least one masterpiece by him (or her). The single most important thing about a print or drawing is whether or not it says something meaningful to you. It is ultimately more satisfying to buy a picture because it appeals to you than to purchase a Picasso or a Manet without knowing whether you like it or not. If you continue to buy, your tastes will develop and you will be able to take or leave Manet or Picasso for sensible reasons and to make the necessary distinctions among their works. The worst thing you can do is to buy bad pictures by name artists.