Selling Art - Where do i start?

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Posted 28th Oct
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After some help if anyone can advise.

A few years ago, I picked up some art work pieces when on a cruise ship. I'm now looking to find a way to sell them, but don't actually know the best approach to even get started. I've considered ebay but it can be quite specialist in a way and not sure if will get true value, which then leads to the other part, where is the best place to get a valuation, ideally free.

I'm based in the North East and not aware of any art specialists around Hartlepool and am nervous about taking them off the wall and driving too far in the car where the risk of damage to the canvas or frame can occur.

Any help would be much appreciated
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"I picked up some art work pieces when on a cruise ship"


I take it as you're from hartlepool that means stolen
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Auction houses for valuation.
"I picked up some art work pieces when on a cruise ship"


I take it as you're from hartlepool that means stolen
You’ll either find they are worth thousands or about £100. There isn’t much in between really. If they are an unknown artist then they probably aren’t worth much even if they look good.
Edited by: "cmdr_elito" 28th Oct
jaydeeuk128/10/2019 08:11

"I picked up some art work pieces when on a cruise ship"I take it as …"I picked up some art work pieces when on a cruise ship"I take it as you're from hartlepool that means stolen


Haha
Ringfinger28/10/2019 08:07

Auction houses for valuation.


Are they normally free for valuation and would they come out or do you have to take pieces to them?
JWeldo28/10/2019 08:17

Are they normally free for valuation and would they come out or do you …Are they normally free for valuation and would they come out or do you have to take pieces to them?


Normally free, but take it with a pinch of salt as they want you to sell it via them. Like all art, the true value is what someone is willing to pay. It's a good starting point though.
Normally you go to them.

Do you know the artist? Have you got provenance?
Edited by: "Ringfinger" 28th Oct
Ringfinger28/10/2019 08:29

Normally free, but take it with a pinch of salt as they want you to sell …Normally free, but take it with a pinch of salt as they want you to sell it via them. Like all art, the true value is what someone is willing to pay. It's a good starting point though.Normally you go to them.Do you know the artist? Have you got provenance?


Thanks, only have certificate of authenticity that was provided in the shipping

Artists are Michael Godard, Jim Warren and Steven Power. All are limited edition giclees on canvas
As with previous comments, auction houses for free valuation, but be mindful that typically auction houses are looking for original pieces from sought after / deceased artists and not giclees / screenprints. They also tend to list without reserve and you'll also need to pay house fees from any sale (if they were to sell).

I collect urban / street art and i've been turned away from auction houses as, although my items are collectable sold out editions, they aren't interested unless they are original.

Also, the artists work you have bought doesn't seem to sell out (there's plenty of availability online) so that goes against you for attempting to sell and recoup your money.
JWeldo28/10/2019 08:33

Thanks, only have certificate of authenticity that was provided in the …Thanks, only have certificate of authenticity that was provided in the shippingArtists are Michael Godard, Jim Warren and Steven Power. All are limited edition giclees on canvas


As suspected they probably aren’t worth much so Try preloved.co.uk loads on sale there.
psychedelicrenegade28/10/2019 09:58

As with previous comments, auction houses for free valuation, but be …As with previous comments, auction houses for free valuation, but be mindful that typically auction houses are looking for original pieces from sought after / deceased artists and not giclees / screenprints. They also tend to list without reserve and you'll also need to pay house fees from any sale (if they were to sell).I collect urban / street art and i've been turned away from auction houses as, although my items are collectable sold out editions, they aren't interested unless they are original.Also, the artists work you have bought doesn't seem to sell out (there's plenty of availability online) so that goes against you for attempting to sell and recoup your money.


Ok thanks. Was more to clear space rather than necessarily trying to get money. Might be worth just having them where they are if effort is going to be larger and potentially end up costing me more
JWeldo28/10/2019 08:33

All are limited edition giclees on canvas


Not going to have much value I'm afraid.

Giclee is just a fancy name for inkjet prints. High quality injet prints admittedly, but not really art as such.
Out of interest, how much did you pay for them?
BadMF28/10/2019 17:03

Out of interest, how much did you pay for them?


Can’t remember exactly think it was about £150 each for the Warren and Power pieces and £350ish for the Godard
Ooooft! Had your pants down there!
BadMF28/10/2019 17:32

Ooooft! Had your pants down there!


Yep, but they do look nice on the walls (that’s my only consolation)
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