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Art Myths Debunked

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Presumption: Art ends up being better once an artist dies.

Rates can increase if there was a lack of the artist’s work prior to his or her death and if the demand continues to be significantly higher than supply. Art News (November 2003) provided a post on the ten most wanted artworks.

Assumption: An artist’s proof is more valuable than a print from the routine edition.

Reality: Artist’s proofs are regularly consistent with the routine edition in look and value. On uncommon celebrations, a color trial evidence be judged to be better than the routine edition or an artist’s evidence. this occurs when the ruling specialists determine the color trial proof represents a more good-looking item than the regular edition or artist’s evidence.

Assumption: It’s just a print.

Actuality: Some artist’s do or do pass by to paint. Their art “equates” more successfully using an initial print medium such as lithography, etching, serigraphy, or woodcuts. Some original prints have sold for more than $100,000 when done by prominent artists. The only time an art professional might utter “It’s simply a print” is when they are referencing a reproductive print. This is usually a photographic rendition of an existing art work, in other words, a photomechanical copy.

Why can’t you value my art from photographs?

  • Liability
  • As long as I am an expert art appraiser, I am held to a various standard than someone functioning strictly as a dealer.
  • PLUS I like to be ideal!!!

Photographs do NOT reveal all condition issues and the public is not trained to properly describe them. The number of you can acknowledge light staining, mat burning, foxing, etc? These and other condition defects considerably impact value.

  • A reproduction attached to canvas practically looks the like an original oil painting in a photograph. Unless I understand which museum is currently hosting the actual painting, I can not be completely sure you are revealing me a photographically produced recreation or an actual painting when viewing a photograph. Now there are gicleé prints printed on canvas and improved with paint, a hands-on evaluation is a must.

Truth: Artist’s proofs are routinely constant with the routine edition in look and value. On rare events, a color trial proof be judged to be more valuable than the regular edition or an artist’s evidence. Their art “equates” more successfully using an original print medium such as lithography, etching, serigraphy, or woodcuts. The only time an art professional may utter “It’s simply a print” is when they are referencing a reproductive print.

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