Condition is frequently overlooked
when Buyers make purchase decisions only based on price comparisons Too
often Buyers make the wrong decision when comparing price of the same
Artwork from different Sellers, especially when the higher priced Art
reflects differences in condition. Artwork in superior condition is
more desirable than Art that is torn, repaired, faded, erased, reduced
in size, or worse, counterfeit. Condition
Red/Blue Color Screenprint: 2 Examples
The Highest Priced Art
Is Not Always The Best The
above is a side-by-side comparison of two examples of the same
Ellsworth Kelly Red/Blue Color Screenprint. On the right, an
impression sold by Sotheby's NY in 2007 for $64,000., described "in
good condition". On the left, a Pristine impression of the
Ellsworth Kelly Red Blue Color Screenprint offered by Joseph
Fine Art, Ltd., for less than $10,000! The rare and desirable
impression offered by Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., looks as good
today as it did when it was first published in 1964.
$64,000 Sotheby's Impression Dull vs. Pristine eBay Store Impression The
comparison demonstrates the Pristine Impression offered by Joseph
Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is brighter than the impression of the
print that sold for $64,000 at Sotheby's. The "blue" & "red" of
$64,000 Sotheby's impression is not as bright as impression offered by
Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. The comparison demonstrates
advantage of purchasing a Pristine Impression. Condition
Many Buyers Purchase Inferior Art When
comparing and selecting Art only by price, Buyers are often misled when
the Seller tells them the "Work of Art is "Mint", "Not Faded" and/or in
"Perfect" condition, when the contrary is true, resulting in purchase
of inferior Art. The truth is there is no savings as the purchased Art
is not worth buying.
Quality Art Always Appreciates Faster Many
Art Sellers do not disclose condition, forcing Buyers to guess.
Importantly, when a Condition statement is omitted, never assume the
Art is satisfactory. Worse, others Sellers often overpromise and
exaggerate condition and state a Work is actually better than its
Sellers, Auctions and Galleries claim Art for Sale is problem-free,
even when the photographs are contrary.
Art Sellers, Galleries and Auction Personnel often do not provide
objective Condition Reports.
are not knowledgeable, including Art Galleries, Auction Houses, Online
Art are purposely deceptive because they know the truth will ruin the
possibility of a sale.
purposely misleading to deceive the unsuspecting Art Buyer.
sellers prefer not including a condition statement since that
information will only decrease price.
"condition" on Invoices, if they even supply one, because it may create
a potential liability.
Art is often offered for sale in Online
Auctions with incorect Condition Statements. While the Lot will will state something to the effect "no
damage to the Lot", the Photographs clearly show otherwise. This is not
an instance of occurring once, but seems to be occurring with
Only Purchase Fine Art
from Reputable and Professional Fine Art Dealers
Having a relationship with a Professional Art Dealer will always pay
off in the long run. Many Art Sellers are not Professional; some have
not even inspected the Art for sale, nor have the connseurship to know
compromised. Why risky your hard earn money on a maybe
Name Auction Houses Can Be Inaccurate About Condition
You should not be fooled by famous Auction House Names as a guarantee
of condition. Even famous name Auction Houses can be
condition. Since all condition statements provided by Auction Houses
are merely opinions,
and nothing more, always inspect the Lot
yourself if you are knowledgeable, or hire an expert to do so on your
Need A Doctor, You Would Never Call A Plumber
There is a difference between an amateur and a Professional Fine Art
Dealer, unless you like throwing money down the drain.Condition
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