Professional Art Services, Australia-Wide

How we can assist you as your art valuer, broker and fine art consultant

The 7 areas where we can help you:

1. Art valuations – get to know the true value
2. Art audit – ask the experts when it seems to difficult
3. Art brokerage – buying and selling art on your behalf
4. Art maintenance – managing framing and conservation
5. Art advisory service – for collectors only
6. Fine art websites – creating a lasting legacy for artists
7. Art projects – ideas, organisation and management

BB_DH_May2011_insideDavid Hulme is a fine art appraiser and an approved valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.Brigitte Banziger holds an MA in Latin, philosophy and literary criticism. She manages the everyday business.Contact us on info@bhfineart.com or phone 02 9977 7764.

 

1. Professional art valuations

When you own art, you need up-to-date information on its value.

We will provide you with accurate art worth appraisals for insurance purposes and market values, for example for superfunds, property division, deceased estates, probate or with a view to selling. We value famous Australian artists, less well-known artists and international art.

Read more in Art Appraisals or watch the video.

David Hulme appraises Australian and international art, and he is an approved valuer for the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.

Our clients include private art collectors, companies as well as institutions, such as the Manly Art Gallery and Museum.

If you would like to find more about art you own, phone us on 02 9977 7764 or email us an obligation-free art enquiry.

2. Art audit

You have several artworks – and are not sure about their value, their condition, or what to do with them. Should you keep and conserve, display them, donate or sell? And if you decide let’s say to sell, where and how do you go about it? Too many questions, too difficult ….

Before you reach for the too-hard basket – reach for the phone on 02 9977 7764 or email info@bhfineart.com to see how we can clarify and simplify for you.

Our art audit will assess your artworks from an expert point of view – so you will get all the important information including the things that you would not have thought of to make a sound decision and can proceed successfully with professional assistance.

3) Buying and selling art

As independent art brokers, we act on behalf of our clients in Melbourne and in Queensland, in Sydney, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia and Perth, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory for sale or purchase of art collections or single works.Contact us,or phone us on 02 9977 7764 to find out about the sale potential discreetly and obligation-free.

4) Looking after your art

Time and climate can affect your artworks badly. Re-framing and conservation can make your artwork shine again – and ensure its longevity and value.

A close network of specialist framers and restorers means we can help you look after your art so you can enjoy it for years to come.

Restoration and re-framing will give a new lease of life to your valuable works.

In Art Care, you can see some of the paintings that we have helped maintain.

5) Advising collectors

You may want to speak with an independent expert before buying an artwork and spending considerable sums on it. We provide you with unbiased and arms-length advice, as we do not hold stock that we try and sell.

Read more on our art advice service on buying art with a structured approach, ensuring not only a great experience, but also sound decisions.

6) Curating fine art websites

There are many undeservedly forgotten artists, who are worthy of more exposure.

Instead of books, the internet provides a great alternative for creating a worldwide view of an artist. We have taken this idea on board and create curated fine art websites. Antonio Dattilo-Rubbo, Norman Lloyd, Robert Mitchell have received a renewed attention thanks to the websites we created for families, collectors and institutions.

7) Art projects

Maybe you have brought together a large art collection over the years and are concerned for its future. Or you have inherited numerous artworks and don’t know what they are, what they are worth, and what to do with them.

That’s when you need a broad, expert view from the outside, and lateral thinking – to come up with a sound plan for proceeding.

We have assisted many clients in similar situations when the task seemed overwhelming to them. Find out what we can do for you.

Fees

Our fees are based on an hourly rate, a project fee or a commission.

Contact us for an obligation-free quote – either by email or phone 02 9977 7764.