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Australia's Art Valuation and Art Advice Experts

Our art services are tailored to your requirements – whether you have inherited art, your company needs an art valuation for insurance. You are perhaps looking to establish current market value or are looking to sell or buy a single artwork or collection.

Contact Australia’s art valuation specialist and art advice experts. Our approach is friendly and personable yet professional and independent, enabling you to establish the true value of your art.

Art Valuations

A professional art valuation provides you with all of the necessary information whether you decide to keep or to sell an individual artwork or collection that you own.

Our consultants will provide you with the art valuation expertise you need – from estate to divorce settlements.

Buying and Selling Art

We advise on value and discreetly broker the sale or purchase of a single artwork or an entire collection, and investigate the value of your art to maximise the return on sale.
We, as your advisors and dealers will provide you with due diligence before you buy or sell art to help you avoid potentially costly mistakes.

Deceased Estate Valuations

With an inheritance of art paintings, antiques and at times other treasures, often comes the overwhelming task of trying to not only sort through these items but also deciding how they are shared. While inherited collections come with a great deal of sentimental value, the determination of the financial value is often required to ensure the fair distribution of assets for all family members.

Free Online Valuation Quote

For a free initial assessment of the value of an artwork, simply upload a photo and information online for a free quote.

In the Media

David Hulme featured on ABC TVs The Business discussing the Australian Art Market.

David Hulme on ABC TV News discussing the art of Del Kathryn Barton.

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Fine Art Consulting Services, Divorce Art Valuations, Corporate Art Advisory, Art Appraisal Specialist, – Sydney, Perth, Australia-Wide – BH Fine Art

Testimonials and Case Studies

“Very professional art valuers, great communication, tailored and fast service, pleasure to deal with.”

I.R., Sydney, April 2018

“David and Brigitte have provided an exemplary service over many years in support of our art investments – we have not only profited from their advice in buying and selling both privately and at auction but we have a beautiful collection to show for it which we enjoy every day. Together with this they have helped us learn so much more about both Australian and international art – allowing our appreciation and knowledge to grow with our passion. Highly recommended!”

Oliver Rees, Sydney, April 2018

“Dear David and Brigitte, we would like to thank you for the appraisal work you recently did for us. It was invaluable in better understanding the true worth of some of the artworks we acquired. We really appreciate the insights you provided and your prompt and friendly service, and we look forward to dealing with you again in the future. Best regards, James and Lorelei Basman”

James and Lorelei Basman, Sydney, Sept. 2017
Case Study : Brokerage

Charles Frederick Goldie (1870 – 1947)

BACKGROUND: These portraits of Maori chiefs and elders by New Zealand artist Charles F. Goldie are highly sought after. The highest price ever paid for a painting by Goldie was achieved in April 2016, when “A Noble Relic of a Noble Race” sold for NZ$ 1.4 million incl. buyer’s premium.

Case Study : Brokerage

Rah Fizelle (1891- 1964)

BACKGROUND We acted for the family of the artist in the sale of this previously unknown portrait of an elegant self-assured woman.  VALUATION & OUTCOME The painting carried a pre-sale estimate of $45,000 to $ 65,000. However, this beautiful typical work of the modernist artist sold for more than double

Art Updates, News and Dave's Faves

Dave’s Faves for the Deutscher + Hackett Auction on 28 August 2019

The Deutscher + Hackett fine art auction on 28 August features very important artworks from two outstanding art collections. These collections span two very different, yet important times in Australian art history: early modernism and contemporary Australian art, and complement each other beautifully in our view. They are also both

Summary
Event
Deutscher + Hackett Fine Art Auction
Location
Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Forbes Street,Darlinghurst,
Starting on
August 28, 2019
Ending on
August 28, 2019

Dave’s Faves for Sotheby’s Auction on 27 August 2019

Among the 87 lots offered at Sotheby’s sale of Important Australian Art on 27 August, there are several multiple offerings from a number of Australian masters – including not surprisingly Arthur Boyd, Hans Heysen, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Streeton, Norman Lindsay and William Dobell. More surprising perhaps is the appearance of

Summary
Event
Sotheby's Fine Art Auction
Location
Sydney, 117 Macquarie Street,NSW
Starting on
August 27, 2019
Ending on
August 27, 2019
Description
Sotheby's Auction of Important Australian Art.

Fine Art Consultants and Valuations, Appraisals Online, Corporate Art Valuers, Paintings Advisors, Art Brokers and Dealers, Australian and International Art Brokers – BH Fine Art


BH Fine Art specialises in the valuation of paintings (from traditional to contemporary), sculptures, and other treasures for their insurance and market value. We appraise items for auctions, state galleries, regional galleries and museums, and local councils and private art collectors to name a few.