Expert Advice You Need Before Buying Art

Are you looking to purchase fine art? Are you not quite sure what that is or where to look for fine art?

We at Banziger Hulme can help you to buy fine art in the right places, and without paying a massive premium price for that privilege.

Fine art probably makes up only ten per cent of the whole art market, so most art sales do not fit into the fine art category rather the purely decorative.

There is nothing wrong of course with decorative art. There is a problem if you bought decorative art and you think you purchased fine art and you expect capital growth or at least a reasonable resale value.

Decorative art has neither of these. Commercial art galleries are effectively retailers who are building value into their artists over a period of many years.

But how do you know if that value is retained after you’ve purchased the art?

You commission us at Banziger Hulme Fine Art to provide you due diligence on the artwork before purchase, whether it’s in the commercial gallery or at auction.

We can also direct you to reputable fine art auction houses where you can purchase high quality art by established artists on the secondary market.

Let us be your sounding board for purchases of fine art.

We are not here to advise on taste but rather on quality and condition of the work and the safety of purchase by ensuring that you also do not pay too much.

it’s important to know that we know do not deal directly in art ourselves, but we work only on behalf of our clients.

That means we at Banziger Hulme Fine Art can give you independent and unbiased advice on any art purchase.

Contact us at Banziger Hulme for a discrete discussion on your art interests.

Written by

David Hulme is an approved valuer for the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts program and a member of the Art Consulting Association of Australia. David Hulme is also managing director at Banziger Hulme Fine Art Consultants, which is a highly respected art consultancy in Australia and has been in operation for over ten years. David also regularly comments on the Australian and international art market on national radio and in numerous local and national newspapers.

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