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Old 02-12-2019, 09:44 PM   #1
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ISO help/advice selling art

Mark has a couple of art pieces that we’d like to sell. A litho and a serigraph by Leroy Neiman. They’re both in excellent condition, unframed, and hand signed by the artist. The litho is Lion’s Pride, and the serigraph is America’s Cup.

We’re having a hard time finding a place to sell them, or even get a reasonable value. We’ve seen similar pieces online that are priced at $1,500 ~ $2,500. We’d like a quick sale (before the rent is due!).

If any of you have any experience buying and selling fine art, I’d be much obliged if you could give me a few tips on how best to sell these! I’m afraid of Craig’s List, and I’m not eBay saavy.

Thanks guys!

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Yup, I sold it right after college for a few weeks, and then my conscience wouldn't let me keep doing it, since I was an art major and knew I was ripping people off. The company I worked for ended up on 60 Minutes (I didn't put them on my resume).

Lithographs and serigraphs are prints. Two different ways of making prints, but still prints. They are a great way to get beautiful works of art to decorate a home or office. They are not collectible art, even if signed and numbered with certificates of authenticity. Sorry.

I have a closet full of nice looking prints that my parents bought on cruise ships and thought I would like them, and someday sell for a profit. I used to hang them up when my parents came to visit.

You will see pieces just like yours online for asking prices of "$1,500-$2,500, like you said. The chances they will sell for anywhere close to that is very slim.

Again, sorry to be the bearer of bad news. Hey, I wish I could sell mine for enough to make a few house payments. Good luck.

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