Thursday, December 20, 2018

What do you think?

The picture on the left is from an article featured in a magazine from 2006, and the picture on the right is of a painting I own by the same artist. My painting has quite a story written on the back by the artist as he described the painting and gifted it to a friend...there are dates and names etc.,it was also verified by a local long established gallery owner who stated that it was certainly by the artist in question (Bertram Priestman) but it wasn't one of his best and if I wanted to sell it he would give me a couple of hundred pounds. I don't want to sell it .... but I do wonder if his price is quite right?

5 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

Of course it isn't. Gallery owners are universally sharks.

Bea said...

I would say the man is looking to make a tidy bundle by taking that artwork off your hands, not that you want to sell it.

Pam said...

Wow. Seems unlikely it could be *that* much less valuable!

Congratulations on your retirement! Life will now speed up.

Tom Stephenson said...

P.S. I was once offered (by an auctioneer) £300 for a collection of fine art prints which I eventually sold for more than ten times as much.

libby said...

TS....yes I think you are right, and I have no intention of selling the painting....I bought it in a little this/that and tat shop for £10 years ago..I love the way it is personalised on the back by the artists own hand.
Bea...agreed....but I love it...I have always loved big skies.
Pam....retirement will be a scary journey in reality but I'm doing it anyway!

So..........

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