Find the value of artwork & paintings
You likely have an old painting at home that you've owned for years, recently inherited, or scooped up at an Estate Sale or Consignment Shop. And you're thinking it might be worth something, but you're having a hard time identifying what the value of the painting is. You can spend months searching the web for answers, but may still be left wondering if your findings are accurate.
HOW TO FIND A PAINTING'S VALUE
First, identify the artist's signature. Do as much research as you can about the artist. If you're unable to translate the scribbled signature, special mark or monogram, we can help you identify the artist from a photo. Next, identify the type of materials used to create the piece of art. You can often identify the time period the piece was created in based on the materials used and the style of art. From there you can search marketplaces to see what similar pieces of art have sold for.
Taking this on can be daunting. But don't worry, we can help. Our team of Art Specialists have decades of experience in quickly identifying artist signatures, researching a painting's history and ultimately determining what the value of a piece of art may be worth from photos.
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INCREASE ARTWORK VALUES
There are important markings on your artwork, but it's critical to not remove an old picture from a frame as it can immediately lose value. If your picture has a label on the back, those are important details to consider during valuation in addition to any artist markings are signatures.
GENUINE PAINTING OR PRINT?
To an inexperienced eye it can be difficult to tell the difference between a good quality print and a painting. Paintings and prints can both be valuable, but it's important to identify if the print is an etching, wood block print, lithographic or photographic print to provide historical context. Limited edition prints by well-known artists can be more valuable than paintings by lesser-known artists and vice-versa.
SELL A PAINTING ONLINE
StuffSavvy can match you with a resale partner to get you the most value for artwork and paintings you decide to sell. This is a good option after you determine what the potential value of the painting is.
FIND PLACES TO SELL ART NEAR ME
StuffSavvy can also match you with local partners for official appraisals, insurance, and cleaning. These options are provided by our Art Specialists after submitting photos of your artwork.