Selling Dali Artwork, Need Help

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Selling Dali Artwork, Need Help

Sir Sir
My family is in a bad money situation at the moment. If you follow me on Twitter, you might have seen my update about selling some pieces of artwork for money. We have about seven pieces of Salvidor Dali's works, most are original collector's edition lithographs. The two most notable are Persistence of Memory and Rejuvenation of Time.

I am wondering if anyone here knows of anyone who is interested in trading or buying artwork, or of any auction houses designated for the art trade. My father asked me about it, but I really have no one lined up for this sort of thing and was just wondering if anyone knowledgeable about this could help me out.

Thank you very much!
08/24/2010
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Sir Sir
Oh, also: If you know anyone willing to trade cars for artwork, that would work too. (Yeah, hard to find, I know. I figured I might as well ask.)
08/24/2010
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
I don't know where you'd sell it (maybe something like Christie's?) but you might be able to trade it on Craiglist or on a swap email list.

You could also try offering it up on CL and seeing if you get any bites.

Can't hurt to try it, at least?

Best of luck.
08/24/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
or Ebay.
08/24/2010
Red Vinyl Kitty Red Vinyl Kitty
I hope you get some nibbles. Sending you positive thoughts.
08/24/2010
Sir Sir
We've tried Craigslist in the past and only received spam letters back. Ebay is an option that we're still deciding on, so we're leaving that open.

Thank you for the responses!
08/24/2010
ScottA ScottA
I'd be a bit worried about Craigslist - there have been some problems with burglaries and even robberies of people who were selling expensive things.
08/25/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Sir
We've tried Craigslist in the past and only received spam letters back. Ebay is an option that we're still deciding on, so we're leaving that open.

Thank you for the responses!
Google local auction houses in your area. Philly has Freeman's. Maybe there is something similar where you live?
08/25/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by ScottA
I'd be a bit worried about Craigslist - there have been some problems with burglaries and even robberies of people who were selling expensive things.
That, too.


Victoria: Alright, thank you. I'll do that.
08/25/2010
ScottA ScottA
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Originally posted by Victoria
Google local auction houses in your area. Philly has Freeman's. Maybe there is something similar where you live?
You'd want to make sure that they handle art often, so you don't get stuck with a group of people coming to the auction looking to buy something specific that aren't interested in a bunch of "posters".
08/26/2010
Kindred Kindred
Another option might be to contact some museums, especially if these are original Dali works. Be sure they have a surrealist collection, or at least carry modern works of art. They might be interested in acquiring your pieces. Also, museums might also have lists of collectors interested in specific artists or periods. The two you mention are pretty popular, so I would think you would be able to spark interest easily.

It's sad that you have to sell your artwork, but I hope for the best for your family.
08/26/2010
Sir Sir
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Another option might be to contact some museums, especially if these are original Dali works. Be sure they have a surrealist collection, or at least carry modern works of art. They might be interested in acquiring your pieces. Also, museums might ...
Museums do not pay for artwork. There are some that auction pieces off, though, and have lists. We are actually in contact with one right now, and have been for a while, according to my father. They just have not found a buyer, apparently.
08/26/2010
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by ScottA
You'd want to make sure that they handle art often, so you don't get stuck with a group of people coming to the auction looking to buy something specific that aren't interested in a bunch of "posters".
Yes, you're right.

That's part of why I made the thread, because in order to get a good deal, I'd need to go somewhere where there are ART patrons, not just people going to a regular auction house. It will not sell for much of anything unless there are people willing to keep going higher and higher who like to have art stored in their homes. And there are not any places like that around here.



Alright, so I'm going to keep looking for ways. This is really something that I do not deal with, but my father asked me to look anyway. I know the workings of selling things, but the problem is that I have no idea of where to go to sell these things.
08/26/2010
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