This is what art expert Les Fox teaches us in his book “The Art Hunters Handbook: – How To Buy Art For $5 And Sell It For $1,000,000.” In our interview with Les, he gives us some tips on how to hunt for valuable art at garage sales.
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- If it is an oil painting, feel the painting. Does it feel like an oil painting?
- Check the back of the painting. Instead of stapled, the canvas should be nailed to the frame.
- Check the name of artist — The ugliest Picasso is worth more than the most beautiful painting of a lesser known artists.
- What might look like blocks and circles to you may turn out to be a modern art painting. Find out who is the artist behind it. Do a quick research over Google or AskArt.com to find out if the artist is someone who’s work is valuable.
More tips to become a good art hunter.
- Develop an eye for art. Do research on your spare time.
- If you are in a garage sale and you’re not sure whether you should buy a painting worth hundreds of dollars, then you should Google the artist/painting or go to AskArt.com. This database contains over 240,000 artists and aroun 5 million art pieces.
- Save time looking comparing artworks in AskArt.com
- Get help selling artworks in auctions.
- Get a better price for your paintings. Les says that they can help sellers get 50% to 100% more for their painting.
You can watch our full interview with Les Fox in this video below:
Les Fox is an art expert and a New York Times bestselling author. He and his wife, Sue, have been in business for more than 30 years. Together, they have appraised and sold more than $50 million worth of art and collectibles, including a groundbreaking auction of Rare American Gold Coins at the Plaza Hotel in 1988. Aside from brokering fine quality 19th and 20th Century American and European art, they are also avid art and coin collectors and real estate investors. The Foxes have built or renovated 20 luxury homes.