CURIOUS DUKE Gallery

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Buyers Guide

Buying art can often be daunting, as well as exciting, so what do you need to consider?
 
We now offer FREE delivery to all UK addresses on all artwork bought online, for any framed artwork please call us for information!

BUY ART YOU LOVE
You will have an aesthetic that you will lean to, but it will take time to find what you like and what you will want in your artwork, be it screen print, sculpture, small, large or monochrome and rainbow. You will live with your artwork so make sure you love it, there is no need to hurry. Search online, go to exhibitions, degree shows, anywhere and everywhere and read about artists as it may be how and why an artwork is created that unites you. Investing in art is investing in the artist. A good dealer will be more than willing to answer questions and offer knowledge about the artist, they may already have information sheets written about the artist or interviews for you to read. Don't hurry and you will find something that holds your attention. 
 
WHAT ARE YOUR OPTIONS
When you are searching for that special piece, are you looking for an original or limited edition artwork? Depending on your budget, a limited edition piece may be more affordable.

ORIGINAL ART
Original pieces factor in materials and its uniqueness. These will be one of pieces created from the artist hand. The attraction of an original artwork is that you will be the only person in the world that owns that image.

LIMITED EDITION
With limited edition artworks the materials and cost of production are spread out across the number of prints. This in no way takes away from the artwork as a limited edition print will always be unique according to how it is made. Often with limited edition works, there isn't an original work if it has been created digitally, or the original may not be available for sale.
 
Whilst we are talking about limited editions, make sure your print is numbered with the edition number and how many are in the run, for example 5/25. As for all artworks, they may not be signed in which case there should be a certificate of authenticity. This is very important.
 
CAN I COMMISSION A BESPOKE PIECE
Please click here to find out more about commissioning a piece from one of art artists
 
YOU HAVE FOUND THE ART WORK OF YOUR DREAMS WHAT NOW?
 
I WOULD LIKE TO PAY FOR THE ART WORK IN INSTALLMENTS
With most galleries you can choose to either pay the full price in total on the day you wish to purchase or pay in installments over 6 months. There are often many options that can be consider in regards to purchasing the art work of your dreams. Give us a call or email to discuss options. 
 
OWN ART SCHEME
We can now offer an interest free loan to purchase your art, the payments will be spread over ten months. Please see out blog for more details and how to apply here
 
Phone: 02072516551
Email: info(at)curiousdukegallery.com
 
CAN I MAKE YOU AN OFFER ON PRICE?
Yes of course, just send us an email. We only want to send art to a loving home. 
 
DOES MY PURCHASE INCLUDE VAT?
Yes, Curious Duke Gallery is VAT registered. For a VAT receipt please email us on info(at)curiousdukegallery(dot)com . VAT Number: 190243523
 
HOW DO I HANG IT?
So how will you hang or show the work in your home? Not all artworks will come framed, or you may want to change the frame. Frames will either have a wire on the back for you to hang from a nail or screw depending on how heavy it is, or their will be a fixing that you will have to match the screw to exactly. If D.I.Y is not your thing, some galleries offer installation, just as we do. 
 
DO I INSURE MY ART WORK?
As I'm sure will all do, do retain the receipt as proof of purchase if you wish to insure the art work at a later date.
 
Lastly, do not be afraid to ask questions. You need to enjoy the art work so ask as many questions as you need to.
 
OUR SERVICES
 
FRAMING
Our framing service answers all your questions. Instead of leaving the artwork hidden under a bed, release it into your home in all its glory with our high quality framing service in collaboration with Taylored Framing, more information here.

INSTALLATION
So now your new artwork is framed, what next? Installing artwork isn't everyones idea of fun, or easy. But this is where we can help. We can install your treasure in your home with care and expertise. We will ensure that all work is installed correctly and safely with appropriate fixings for both the wall and the art work.
 
CURATION
We'll curate your existing art collection to truly show off your artwork in all it's glory. Your back catalogue will be considered alongside each other in order for them to stand out and compliment each other when installed.
 
WEDDING GIFT LIST
Wedding lists can be tricky, afterall there are only so many kitchen gadgets that two people need. So, why not give your home an makeover with artwork? Simply email us on info(at)curiousdukegallery(dot)com and we can discuss your tastes, which works that you like or if you'd like to commission your favourite artist. We can then create for you, your wedding gift list and your friends and family can register their choices with us. 
 
GALLERY HIRE
Love to see your work on our walls? The gallery is available for short term hire for events & exhibitions. Contact info(at)curiousdukegallery.com for more information on rental, charges and to register your interest.
 
TALKS
Eleni Duke is available for talks, panel discussions and seminars. Please email info(@)curiousdukegallery.com with information about the event. 
 
ART PLACEMENT
We provide art for photoshoots/ events/ exhibitions/ filming please get in touch if you are interested to work with our artists.
 
ART CONSULTATION
Any project any space, if you need art work or a bespoke piece we can help. Just email us with the project specification and what you require and we will see how we can help.  
 
COLLABORATION
We work with a number of different companies in a number of different ways. Whether it be hosting an exhibition in your venue or promoting services through events at our gallery we are open to suggestions. Email us for more info at info(@)curiousdukegallery.com To see a list of our current partners please click here

To find out more on how we can help you and to book a consultation, contact us on info(@)curiousdukegallery.com

 
P.S
The most important tip anyone could give you regarding buying art is this; do you love the art work?
 
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