ANY INVESTMENT IN ART MUST WAIT FOR TWENTY YEARS???

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THAT WAS THE HONEST ADVICE OF AN OLD SALT!!

 

COULENTIANOS IN THE GREEKSINART COLLECTION TODAY!!

WHEN YOU ARE IN A SQUEEZE YOU THINK DIFFERENTLY, YOU ACT DIFFERENTLY AND YOU EFFORTS ARE MUCH MORE OF HIGHER INTENSITY. I PUT MYSELF RATHER OFTEN IN DIFFICULTIES OF MY OWN MAKING BUT THAT IS WHO I AM.

SO, WHO IS THIS WRITING TODAY AND WHAT IS THE PRURPOSE?

I DO AGREE WITH THE OLD GENTLEMAN WHO ADVISED ME THAT BUT I ALSO SEE THE VALIDITY OF SELLING AND BUYING ON THE QUICK , EVEN THOUGH THE PROFITS MIGHT NOT BE AS HIGH IN MOST CASES. 

I SOLD ITEMS I BOUGHT RIGHT AFTER AN AUCTION, I SOLD ITEMS A FEW MONTHS AFTER I BOUGHT THEM AND I REFUSED TO SELL CHEAPLY ITEMS I BOUGHT FOR NOTHING BECAUSE I KNEW THEY WERE WORTH A LOT MORE THAN THE OFFERED MONEY.

I BOUGHT THIS COULENTIANOS SMALL SCULPTURE AT AN AUCTION IN LONDON. IT WAS A CHEAP PURCHASE OF 400 POUNDS BUT I LIKED WHAT I SAW , EVEN THOUGH I KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THE ARTIST. THE STATUE SAT ON MY WORKING TABLE FOR A YEAR AND SOMEBODY OFFERED ME 1800 POUNDS FOR IT, WHICH I REJECTED OUTRIGHT. MY DEMAND WAS 3000 POUNDS AND NOT A PENNY LESS. NO DEAL WAS MADE AND THUS THE SMALL STATUE SAT ON MY TABLE.

TWO YEARS LATER I OFFERED IT FOR SALE THROUGH SOTHEBYS WITH AN ESTIMATE OF 2-3000 POUNDS. I HOPED TO MAKE AT LEAST FIVE BUT AUCTIONS ARE AUCTIONS AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW THE WIND WOULD BLOW ON THE DAY OF AUCTION. ON THE DAY THE SMALL FIGURINE OF COULENTIANOS SOLD FOR NEARLY 9000 POUNDS WITH COMMISSIONS.

I SOLD AFTER TWO YEARS, I REFUSED A GOOD PROFIT TO SELL PRIVATELY AND THE AUCTION RETURNED ME DOUBLE WHAT I WANTED EARLIER.  A FEW YEARS LATER THE SAME ITEM MIGHT HAVE SOLD FOR DOUBLE THE 9000 IT ACHIEVED IN 2002.

CONCLUDING, I MUST ADMIT THAT A LOT OF STRATEGIES APPLY TO ART INVESTMENTS AND THE TWENTY YEAR GOLDEN INVESTMENT PERIOD IS A WISE ONE. ALAS, I COULD NOT AFFORD THAT LUXURY UNTIL MUCH LATER IN MY LIFE!!

PETER CONSTANT

 

 

 

 

CANNOT COPY IMAGES, WE DO NOT REPORT SALES!!

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THE MAJOR AUCTIONS AT WILL DO NOT ALLOW US TO COPY THEIR IMAGES!!

 

THIS IS UNFORTUNATE AND FOR THAT REASON WE AVOID ADVERTISING THEIR SALES AND ANY POSSIBLE BARGAINS. INSTEAD , WE WILL CONTINUE TO USE IMAGES OF OUR OWN STOCK AND DISCUSS THEIR MERIT!!

TODAY WE WILL DISCUSS THE FIGURATIVE PAINTINGS OF AGGELOS PAPADOPOULOS, AN ARTIST WHO DEVOTES HIS SKILLS AND ART TO FIGURATIVE PAINTINGS OF MERIT.

OF COURSE AGGELOS IS NOT THE ONLY FIGURATIVE ARTIST WE STOCK BUT HE HAPPENS TO BE ONE WE LIKE BECAUSE OF HIS SPONTANEITY AND HIS TOUCH OF REAL LIFE IN ATHENS

 

GOOD MORNING IN ATHENS, PAINTED 2004

BE BACK WITH MORE WORKS BY AGGELOS!!

A BLOG OF MENTION AND ADVICE TO ALL!!

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EXPERIENCE IS A VERY VALUABLE COMMODITY!!

 

A SIMILAR PAINTING A BARGAIN IN 1986

WE SHARE OUR EXPERIENCES WITH YOU THE READERS FOR FREE AND OUT OF INTEREST TO THE WELFARE OF ALL. TODAY WE ARE DEALING WITH THE ISSUE OF ATTENDING AUCTIONS AND WAITING FOR YOUR BARGAIN TO COME. IF IT IS A BARGAIN, POUNCE AND BUY, IF IT IS NOT WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE.

THIS IS HOW EVENTS UNFOLDED AT SOTHEBYS ON THIS OCCASION!!

PETER COANSTANT

CANNOT BUY IN FRANCE UNLESS THEY HAVE MY PASSPORT DOCUMENTS!!

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ARE YOU PLANNING TO BUY IN FRANCE?

THEY WONT ACCEPT A BID UNLESS YOU PROVIDE THEM WITH YOUR PASSPORT DETAILS OVER THE NET. THAT IS FRENCH LAW AND REGULATIONS. TALKING ABOUT RED TAPE AND ABOUT THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF DOING ANY BUSINESS UNLESS YOU HAVE TOLD EVERYONE ON THE NET WHO YOU ARE, WHERE YOU ARE AND WHAT PASSPORT YOU POSSESS. PREPOSTEROUS!!

THE BARGAIN I WAS INTERESTED IN NOW HERE , IF ANYBODY CAN BID ON IT, EXCEPT FRENCH PEOPLE AT THE AUCTION. WHY IS IT ON THE NET INTERNATIONALLY THEN?

 

AUDAP- MIRAMBAUD, 17TH JUNE 2018, PARIS

 

ZARATE,  LOT NO  139 3000-5000 EUROS

 

 

 

THIS IS A GREAT PAINTING BY ZARATE AND AT THE ESTIMATE A MEGA

BARGAIN!!

PETER CONSTANT

MONET AT NATIONAL GALLERY UNTIL END OF JUNE

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MONET AND IMPRESSIONISM PLUS ARCHITECTURE

 

THIS IS WHAT THE NATIONAL GALLERY IS TRYING TO MARRY AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY AND THE EFFORT DESERVES APPLAUD, DESERVES VIEWING THE EXHIBITION THAT STAYS OPEN UNTIL THE 29TH OF JUNE.

PETER CONSTANT