PARADOXES EXIST FOR NATIONAL ART AND SPECIAL SECTIONS OF ART
I have been involved in art for over forty years and I can remember well art of certain nations flying and then collapsing. Such examples which are fresh in memory are the art of Sweden, Spain, Russia, Greece. All four nations had serious economic issues for that to happen.
VICTORIAN BRITISH ART IN PERMANENT DECLINE?
I take the opportunity to discuss this section of the British art market because the collapse is so obvious that art selling in tens of thousands of pounds in the 1980s cannot raise low thousands or in many case low hundreds. Victorian art was unwanted and dismissed in the seventies but came back in the 1980s very strongly.
I am hopeful that Victorian art will be back in the spotlight once again but when is the question and how long can investors wait for it to be showing signs of coming back to the good old days?
The Musicians by Charles Spencelay at a provincial auction failed to sell but ……..
That was not really what Spencelay’s art makes tens of thousands of pounds. Nevertheless, such a painting at below one thousand should have sold, regardless.
We remain hopefull that this type of art will soon be back as a favourite one for collectors. Is it an opportunity to invest in some good Victorian artists or ??????
Peter Constant BA, MA