One of the most exciting parts of the auction business is finding hidden treasures in an estate. Recently, while we were setting up for an auction in Carbondale, we found a painting in one of the bedrooms. We went through the usual process of investigating the artist and the possible value of the art. As we kept looking, we were finding art pieces by the same artist selling for more and more money! We decided to contact our fine art contacts. We made the decision to consign the art piece at Selkirk Auctions in St. Louis. It will be featured in their April 20th Modernism auction. The auction estimate is $10,000 - $15,000!
Part of our expertise as auctioneers is recognizing valuable pieces and deciding the best way to sell them, even if that isn't in our auction! Keep an eye out for a follow up post about our experience at the auction!
If you are interested in bidding on this piece of art, you can contact us or contact Selkirk Auctions directly!