"Edgar Barrios Ortiz was born in Tacna, Perú in 1960. He developed an interest in art that lead him to enroll in the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes del Perú (ENBA) from which he graduated in 1990. He explored and studied different fields of the visual arts such as craftsmanship, batik, Folk art, macramé, leather embossing and ceramics painting. In 1989 he was awarded the Honorable Mention at the Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes. After years of exhibiting art in his native Peru, his name became a trademark of fine art. Years of hard work paid off with the development of a unique and vibrant style, full of emotion and overflowing with talent: he reached the full and mature art level that characterizes his work today. From then on, his masterpieces paved his way to international exhibitions.Barrios vibrant colors, Music, Clown, Circus, Harlequin and Lovers characterize his world.and his romantic scenes, transport us to a forgotten enchanted place: ancient Venice. His precise use of light, bring his characters out of the canvas giving them life in an otherworldly reality. His knowledge of different kinds of craftsmanship made him the ideal portrayer of a naive medieval Venice, Italy rich in exuberant colors, textures and fabrics. One look at his art and the wonderful world of Edgar Barrios will take hold of your imagination to never leave."
When assessing an artist's work, appraisers must look at sales of works by the same artist. Art gallery sales prices are private.
We must then go to auction sales prices which are public. When using comparable work by the same artist, medium, subject matter and size are factors to be considered.
Appraisers most often use price per square inch of previously sold comparable works by the same artist as a measure of value.
Using this standard method, I was able to determine that your 30 x 36" painting by Barrios has an estimated auction value of $5400.
In this case, I was able to locate some retail prices as well. Again, using the standard square inch method, I was able to determine a retail value f $8,143 assuming excellent condition.
If you wish to sell close to retail, try the following:
The internet has your widest pool of buyers. To sell close to retail try the following -
I suggest the you try artbrokerage.com selling
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A private seller to a dealer can expect 30-60% of retail value.
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11 Oct 2015, 12:36 AM