FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How much do I get if my art sells?
A: Post Fine Art anticipates a commission of 20 - 30 percent of the final sales price. Please see our Consignment Terms for details.
Q: Are there guidelines for artwork that Post Fine Art prefers to consign?
- If we feel work is by an artist we can sell to our clientele, we will consign it.
- Post Fine Art works hard to reach a national audience, however our geographic location and the networks of our principals make artwork regional to Denver and the Rocky Mountain Southwest our first focus. Historic regional artists include Charles Partridge Adams, George Elbert Burr, Gene Kloss, Birger Sandzen, Joseph Henry Sharp, Frank Vavra, William Sanderson, Herbert Bayer, Edgar Britton and Vance Kirkland. We will accept recent significant works by Dale Chisman, Lu Cong, Joellyne Duesberry, Wes Hemple, Quang Ho, Emilio Lobato, Amy Metier, Tony Ortega and Daniel Sprick, among others.
- Our secondary focus is nationally recognized artists. Examples might be John Baldessari, Alexander Calder, Jim Dine, David Hockney, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Motherwell, James Rosenquist, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol.
Q: Are there artists whose work you will not consign?
- In general terms, we cannot consign works by artists we know nothing about. This will not help either of us.
- We will not consign commercially marketed artists such as Bev Doolittle, Bill Mack, LeRoy Neiman, and Thomas Kinkade.
- We will not consign artwork by celebrity artists such as John Lennon, Tony Bennett, Tony Curtis, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr or Jerry Garcia.
Q: I recently went on a cruise and bought some pictures at one of the on board auctions where I was told they were valuable and a great investment. I now realize I don't like them and want to sell them. Can you help me?
A: No. Artwork offered under those circumstances is generally commercially available and not of interest to our clients.
Q: Aside from Post Fine Art, what are my options for selling art quickly?
A: If the art you want to sell is by artists with national or international reputations, you can offer it to Christie's, Sotheby's, or Bonham Butterfield. You will pay for shipment to New York or San Francisco, fees for photography in the auction catalogue, and auction sales commission fees. For artists with a regional reputation we offer the following suggestions:
|Scottsdale Art Auction
7176 Main Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
|Santa Fe Art Auction
101 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75219
Q: Who are the staff and owners of Post Fine Art?
A: There are three principals in our organization:
- Ann Daley – former Associate Curator of the Denver Art Museum, private curator and advisor, author, and member of the Appraisers Association of America.
- Susan Kirk: former career in public affairs with Holme Roberts & Owen LLP, Regent with the University of Colorado from 1992 – 2004, community leader.
- Andrew Stemple: founder – owner – president, Metropolitan Frame Company.
Q: How is artwork marketed by Post Fine Art?
A: Our primary business model is that of an online gallery. We display and rotate inventory on the walls of our gallery space at 387 Corona, however display space is limited and reserved as a viewing area for buyers to make final inspections upon purchase. Our core marketing effort is online display where every piece of inventory will be displayed with pertinent information including the price. Alerts and announcements via email drive online traffic with direct mail items such as postcards.
Q: I have an artwork that is damaged. Can I still sell it?
A: If you have art that is faded, torn, or stained, you will have trouble selling it.
Q: What do you do about insurance?
A: Consignors should maintain their own insurance on all art consigned. Post Fine Art's insurance only covers your work against theft or damage while on our premises.
Q: How long are works consigned and what if I change my mind?
A: Consignment periods are usually three to six months. If you wish to retrieve your art sooner than that, we will dissolve the Consignment Agreement at our discretion.
Q: How quickly will my art sell?
A: Nothing is more unpredictable than the art world.