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Article by Sculpture For Sale – Five Things To Look For When BuyingJohn Boswell
ResearchSculptures were crafted all over the world and still are today. Each represents a different culture and heritage and it is worth doing some research to see what type you wish to own. Knowing the background to a particular art can help you get a good idea on what you are looking for when you decide to buy and can ensure you make a decision you won’t regret later.
Start SmallDecide where you want to put the piece in your house or garden. For first time buyers, it’s a good idea to start small. Ideally, this would be a small sculpture that can rest on a table or a windowsill or in the garden that will stand alone. Keeping in mind where you want to put your sculpture is a good idea as it will prevent you from buying too large and cluttering up your space. Otherwise, it’ll end up in the attic along with the junk.
Starting small will also give you time to consider how much you want to invest in this hobby and how you will want your collection to grow.
QualityIt might seem obvious, but be careful when buying to check for quality. For example, if you see a bronze sculpture for sale, look for any wearing of the metal, cracks or chips that may affect the overall value of the piece. These can be expensive and time consuming to repair and being careful when looking can save you from being ripped off. This is especially important if you are buying a sculpture second hand.
Galleries / Sculpture ParkGalleries are good places to buy. It gives you an opportunity to choose a piece that will suit your home and also give you a good idea of what size the actual sculptures are, giving you a better idea of what will suit your home.
CommissionsIf you still looking at sculptures for sale but can’t find exactly what you are looking for, consider having a piece designed for you specifically. If you are certain what style you like and put enough thought into the design, you can create a high quality, long lasting piece of art which will hold more value for you. Rather than spending the money on something you quite like, spend some more on something that you love.