Where to Find Vintage Paintings For Sale

Finding vintage paintings for sale during the COVID-19 pandemic can be difficult. Many art galleries are closed down. Some will remain so for awhile, and others might not survive at all. While in many places in the world businesses are slowly re-opening, it’s good to have a place to find quality art that’s always nearby and can be accessed safely, …

“Find Art Galleries Near Me”: You’re Nearer Than You Think

These days, many people are taking advantage of Siri on their cell phones to ask questions such as “find art galleries near me.” Often they are tourists in town looking to browse art galleries but not familiar with the “right” areas to find the galleries. What is remarkable is that many of these same people seldom visit online art galleries, …

How to Tell a Real Painting from a Fake Painting, Part 3

In this article I will go into another aspect of how to tell a real painting from a fake painting. You perform a general examination of the canvas and stretcher. Should you wish to read the other articles on the subject of how to know whether a painting is a fake, here are Part 1 and Part 2 . The canvas itself …

How To Tell if a Painting is Fake: Part 2, Signatures and Style

(by Guy Lyman) So you come across a painting with the name of a well-known painter signed on it, but you don’t know how to tell if a painting is fake or not. Did someone later add the signature to an unsigned painting? Where do you start in trying to learn the truth? There are even some wonderful cable shows …

How Can You Tell if a Painting is Real: Part 1 of a Series

Lots of people ask me (Guy Lyman of European Art Underground) “how can you tell if a painting is real” Usually what they’re asking is whether the painting is really by the person whose signature is on it. Sometimes it’s that they’re not sure whether it is a reproduction or an original work of art. I’m going to go over …

Why antique European paintings for sale are often bargains

On websites like my European Art Underground, you will see antique European paintings for sale at what might seem like bargain prices. Why is this so? What art is REALLY antique? First, there is this: what is considered “old” in America is not necessarily old to a European. For example, when I lived in France, I was able to pick …

New Orleans French Quarter Art Galleries Trying to Survive Coronavirus

  New Orleans’ French Quarter art galleries are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic, as so many other businesses are. Most have closed their doors for now, as the trickle of people still out and around cannot drive a single sale. It remains to be see which ones will survive this ordeal. The New Orleans art world has been rocked from …

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Buying Art Online Accelerates During Coronavirus

For years, buying art online has been becoming more and more mainstream. There are huge services such as Saatchi that boast endless thousands of listing, along with high-end sites such as 1stDibs (European Art Underground and New Orleans Art Exchange both list on 1stDibs and Barnebys). But with coronavirus raging, brick and mortar galleries that have traditionally seen their online presence …

Buying European Art Online

Fortunately there’s a strong current of good art that moves from Europe to America. The trick is knowing whom to trust to buy European art online from, since you can’t see it first. One reason people buy from European Art Underground is that they are not knowledgeable enough to buy art directly themselves without worrying about being taken advantage of. …

Can You Tell the $2,000 Antique European Painting from the $50,000 Painting?

If you have trouble deciding which is the more expensive antique European painting, you’re not alone. I look at thousands of paintings each year, and I’d have trouble myself. Why? Because while quality and price are generally related, price can be affected by other criteria than the excellence of craftsmanship. Chief among these is the “importance” of the painter. (SPOILER: …