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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
My wife and I gave ourselves a really wonderful, fairly old silk qashqai rug for Chirstmas. Interesting saffron coloured field and rare (especially considering the size) in that both weft and warp are made of silk.


Sounds interesting. Have yet to find a Kashgai made of silk. I have a saffron coloured bijar rug that i adore....so very rare. Where did you place the rug in your house?
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Originally posted by khmark7:
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Originally posted by Rob_Sutherland:
My wife and I gave ourselves a really wonderful, fairly old silk qashqai rug for Chirstmas. Interesting saffron coloured field and rare (especially considering the size) in that both weft and warp are made of silk.


Sounds interesting. Have yet to find a Kashgai made of silk. I have a saffron coloured bijar rug that i adore....so very rare. Where did you place the rug in your house?


We've got it on the landing between the 2nd & 3rd floor right now. Don't know if it will stay there or go to the cottage. We just put in light gray wood floors there and it would look fantastic but it would rob us of enjoying it most of the time...

It's quite thin so it's also a candidate to hang.
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Originally posted by GlennK:

$10K+ for some of the works (if you can call them that)!! I don’t get sticker shock by much, but that was a surprise.


The ante price for anything even remotely serious from galleries with respected addresses is currently $5000-$7500 which is WAY down from 2006, forward. If someone was to work very hard at it, one could start collecting at the $2000 - $2500 price point, but be very careful.

There are still currently so many excellent buys under $30,000/$40,000 today, but the market may ( I said may) be starting to move again. The current market for over $5 million has clearly moved, and the over $20 million is as hot as it has been in 20+ years due to the looming tax B.S.

If you get a chance, watch at least the last 30 minutes of Exit Through The Gift Shop if not all of it.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:

$10K+ for some of the works (if you can call them that)!! I don’t get sticker shock by much, but that was a surprise.


The ante price for anything even remotely serious from galleries with respected addresses is currently $5000-$7500 which is WAY down from 2006, forward. If someone was to work very hard at it, one could start collecting at the $2000 - $2500 price point, but be very careful.

There are still currently so many excellent buys under $30,000/$40,000 today, but the market may ( I said may) be starting to move again. The current market for over $5 million has clearly moved, and the over $20 million is as hot as it has been in 20+ years due to the looming tax B.S.

If you get a chance, watch at least the last 30 minutes of Exit Through The Gift Shop if not all of it.
I’ll add it to my Netflix Q. Luckily, I have not been bit by the art bug and I really don’t see that changing so my money will go elsewhere. Smile
We went to the new-ish Chihuly Garden in Seattle earlier this year. In the obligatory gift shop visit, there are quite a few blown glass pieces, none more than about 10" tall or wide, for sale. My wife saw one that she liked, a smaller exquisite bowl with two free-form glass shapes loose inside it. I was quite shocked to learn that it was $7500 (I figured $3-5000). While I was considering it for about 10 minutes, we saw 2 other pieces at similar prices sell. Not a significant data point, but I remarked at the time that it's clear that there's still clearly a market for expensive small art pieces.

Despite the fact that his name is etched into all the pieces, Chihuly has not blown any glass himself for years now, though I understand he oversees production most of the time. Anyway, it's easy to see that the market for expensive art isn't just restricted to the top-end multi-million dollar pieces; it filters down quite a ways.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
We went to the new-ish Chihuly Garden in Seattle earlier this year. In the obligatory gift shop visit, there are quite a few blown glass pieces, none more than about 10" tall or wide, for sale. My wife saw one that she liked, a smaller exquisite bowl with two free-form glass shapes loose inside it. I was quite shocked to learn that it was $7500 (I figured $3-5000). While I was considering it for about 10 minutes, we saw 2 other pieces at similar prices sell. Not a significant data point, but I remarked at the time that it's clear that there's still clearly a market for expensive small art pieces.

Despite the fact that his name is etched into all the pieces, Chihuly has not blown any glass himself for years now, though I understand he oversees production most of the time. Anyway, it's easy to see that the market for expensive art isn't just restricted to the top-end multi-million dollar pieces; it filters down quite a ways.


Seaquam, the trickle down theory is indeed part of art.

I have made two major blunders in art, and Chihuly is one of them. Ask D next time we are together and she will recall all the details. Wink

As you are aware, the artist actually executing the work is not required in many art forms, it is the creative and artistic vision along with detailing the process that creates value and demand. ( think Serra)

You have a number of beautiful glass works in your collection, and a Chihuly would fit well within your townhouse. Cool
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Originally posted by GlennK:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by GlennK:

$10K+ for some of the works (if you can call them that)!! I don’t get sticker shock by much, but that was a surprise.


The ante price for anything even remotely serious from galleries with respected addresses is currently $5000-$7500 which is WAY down from 2006, forward. If someone was to work very hard at it, one could start collecting at the $2000 - $2500 price point, but be very careful.

There are still currently so many excellent buys under $30,000/$40,000 today, but the market may ( I said may) be starting to move again. The current market for over $5 million has clearly moved, and the over $20 million is as hot as it has been in 20+ years due to the looming tax B.S.

If you get a chance, watch at least the last 30 minutes of Exit Through The Gift Shop if not all of it.
I’ll add it to my Netflix Q. Luckily, I have not been bit by the art bug and I really don’t see that changing so my money will go elsewhere. Smile


Lucky indeed. Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by Jabe11:
V&A


Planing on going to the Tate Modern?

Yes, but we'll probably wait for the Lichtenstein temp. There is a temp at the Queen's Gallery that is next up, museum-wise for us; I hope to see in Jan.

Yesterday was our 1st day trip to Town since moving here. Happy to report we are an hour train ride to central London from our location Smile

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