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Art Hunters Handbook, West Highland Art Auctions

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Original Paintings for Sale

Fern Coppedge

SUPERIOR Quality

18 x 20

20 x 24

25 x 30

$60,000

75,000

100,000

GOOD Quality

18 x 20

20 x 24

25 x 30

EXCEPTIONAL Quality

18 x 20

20 x 24

25 x 30

$40,000

50,000

75,000

$80,000

100,000

150,000

The paintings shown below represent average, above-average and “top of the line" examples for each artist, in our professional opinion. True, beauty may be "in the eye of the beholder”. But there are definitely objective standards for categorizing variations of quality. Composition, bold color, and attention to detail are among the characteristics knowledgeable collectors and dealers use to compare Good, Superior and Exceptional quality paintings. No two paintings are identical. Nor is there any way to “prove” that one painting is better than another. We have sold paintings that we consider “Superior” at well below “Exceptional” prices. And not everyone agrees that an “Exceptional” painting is worth a 25% to 100% premium. In the end, the price of art is always negotiable. On a certain day, based on competition, the economy and current events, a painting may sell at auction for more or less than the pre-sale estimate. This makes art collecting exciting, fun and challenging. Provenance may also add value.

Emile Gruppe

SUPERIOR Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

$8,000

12,000

18,000

GOOD Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

EXCEPTIONAL Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

$5,000

7,500

10,000

$12,500

25,000

30,000

Johann Berthelsen

SUPERIOR Quality

16 x 20

20 x 24

30 x 36

$12,000

15,000

25,000

GOOD Quality

16 x 20

20 x 24

30 x 36

EXCEPTIONAL Quality

16 x 20

20 x 24

30 x 36

$8,000

10,000

16,000

$16,000

20,000

35,000

Edouard Cortes

(Note: Cortes paintings must be authenticated by Nicole Verdier in Paris.)

SUPERIOR Quality

10 x 13

13 x 18

18 x 22

$25,000

37,500

60,000

GOOD Quality

10 x 13

13 x 18

18 x 22

EXCEPTIONAL Quality

10 x 13

13 x 18

18 x 22

$18,000

25,000

35,000

$32,000

55,000

80,000

Anthony Thieme

SUPERIOR Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

$18,000

27,500

36,000

GOOD Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

EXCEPTIONAL Quality

20 x 24

25 x 30

30 x 36

$12,000

17,500

28,000

$45,000

75,000

150,000

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