Getting the Most For Your Painting
“Provenance is king. When you sell something, you want to know what it is, what's the story behind it, when and where it was made, and how to reach the right people - people interested in buying. This is more true of fine art than anything.” - Elizabeth Hulings
Why Own a Hulings?
You join a discerning group entrusted to care for a work by one of America’s most important painters..
Some recognize their heritage in the work. Some admire the painter’s technical brilliance. Regardless of the reason, the work holds its value on the secondary market.
The original painting for this book cover (Flight From Natchez, by Frank G. Slaughter, released in 1956 by Perma Books) showed up out of the blue for sale on Craig’s List a few years ago. Before I could act on it (to find out more or get ahold of a good image), it disappeared and […]Continue
These started out as one big painting. My father was working toward a solo show, and was being even more discerning than usual about what was acceptable to offer for sale. This one had not made the cut because of the way the compositional elements had come together, and he had set it aside, thinking […]Continue
This little plein aire sketch is called, simply, The Window. My father painted it from the front seat of our rent-a-car near near Niort in Western France. While he was painting, the lady of the house returned and parked her car in the middle of his composition. We explained that he was painting her lovely […]Continue
“An extensive array of paintings, drawings, ephemera, historical insights, and resources from one of America’s greatest realist painters will soon be available for public consumption. Collectors take note! Award-winning and revered American realist Clark Hulings is always on the tip of the tongue when discussing this country’s most influential and celebrated representational painters. “For […]
“Fans of contemporary Western art packed Altermann’s Camino Del Monte Sol galleries on Saturday, August 13, eager for a crack at the collection of the late Robert M. Eagle. A determined phone bidder won “Old Town,” a view of the sleepy New Mexican town of Cerrillos in winter, for $96,000, including premium. The oil by […]
At Heritage’s $4.2+ Million American Art Sale: Influenced by his childhood spent in Spain and the American Southwest, Kaleidoscope by Clark Hulings – a bucolic and vibrant depiction of an everyday market scene– fetched $161,000.
Hilton Head Art Auction brings in renowned artists’ work, big bids: Page after page of the catalogue featured work to be auctioned by artists such as Stephen Scott Young, Clark Hulings, Mary Whyte, Dean Mitchell, Joseph Lorusso, Dan McCaw, Dan Gerhartz, Milt Kobyashi, to name just a few. Top lots included the catalogue cover painting by Clark Hulings, a 24-inch by 36-inch oil, “Near Woodville,” estimated at $80,000 to $120,000, sold for $112,125.
The Jackson Hole Art Auction: Clark Hulings’ Lower Colonias will be offered at $100,000-$200,000.
Gallery-style corridor: The home’s architecturally rich interior reflects the Van Sants’ love for the Arts & Crafts aesthetic, as well as their art collections. Beyond the entry hall, the TEA2 team devised a gallery-style center corridor to display paintings by Clark Hulings, Joanna Arnett and other favorite artists on the upper walls, and books and objets d’art in lower built-in bookcases. Reproduction Greene and Greene period lanterns, sourced by Marilyn, and strategically placed skylights light the way.
“Clark Hulings was an American master painter who was said to be able to describe air itself with paint. Surviving, even thriving, as a realist painter throughout the second half of the 20th century was no easy feat but Hulings had the talent and dedication, and, thanks to a successful career in illustration, he had the financial resources to pursue fine art painting full time, and to become one of the true greats of 20th century representational painting.”
The Fund which bears Clark Hulings’ name helps working artists become thriving artists through business education, tools, networking, PR, and funding at critical moments. Fine Art Connoisseur featured CHF’s grant winners in 2013.
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