One of the finest and most aesthetically pleasing investments we can make is adding to our art collections. Original one-of-a-kind paintings are also quite a status symbol due to their unique and limited nature, so it’s no wonder why so many distinguished gentlemen keep a constant eye out for quality pieces that haven’t already found their way to a museum. No matter what school or style of art interests you, finding well curated galleries of distinguished paintings and sculptures can take some serious effort.
Here’s a handful of discerning dealers that might have just the piece for you:
- Agnews Gallery
- Established in Manchester in 1817, this is one of the most historic and iconic galleries for finding Old Masters pieces. The business was purchased in 2013 and has since expanded to feature 19th and 20th century works as well. Here you can find an exquisite collection of Old Testament, New Testament, portraiture and a few select landscapes and mythological pieces.
- Michael Goedhuis Gallery
- For fans of Chinese artwork, the London-based Michael Goedhuis gallery will be completely captivating. The gallery specializes in Chinese contemporary, but features an outstanding collection ranging from Modern paintings to bronze sculptures all the way back to Neolithic pottery.
- Salon 94
- If discovering new and emerging artists is more your style, the Manhattan-based Salon 94 is a great choice. The gallery rotates in a fresh exhibit every month or two and features numerous up and coming artists from all schools. While pieces by emerging artists can be a bit dicey about retaining their value, there is such a wide variety of pieces to choose from that it’s difficult to not find something that catches your eye.
- Weinstein Gallery
- The Weinstein Gallery was established in 1992 with a focus on the period of non-objective and surrealist pre-war European artwork, leading into the beginning of the American abstract expressionism period following the war. The gallery features several exclusive artist’s estates as well as countless other pieces by period artists throughout their two galleries located in San Francisco, California. If you are a fan of artwork that is much more open to interpretation, this is one of the finest galleries in the world to try to strike a deal.