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#18 9 ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO VALUING AUSTRALIAN INDIGENOUS ART


An Early Broad Shield nineteenth century, New South Wales To be offered for sale in my June exhibition of Important Australian Indigenous Art.

An Early Broad Shield
nineteenth century, New South Wales
To be offered for sale in my June exhibition of Important Australian Indigenous Art.

In my line of work I'm often asked 'How do you place a value on art?' 

In some cases this question is asked from a philosophical viewpoint, from which I'll spare you the answer. 

Mostly, though, it's a question from people with a serious interest in starting or building on their collections and wanting a strong framework with which to make their buying and selling decisions.

It got me thinking, while placing a value on an Indigenous artwork utilises many of the same criteria as with 'Western art', there are also many differences in our approach...

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