CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI (CIRCA 1932–2002)   Love Story  (1972)

Love Story

Private Sales have become an ever-increasing form of trade in the marketplace. I have successfully facilitated many significant transactions using this method of sale to private, corporate and institutional collections.

There are several reasons why a private sale may be the best option for a particular artwork. These include:

  • Avoiding exposure of an artwork to the open market
  • Facilitating a transaction between buyer and seller where discretion is necessary
  • Being able to target a specific collector or institution

It is worth noting that most Australian institutions prefer to acquire works of art in this manner rather than buying through auction.

As Private Sales are done ‘behind closed doors’, integrity and trust are paramount. I have built my career on giving clients proper and clear selling advice when it comes to this type of sale. I take great pride in being able to match and place a particular work to a particular collector and/or collection and help negotiate a successful transaction for both parties involved.