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What You Need To Know Before Buying A Sculpture

It’s no secret that sculptures are a popular home decor item. If you’re considering purchasing one, there are some things to keep in mind before making your purchase.  First and foremost, it is important to take measurements of the space where the sculpture will be placed so you can ensure it will fit comfortably. 

Additionally, when choosing a piece make sure to consider its color and whether or not it matches any other items in your home. When looking at a potential piece for purchase, notice how much light is illuminating the sculpture; if there isn’t enough natural lighting then artificial lamps should be considered as well. Ultimately what matters most with regards to buying art for your home is that you love it!

So what other things do you need to consider before buying a sculpture?

Buy Original Sculpture

If you’re looking for a genuine sculpture, purchase one that is created by the sculptor’s hand or under their direct supervision. You can study it and research its authenticity to be sure if the artist did not make an original in your lifetime. If there are any bronzes on sale from varying centuries, don’t forget to look out for high-quality casts as well as limited editions made at foundries approved by artists themselves!

Find Out the Sculpture’s History

Art historians who want to understand the full potential of a sculpture or artifact must study its early provenance. What is not known about artwork can change how we interpret it, and by learning more about these sculptures’ pasts, art lovers are able to get a better sense of what they’re looking at.

Make Sure that the Piece is not Damaged

Before purchasing an art piece, it is important to examine the work closely for any restoration or damage. If you find that a nose has been repaired or fingers have broken off of the sculpture, these may not be deal-breakers as they can decrease its value in some respects but still make for a beautiful and interesting addition to your collection!

Think About Placement

When selecting where to put a sculpture, keep these possibilities in mind. Larger sculptures serve as the focal point and draw your attention towards one region or another because they can be viewed from all sides; abstract sculptures create excellent focal points that generate emotion for those viewing them from all viewpoints. 

Consider how you want guests to feel when looking at what may not have any meaning with regards to its shape but has an emotional connection attached due on account of its location such as something reflecting beauty

captured by trees near water during sunset hours-a place so enchanting it would make anyone stop dead in their tracks just long enough capture every detail before continuing again.

Never Underestimate its Weight

Carefully place your sculptures in a safe, open area where they won’t topple over. Leave the lifting and moving to an experienced art handler or shipper who will make sure that all is secure at every step of transit.

Choice of Medium

Sculptures are made of a range of materials and can be used in both conventional and formal gardens or homes. Some sculptures may last longer than others depending on the type of material, but all will eventually deteriorate over time.

In the end, it’s important to remember that sculptures are a home decoration item and not something you should buy on impulse. If you want to make sure your purchase is meaningful, spend time thinking about what kind of sculpture would work best in your space and why. We hope this article has given you some things to think about before making an investment in this type of art for your home. Do any of these points resonate with how you shop for sculptures? Contact us if so! Have you had success finding original artwork at affordable prices by using one or more of our tips? Let us know in the comments below!

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The Marshall Gallery, located in Scottsdale’s Historic Arts District, has been the center of contemporary art since its founding in 1998. Boasting a collection of paintings, sculptures, and exquisite glass pieces, the gallery hosts several exhibitions each year plus a biennial glass invitational that attracts top-notch talent. Here you will find exceptional art presented in an open and relaxed gallery space, which is perfect for browsing the ever-changing collection. Explore on your own, or allow our expert art consultants to offer complimentary assistance to find the perfect addition to your own collection. Looking for the perfect piece of art to complement your home’s decor? Visit us in person or browse our online art store!