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Chris Curtis
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Hi Matt,

I am not sure if I uploaded the picture before,

but I am just looking your opinion on the value of fountain made by Chris Curtis artist from Vermont

is been sold to me for $500 and I just would like to know if it is a fare price, the fountaion is signed by the artist.

Thanks

Hernan

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You hadn't attached the pic the first time, but either way it is hard to say, Hernan.  $500 is not a lot of money for a hand made granite sculpture, but a sculpture is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it.  If the artist's work is established and well recognize, then there may be a relatively consistant market value associated with it.  Short of that, it's really just a matter of how you feel about the work vs. how you feel about your money.  When considering artwork, a good rule of thumb is to consider how many hours it would have taken to create, and how much you think the artist's work is worth per hour.  Commercial work like illustration is often priced this way.  

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I can answer questions in reference to bronze casting (the lost wax process & copper alloys) & finishing. I can also answer questions about sculpture in general including: armature building, clay construction (plastalines and oil-based clays), fabrication, TIG arc welding (including aluminum), metal chasing and finishing, patination, and wax sculpture construction (including modeling waxes, casting waxes, and sprue waxes). I also have a limited knowledge of copyright law as it pertains to the fine art maker and his/her work. I do not claim to have any particular knowledge in the fields of bronze art antiquities and their values, or the value of work created by specific artists or their processes.

Experience

I have been working with bronze for over a decade and a half. I studied the lost wax process in college, went on to study the art abroad in Cortona Italy, and continued as an apprentice at the Johnson Atelier in Trenton, NJ. My love for the medium carried me on to take it up professionally. Now, I produce my bronze work and the work of others with my own company: "Inspired Bronze Inc".

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Inspired Bronze, Fine Art America

Education/Credentials
Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts (BFA) from the University of Hartford Art School University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program graduate: Cortona, Italy Johnson Atelier School of Sculpture apprentice program graduate: 1st Class Apprentice

Awards and Honors
Charles Salsbury Award (artistic excellence) "Mostra" exhibit-Cortona, Italy, Orlando Museum of Art-1st Thursdays exhibit, exhibited in AIDS benefit show 97, '98, 3rd place in ArtWorks Gallery juried exhibiton 99, University of Hartford Grant recipient for four years

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