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Monet’s Les Peupliers is set to fetch $25 Million dollars at Christie’s New York on May 4th 2011

Monet's Les Peupliers

Monet's Les Peupliers is expected to fetch $25 Million at Christie's New York

Les Peupliers was actually bought in 2000 for just over $7 Million, 11 years later it’s expected to sell for $25 Million, that’s quite a good return on your investment! The auction record for a Monet was $80.4 Million for Le Bassin aux Nympheas, which was sold in May 2008.

Conor Jordan, head of Impressionist & Modern art at Christie’s explains that “We anticipate great enthusiasm from many collectors, dealers and museum directors who have been eager for a quintessential Monet scene such as this.”

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Monet’s Les Peupliers actually sold for £13,489,500 Million ($22,482,500) on the 4th May, 2011 to a private American collector.

Interested?

If you too, are interested in acquiring Monet paintings but don’t have the Millions needed to buy an original, you can always purchase a fine art reproduction oil painting of any of his paintings through Fabulous Masterpieces. We’ve hand-painted a lot of Monet paintings over the years, if you would like to see some of our examples, please do email us and let us know.

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our art reproductions please leave a comment. To view the Monet online art gallery please click here – Monet’s Online Art Gallery.

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Just a quick post to show you an oil portrait that Fabulous Masterpieces’ artist Sam Banks painted,  has now been picked up by Traditional Homes & Interiors Magazine! Please click on the image to read.

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One of our beautiful child oil paintings. Please click on the image to enlarge.

If you’ve ever thought about commissioning an oil portrait of your family or loved ones, please visit the Commission a Portrait page for more details. We actually have 2 child portraiture artists, Tom Lloyd and Sam Banks who paint in completely different styles. To take a look at examples of their portrait work please visit the Child Portraits page.

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning our oil portraits please leave a comment.

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Art Reproduction

Hello, I'm Tim, Co-founder of The Premier UK Art Reproduction called Fabulous Masterpieces

When you’re looking to commission an art reproduction of your favourite painting you’ll notice that American companies are generally a lot cheaper than European and UK art reproduction companies. There is a reason for this, and it’s called quality! Although most companies profess to paint museum-quality art reproductions, the standard really does vary. The majority of art reproduction companies get their art reproductions painted in China. When first starting Fabulous Masterpieces we diligently flew over to China to do extensive research. I personally spoke to alot of art studios and artists to find out about the quality of  their art and the art reproduction industry.

Looking at most of the paintings over there that were getting shipped out to the USA, the quality rangeded from poor to ok but never close to top-notch. It certainly wasn’t what I would term “museum quality“. The majority of artists over there told me that, generally, this kind of ‘high’ quality was fine for America but that the Europeans & Brits reject them as the quality just isn’t good enough. Hence why the majority of our artists are in Russia, predominantly in St. Petersburg. I’ll show you an example.

An Art Reproduction of Klimt's The Kiss from an American Art Reproduction Company

Klimt's The Kiss

The original painting by Gustav Klimt

As you can see there are major differences, but what do you expect if you’re only paying $150? You will notice that the colours are very bright in the replica and details are missing such as the leaves in his hair and the flowers on the mound that they are kneeling on. Her facial expression is also incorrect.

Example 2

Below is an original painting by Seurat and our reproduction oil painting by Fabulous Masterpieces plus a Museum Quality art reproduction by an American company for you to compare and contrast.

The Original - Seurat's Sunday Afternoon

Art reproduction: Fabulous Masterpieces' Oil Painting of Seurat's Sunday Afternoon

Seurat's Sunday Afternoon by an American Art Reproduction Company.

You can see just by looking at these examples and comparing  them with the original, what the differences in quality are. Hence, the differences in price. A lot of  art reproduction companies version of “Museum quality” really does not live up to the term. Remember to always have a look at the examples of their replicas on their website to check out the quality.

So the answer, in terms of price differences with art reproduction companies, is that as with most things in life you get what you pay for.  If budget is more important to you than quality, then you’re in luck as you can buy art reproductions of your favourite painting from as little as $100. If quality, however is more important to you, then please buy your fine art replica with us as  the quality of our paintings is what we pride ourselves onWe didn’t spend 2 years sourcing artists before starting Fabulous Masterpieces for nothing!

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We’d love to hear from you! If you would like to add something,  or ask a question concerning art reproduction please leave a comment.

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Fabulous Masterpieces is the Premier UK Art Reproduction company. Curious to learn more about us? Then please visit the About Fabulous Masterpieces page. 

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