Henning Fine Art Overview
Henning Fine Art does its best to accurately showcase quality works of art from the 16th century to contemporary. This online gallery has been designed and dedicated not only to listed artist who you will find in our "Search Inventory" but also to "Unsigned / Untitled Works" and "Fine Art Objects" that range from 16th century wood carvings to works in bronze and more. Below you can easily find short descriptions and links to the collections described above, be sure to check back often as we regularly add new work. Don't be shy either to reach out if you are specifically looking for particular artists, styles etc...
Inventory of "Listed" Artists
Chances are you have more than once heard the term "listed artist" and while it's used by many individuals the meaning of the word can deviate. The dictionary definition states that a listed artist is "a term commonly used by appraisers to describe an artist who is listed in standard reference books" but in todays internet based world is has changed. Dealers, appraisers and collectors have moved away from using these limited physical reference books that contain a few thousand artists names and onto large internet databases that contains hundreds of thousands of artists. What determines whether an artist is "listed" today now is the history of auction records they have. Just having a single record does not meet the definition but having many multiple examples from different auction houses and times on a semi regular basis does. These artists are considered more sound investments since you can literally see how their market fluctuates over time from those records. This does not mean a listed artist is of "higher quality" than one who is not, it just means you get a more clear and sound picture of the work your buying and what you can expect in the future.
Unsigned / Untitled Works of Art
The second collection of art that Henning Fine Art offers is categorized as "Unsigned & Untitled" works. This means that the work of art advertised is not signed or the present signature can not be proven, determined or related to any other well documented artist with solid auction records. These works still range from the Renaissance to Contemporary and should not be discredited by any means. Every collector has different intentions and desires for their acquisitions and what matters first and foremost is that your buying works you love and can be inspired from. These unsigned works vary in mediums from oil paintings to watercolors but all come from very talented hands. The quality and level of execution is just as good if not better than those from listed artists which many times is true. When looking to decorate your home or fill your collection with superb one of a kind works the stunningly aesthetic unsigned pieces are a great option. When one doesn't have to worry about researching a particular artists and catching yourself up on current auction records it frees you up to view works with a more open mind and heart to see what invigorates, inspires and entertains!
Fine Art Object
The most unique collection of varying works of art available are "Fine Art Objects" which range from wood carvings from the turn of the 16th century to art deco bookends, fine clocks, European porcelain and much more. Artwork should not only be limited to works on paper and canvas but also too three dimensional objects that required a highly skilled artisan / craftsman to create. Sometimes what was initially created for a utilitarian purpose or everyday use turns out to be sought after by collectors like early American weathervanes which can today result in auction prices well into tens of thousands. Fine art objects overall tend to better represent time periods, cultures and important historical moments that were captured in objects of value that don't rest in the normal definition of fine art. Again, these types of original creations should not be discredited but embraced because once again they don't serve only as excellent investment opportunities but offer a unique way to decorate and enlighten ones interior or collection. Many times these pieces are one of a kind and carry a wonderful story of when, where, who and how they were created.