Pierre Bittar French Impressionist Artist  
 

Pierre Bittar: French Impressionist Artist

 
 

 

Collecting & Investing in Impressionistic Art

Most collectors of Impressionistic art buy it because they enjoy the beauty of the painting. However, many investors do not realize that to buy art of this style is one of the most important long term investments they could ever make.

Amazingly enough, the founder of Impressionism, Claude Monet, was alive only eighty-two years ago and the value of his paintings have increased by an astonishing ten thousand times. The interesting question is how did his paintings, as well as other paintings of other artists of Impressionism, gain so much value in such a relatively short period of time? The works of this extraordinary style of painting now sell for several million dollars. Can you think of a long term investment that gives you more pleasure and greater return?

It would be fascinating to learn the answer to why Impressionistic art has such a great appeal and continues to increase in value.

 

Impressionistic Art's Vast Appeal

  • The viewer receives a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction due to the fact that he has unconsciously reconstituted in his mind what the artist has felt and expressed through strokes of colors, defining the different light he is perceiving.
  • Stepping backward from the painting, the viewer feels the movement and smells of the atmosphere as if he is himself out of doors. However, when he gets closer to the painting he sees nothing but incomprehensive shapes of colors.
  • The viewer perceives a great sensation of peace, serenity and internal happiness that the artist felt as he painted outdoors.

 

Impressionistic Art's Continued to Increase in Value

Because of the great appeal explained above manifested by the thousands of people who crowd the entrances of museums each time there is an exhibit of this style of art, the value of Impressionism will continue to increase with the years. As Impressionistic art and its artists becomes more scarce, there will be an even greater demand to view its beauty.

The scarcity or disappearance of Impressionist artists will be because of the following reasons:

  • Impressionism is an art which requires a special talent beside just the talent of being an artist. It requires many years of experiencing painting outdoors before relying on your painting as your only source of income - according to Monet, at least twenty years.
  • This technological age is luring young talent in a new direction that assures a steady living. They are able to express themselves in a new artistic form through computer graphics.

In conclusion, it is difficult to foresee, in twenty years, the cost of paintings from the School of 'true' impressionism. The paintings of Impressionism you purchase today, if we consider the facts above, may increase in value by hundreds of times. Remember Monet, having lived only eighty-two years ago, and his paintings have increased by the thousands!

While the biggest benefit is the enjoyment Impressionism will give for
generations to come, and this remarkable quality is priceless, our
collectors do well to consider the value of their investments.


Le Bateau on the Loire River, France
Boat on the Shores of Italy

Current Sizes and Prices

All prices include framing. Shipping available worldwide.

Size Code Dimension of Painting Michigan, Summer & Fall European & Winter
5F 13 3/4 x 10 5/8" $5,500 $5,900
5A 14 x 11" $5,500 $5,900
6F 16 1/8 x 13" $5,900 $6,300
6A 16 x 12" $5,900 $6,300
8F 18 1/8 x 14 15/16" $6,500 $7,000
9A 20 x 16" $6,900 $7,400
10F 21 5/8 x 18 1/8" $7,300 $7,800
12F 24 x 19 11/16" $7,800 $8,400
12A 24 x 20" $7,800 $8,400
15F 25 9/16 x 21 1/4" $8,400 $9,000
15X 23 5/8 x 23 5/8" $8,400 $9,000
20F 28 3/4 x 23 5/8" $9,800 $10,500
20A 30 x 24" $9,800 $10,500
25F 31 7/8 x 25 9/16" $11,100 $12,000
30F 36 1/4 x 28 3/4" $13,100 $14,200
30A 36 x 24" $13,100 $14,200
30X 31 1/2 x 31 1/2" $13,100 $14,200
40F 39 3/8 x 31 7/8" $16,900 $18,200
40A 40 x 30" $16,900 $18,200
40X 40 x 20" $15,500 $16,740
50F 45 11/16 x 35 1/16" $19,400 $20,900
50A 48 x 36" $19,400 $20,900
50X 39 3/8 x 39 3/8" $19,400 $20,900
60F 51 3/16 x 38 3/16" $23,600 $25,500
60A 52 x 38" $23,600 $25,500
60X 43 2/8 x 43 2/8" $23,600 $25,500
80X 47 1/4 x 47 1/4" $28,800 $31,000
100F 66 3/4 x 47 1/4" $35,000 $37,800
Custom sizes from 11 feet high to 20 feet wide are available.
Price is based on size, so please contact us to inquire.

 

Portrait Pricing

Current Portrait Price List
Size Painting
Sizes
1 Person 2 People 3 People 4 People 5 People
5A 11" x 14" $7,400 --- --- --- ---
6A 12" x 16" $7,900 --- --- --- ---
9A 16" x 20" $9,300 $10,700 --- --- ---
12A 20" x 24" $10,500 $11,900 $13,300 $14,700 $16,100
20A 24" x 30" $13,200 $14,600 $16,000 $17,400 $18,800
30A 24" x 36" $17,700 $19,100 $20,500 $21,900 $23,300
30X 31 1/2" x 31 1/2" $17,700 $19,100 $20,500 $21,900 $23,300
40A 30" x 40" $22,800 $24,200 $25,600 $27,000 $28,400
50A 36" x 48" $26,200 $27,600 $29,000 $30,400 $31,800
60A 38" x 52" $31,900 $33,300 $34,700 $36,100 $37,500
For more than 4 people or pets in a portrait, please add $1,400 per additional person or pet.

 

Winter in Michigan
View of Les Pyrenees in France

 

Discount Policy

No Discount
If the purchase amount of the painting/s does not exceed $25,000, no discount is offered. This policy is to protect our past collectors so they will not feel that their art purchases from the Pierre Bittar gallery have depreciated.

10% Discount
If the total amount of paintings purchased, no matter when they are purchased, exceeds $25,000, the collector will receive a 10% discount then and for all future purchases.

15% Discount
If the total amount of purchases for one day exceeds $35,000, the collector will receive a 15% discount for that day only. For any future purchases, the 10% discount will apply.

Commercial Discount
The Pierre Bittar Gallery does offer a discount to interior designers and galleries who wish to purchase Bittar work. For purchasing information and the requirements to qualify for this discount, please contact the gallery in Harbor Springs at 231-526-6750 or email us at info@pierrebittar.com.

 

 

Appraisal Services

The Pierre Bittar Gallery keeps a record of all of the collectors who purchase from the gallery. If you inherit a painting, or are looking to purchase a Bittar from an auction and have questions as to its authenticity, the gallery offers a free appraisal service to assist you. Look for this information before e-mailing or calling the gallery for an appraisal.

  • The dimensions of the painting
  • Any reference numbers on the back of the painting
  • Previous Sales Receipts or Certificates of Insurance
  • The subject of the painting (Europe or U.S.)

All of this information isn't necessary for an appraisal but it will give you a more accurate one. To have your Bittar appraised send a photo to the gallery e-mail at info@pierrebittar.com or call the gallery in Harbor Springs at 231-526-6750.

 

 
 
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