The 2012 edition of "Davenport's Art Reference & Price Guide" covers over 335,000 artists in oils, watercolors, drawings, sculpture, etc. Numerous listings were updated and 15,000 new artists were added.
For those not familiar with the Davenport's, the publication has the great advantage over other art reference books and online databases in that you can find out almost instantly whether an artist is "listed" and whether or not his or her work has commercial value. As a research tool, the Davenport's is like the compass that points the way when all you have to go on is an artist's name, signature or monogram and nothing else. A must for estate agents, Davenport's quickly identifies the merit of the artist, helping prevent costly mistakes. Without Davenport's, you would have to rely on multiple art references and price resources with the hope of finding some information; with Davenport's, you find the name fast and find out exactly where to go next. Many artists are listed nowhere else.
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