I received the images of your painting by Kevin Sharkey (b. 1961). You have the original painting.
Sharkey, who works in the style of Gerhardt Richter, is considered a contemporary artist. Traditionally most Contemporary Artists do not have auction sales history, however Sharkey does. Prices for his works are still higher at primary gallery than secondary sale. Meaning, it costs more to buy his paintings at a gallery when they are fresh to the market than it is when the painting is re-sold at auction.
If you sell your painting, it will be a secondary market sale. When it was purchased at ThatGallery, it was a primary market sale.
His highest re-sale price at auction so far is 700Euro. That was just last month and it was against an 800 – 1200Euro estimate. His estimates at auction tend to remain fairly conservative in 300 – 400Euro range and his auction sales average between 200 – 300euro.
Here is a list I have made for you of the auction companies who have handled works by Sharkey
Phone: 353 28 22338/21183
Mullen's Laurel Park
Old Bray Road
Ross's (XXXXX XXXXX & Co)
Phone: +44 (0)28 9032 5448
It is free to contact auction houses and get an estimate for sale. You can contact each auction house through their website. You will send them photos and information. You would not be obligated to sell with any of them. Please bear in mind that estimates will vary from each business, and that the highest estimate is not necessarily a guarantee of a sale.
Contact all of them, if possible for you, regardless of the company location. This will also help you get a consensus opinion on the value and estimates. Approach each one as if you are interested in selling through them. Auction houses take a percentage of the final sale price, so it is in their best interest to sell it for a premium bid.
Feel free if you have further questions about your painting.
Please only leave feedback when you feel satisfied your question has been answered.
Our conversation will continue as long as you please, even after a rating is left.