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Thank you for the question. You will likely require to pay taxation on the sale of the art work yes, however it may not be capital gains tax. This could be personal margin income tax, this will depend mainly on the length of time you have held the artwork for. However, the top tax rate for art work is 28%.
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You will also have a non taxable element on the sale if there is income taxation on the artwork, however given the length of time you have had it, you may not require to pay capital gains tax on the artwork, so long as it was not for business trade, or commercial purposes.
You are welcome, it usually prior to purchasing a home you are required to provide proof of funds, if the artwork. helped provide pay for this then it would possibly be highlighted at this point.
You should hopefully be fine then.