Top Tips for Buying Art

Taking the first steps into purchasing artwork can be a daunting decision. Here at the Graphic Studio Gallery we have been struck by the number of new and first time buyers emerging in the last few months so here is our advice for buyers whether new or seasoned aficionados.

1. Buy what you love - Take the time to find something that moves you and enjoy the experience of searching, considering and buying.

2. Set a budget - Know what you have to spend but be prepared to extend yourself if you find that unique piece that blows you away.

3. Think Ahead - Art is best when it is part of your everyday life so think about where you are going to display it in terms of size, colour and theme.

4. Take care of it - ensure your newly purchased work is framed to a high standard...poorly framed work can be damaged over time.

5. Talk to us! Here at the gallery we help people everyday to find that perfect piece for their home, office or friend. Drop in to the gallery and ask some questions, see where it leads.

Services

Gallery Venue Hire



Looking for a unique and private space for an evening reception or morning meeting?

Graphic Studio Dublin is delighted to open up our gallery for hire as a cool and contemporary location for your upcoming event. We offer daytime, evening and weekend hire of a beautiful, bright and open plan two floor space. We can provide light refreshments and a relaxing atmosphere, conveniently located in the heart of the city centre.

Pop into the space to see its potential or contact the gallery on 01 679 8021 or gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com to get a quote for your event.



Framing



The Gallery not only promotes an understanding of printmaking but also advises clients in selecting a work of art whether buying for investment or purely for pleasure.

We can give advise from choosing a print, for a present or for yourself, to bespoke framing. Whatever the budget we can work with you to find something suitable.

All our frames are acid free conservation frames.



Gift Vouchers



A Gift Voucher is the perfect gift when you can't decide what would best suit the person you are buying for.
The recipient can exchange it here for an original fine art print of their choice from emerging and leading Irish and international artists.

Gift Vouchers can be purchased by phone on 01 679 8021 or by email gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com, or by coming into the gallery in Temple Bar.



Art Consultancy



Fine Art enhances and enriches any working or private environment.

Graphic Studio Gallery supply fine art prints from a network of international and national artists for installation in new and existing buildings in the corporate, residential, hospitality, healthcare and education sectors.

We specialize in meeting clients schedule, budget and hanging requirements. Clients include J. P. Morgan Stockbrokers, Ernst & Young, Venu Brasserie, The Shelbourne Hotel, OPW, Lorcan Lyons Architects, Bons Secours Hospital and Beaumont Hospital.

We can produce a bespoke CD of images to suit your specific requirements.

To discuss further, please contact Peter Brennan
on 01 679 8021 or gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com



Commissioned Editions



You can commission an exclusive edition from individual artists, therefore getting artwork to suit your budget and taste. This is ideal for corporate gifts or company presentations. Get exactly what you want in the style that you want.

Every year since 1989 Behaviour & Attitudes have commissioned a limited edition print by established or emerging artists from Graphic Studio Dublin. The prints are distributed to their clients as a Christmas thank you to them. This collaboration won 'Best Business/Arts Collaboration by a Small Business' in the Allianz Business 2 Arts Awards for 2003 and 2008.

Have a look at our artist pages to help you choose a style or artist that you like.



Wedding Wish List



Prints make lovely Wedding presents. We contribute to a wedding list service www.weddingwishlist.ie. This is Ireland's largest wedding list service making it easy for wedding guests to buy the perfect wedding gift.

Alternatively you can set up an account with us and after the wedding we will present a gift voucher with all the names of the contributors to the couple. To discuss further, please contact Peter Brennan
on 01 679 8021 or gallery@graphicstudiodublin.com