We recently installed Daniel Reynolds’ largest kinetic sculpture yet into the New Art Centre nr Salisbury. With a backdrop of sculpture by Barbara Hepworth and ceramics by Edmund de Waal, Daniel’s work looked in very good company in the new Design House space created by architect Stephen Marshall. Also appearing in these images is the rather impressive work of Alex Steplin.
If you would like to commission Daniel to create a similar sculpture for your interior or architectural project, do get in touch. While commissioning an artwork might seem like a daunting prospect, many of our clients like the idea that their chosen artist is creating a bespoke piece, a work that they have had an active part in the creation of and approach our gallery to help them with the process.
The New Art Centre can be found at:
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If you are thinking of commissioning an artwork you may find our “do’s and don’ts of commissioning artwork guide” useful below.
Commissioning artwork does not have to be difficult or expensive. Cavaliero Finn has put together a short list of Do’s and Don’ts to help client’s commission artwork for their homes.
Make sure you know the artist’s work and be confident that whatever they create you will like.
Ensure you have seen a variety of different works by the artist and that you understand the full scope of their work.
Meet with the artist and discuss what you are looking for in as much detail as possible. Be clear and concise and let the artist know your reasons for commissioning the work.
Make a list of the artist’s work and split them into works that you love, those you like and those you are not keen on and share this with the artist.
Expect to pay a non-refundable deposit of around 50% of the total price of the finished commission.
Get something in writing from the gallery or artist confirming your requirements and make sure you know when the commission will be completed.
Stay in contact with the artist or gallery you’ve commissioned the work through to ensure that you are happy with the progress being made on your commission. Most artists will contact you half way through the commission to ensure that the work is going in the right direction for approval.
Be prepared to wait for your commission, many artists have a programme of shows to provide work for and will fit commissions around these.
Don’t expect to be able to commission an exact replica of a work that has already been sold.
Don’t ask an artist to create a work in a stye they wouldn’t normally do.
Don’t be too prescriptive, you are commissioning a work that is the artist’s creation, not yours.