WHAT KIND OF ARTWORK DO YOU HAVE?
Available Art represents artists working in all media -- painting, sculpture, photography, prints, and other wall pieces. Other wall pieces is defined as works that are not free standing, that is, they must be hung in some manner, but are more sculptural in feel than, say, a painting. Pieces made out of paper, resin or plaster are possible examples of these types of work. We also represent artists working in all genres -- figurative, landscape, abstract, realist, geometric/linear, folk, comic, to name a few.
If you are looking for a very specific type of work, say, art with a Jewish, or an African-American theme, we have that too. If erotic art is what would serve your character, yes, we have that too. Available Art will also track down specific art. In some cases, should a search be particularly labor intensive, a small fee will be charged that will be credited to you should you decide to rent from us.
HOW DO THE CLEARANCES WORK?
All artworks are rented with the understanding that they are pre-cleared for use as set dressing in film, television, commercials, theater, still photography, etc. Producer signs an agreement (see Rental Agreement) which defines the scope of that use. Available Art will sign in-house agreements/clearance forms on behalf of the artists, should said agreements not substantially alter or broaden specifications of use as set forth in the Available Art Rental Agreement.
CAN I VIEW THE WORK IN PERSON?
Yes. If you would like, Available Art will set up a studio visit with the artist.
CAN I FRAME THE ARTWORK?
In most cases, if a piece is unframed, artists will agree to let you frame their work however you choose. Please note however, framing costs are the productions responsibility.
HOW DO I PICK UP AND RETURN?
Works are picked up from and returned to each artists studio. In most cases the studios are located in Manhattan or Brooklyn, NY. Available Art does not warehouse any artwork. Pick up and return is the responsibility of the production. The production is also responsible for wrapping pieces securely for travel. Usually, heavy duty bubble wrap and cardboard backing will suffice.
Should shooting occur outside the New York area, works can be shipped by your teamsters/set dressing department, FedEx, or a certified art mover. Please note, shipping costs are the responsibility of the production. Available Art can provide names of certified art movers, although in most cases your own teamsters/set dressers or FedEx are a better bet time wise, and financially.
In certain instances, Available Art will pick up and deliver for an additional fee.
Producer is required to provide a certificate of insurance (that covers the full market value of each piece, as shown on the invoice) before the art will be released from the artists possession. In lieu of an insurance certificate, a deposit check that covers the full market value of the works will be required. Available Art must have this check in its possession before artwork will be released. For first time clients Available Art reserves the right to cash the deposit check until the safe return of all artworks.
Artworks are rented based on specified periods of time. Should the works be needed for additional periods of time, Available Art will invoice for any extensions of lease period, and extension fees will be based on a percentage of the original rental fee.
All payments are payable to Available Art. Payments should not be given or made out directly to the artist. Payment is required within 10 days for taking possession of work.