"Everything is perfection ... to get this from a pencil leads pencil drawing into a completely different dimension."

Fiona Osbourne-Young (on Gary's art)
Head of Wildlife Art, Christies Auction House


SECONDARY ART MARKET

One of the most extraordinary features of Gary’s limited edition print sales has been the early emergence of a secondary market in his prints. This has been due to the sell-out success of his editions, thereby creating a demand beyond the limited supply. Out of the 124 limited editions (plus canvas editions) only eleven are still available from Gary at the published price from our shop. The rest have sold out.

Virtually all of his editions have at least doubled in value but after a few years a considerable number have reached extremely high prices. The list below highlights the known value of some of his  editions.

TITLE OF L/E PRINT

PUB YEAR

PUBLISHED PRICE £

MAX KNOWN RESALE PRICE £

Green turtle

1987

8.50

3500.00

Narwhal

1987

8.50

1800.00

African elephants

1988

15.00

2400.00

Bengal tigress & cub

1989

20.00

2600.00

Bottle nose dolphin

1989

20.00

2000.00

Emperor penguins

1990

25.00

1300.00

Humpback whales

1990

25.00

2500.00

Jaguar (square)

1990

30.00

2600.00

Hippo

1990

25.00

1600.00

Lion

1990

33.00

900.00

Indian elephants

1990

38.00

1000.00

Cheetah

1991

28.00

1300.00

Orphans

1991

28.00

1200.00

Jaguar (long)

1991

32.00

2400.00

Love and Protection

1992

38.00

850.00

Giraffe & oxpecker

1992

32.00

1200.00

Brown bear cubs

1992

16.00

700.00

Snow leopard

1993

42.00

3200.00

Ostrich

1993

38.00

1500.00

Tree frog

1993

23.00

750.00

Bengal tigress & cub

1994

40.00

1200.00

 Baby African ele suckling
 1994
 45.00 760.00

Iberian wolves

1994

55.00

1500.00

Swimming polar bear

1994

55.00

1,050.00

Mother’s love

1995

40.00

750.00

In dreams

1995

37.60

1000.00

Serval

1995

42.00

800.00

Heat & Dust

1996

42.00

1400.00

Stealth

1996

45.00

645.00

Elegance

1996

55.00

500.00

The Charge

1997

77.50

1000.00

Supreme

1997

68.00

600.00

Sleepy head

1998

70.00

550.00

 Wobbly 2000 55.00  910.00
 Sabu 2002 75.00 787.00
 Angel Eyes (canvas)
2006
 230.00 1200.00
 Soulmates (canvas)
 2007 270.00 1150.00

To some extent the widespread use of the internet in recent years has made it easier for collectors to find rare prints, thereby slightly reducing some prices. But nonetheless, Gary’s prints still maintain high market value, sometimes increasing in value many times their initial published price within a few years.

Gary has never personally dabbled in the secondary market because he believes that as the publisher and artist he must sell at the published price. He does hold back a handful of most editions however, for auction or sale for charities.

IMPORTANT: We have received many requests to buy prints. We never buy secondary market prints because we only sell Gary's still available prints at published price. Our advice to any prospective sellers is, if possible, hang on to the print(s) for a few years. With the current economic climate the market is currently quite depressed and may well improve in the future.


 


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