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Artist Spotlight: Hockney
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Considered one of the most influential artists in the 20th century, David Hockney’s art of Los Angeles swimming pools and photo collages are highly coveted and sell for incredible prices at auction. Beverly Loan Company, who are LA natives in their own right, offer collateral based loans and outright purchases of David Hockney artwork. Born […]

A Brief History of Pop Art
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Beverly Loan Company, also known as the Pawnshop to the Stars, makes loans on many luxury items, however, one of the most interesting items they accept as collateral is fine artwork. Working exclusively with modern and contemporary art, the collateral lender sees many genres of art, particularly Pop Art. The “Pop Art” movement, as it’s […]

The Most Expensive Sports Memorabilia
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While there are millions of sports collectors, enthusiasts and fanatics around the world, there are not many who can claim they have the “most expensive” piece of memorabilia. Those lucky few who have had their hands on rare and important sports objects have made hundreds of thousands, if not millions at auction. Beverly Loan Company, […]

What is a Fine Art Print?
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A fine art print is an authorized copy of original artwork created either by the artist themselves or a skilled craftsman. Even though these prints are not the “original” piece of art and exist in multiples, they can be considered works of art in their own right. Prints are often a way for artists to […]

Beverly Loan Company Guide to Pawning Art
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There are many reasons why a person would need to obtain a collateral loan on their fine art – and Beverly Loan Company, Los Angeles’ premier pawnshop, has heard almost all of them. With an ever fluctuating art market it can be difficult for some collectors to find an immediate buyer, and usually when a […]

Artist Spotlight: Andy Warhol
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There is a small group of artists that have claimed the title of a “household name artist”, an artist that almost everyone has heard of – an artist that is so well known that you can see his or her art in your head by just the mention of a name. Van Gogh, Picasso, Da […]

What is Art Basel and What Does it Mean for Art Lenders?
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Art Basel is a Miami based annual event that allows galleries, collectors, museum directors, curators and artists to gather and appreciate modern and contemporary artwork. This event is one of the most respected in the art world, where art lovers party, speculate, and appreciate both established and up and coming artists. Beverly Loan Company makes […]

Pawning Art – The Primary vs. Secondary Market
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Beverly Loan Company, the upscale pawnshop residing in Beverly Hills, has been making contemporary and modern art loans to the Hollywood’s elite for more than 75 years. Pablo Picasso, Jean Miro, Roy Lichtenstein, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michael Basquiat, and Damien Hirst are just a few of the household name artists, whose works are pawned on a […]

How to Store Your Art
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Beverly Loan Company purchases and makes loans on contemporary art of all kinds, and prides themselves on the ability to work with a variety of medium, ranging from canvas to sculpture.  Beverly Loan Company takes every precaution to store valuable art prints and paintings so they’ll be in the same condition as when they were […]

Comments Off on Collateral Loans on Art Gain Popularity in a Struggling Economy with a Booming Art Market
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The art world is experiencing a boom right now with prices higher than ever.  According to the New York Times, art sales at galleries and auction houses in New York alone have reached an estimated $8 billion a year. Modern contemporary art is especially popular and the wealthy are paying what some feel are ridiculous […]