You may already be aware that the price of bronze has been increasing for several years due to global demand for copper. Recently, all metals are on the rise... this means your favorite artwork prices will increase too. Because we bid a lot of large-scale public art, we've been watching this very closely; we've already seen an over 15% increase in material costs since December.
While the value of an artist's work befittingly goes up throughout their career, a large factor of pricing is the cost of materials the artwork is fabricated from. Our artists absorb as much of these material cost increases as possible, when it's no longer feasible, the only choice is a price change. That's actually good news for collectors - the value of your collection goes up with each increase.
Much of the art we show is made from Bronze, Steel and Aluminum, therefore...
Our recommendation to you, the collector, is to lock in the price of that piece you've been eyeing before the next bump. Place an order with a 50% deposit and you can pay the balance over time (up to 6 months). Many sculptures may need to be cast/fabricated requiring weeks to months before it can ship anyway.
If you are placing an Order's Only purchase online, we will contact you with details of when to expect your artwork. If the artwork will take more than 2 weeks to fabricate/cast/create, we will adjust your payment to reflect only the required deposit and charge the balance with a series of smaller monthly charges, or with a single payment prior to shipping depending upon your preference. Shop Online
Here are a few links on the subject....
The Fabricator: Rise in Steel Prices continues
Market Watch, New Tariffs to Raise Prices
Barron's Tariffs: Giving Steel Prices Another Nudge
JK Designs, Inc.
JK Designs, Inc. serves as the design team for the National Sculptors' Guild. Owned and operated by a father/daughter team of John & Alyson Kinkade, we have placed over 550 significant public art statements since 1992. Shop online or contact us to commission something unique for your space.