“THE PURPOSE OF ART IS NOT A RARIFIED, INTELLECTUAL DISTILLATE – IT IS LIFE, INTENSIFIED, BRILLIANT LIFE.”

Alain Arias-Misson

FRANQUE ART CONSULTANCY

At Franque, art informs everything we do. We live and breathe it. In the Franque retail space, we think we have created a unique place to experience Australian art created by some of the country’s most interesting, collectable artists. We love supporting artists, and feeding the appetites of a wonderful array of collectors who come to the Franque salon to see, experience and buy art. We hope that we are encouraging and never intimidating in the way that we champion Australia art and artists.  We want to make the experience of buying collectable Australian art fun and relaxing. These values sit alongside our knowledge and connections to the current art market and the true value an art piece holds. Collectively, Franque has more than 40 years’ experience dealing in fine art.   Reputation and trust are at the core of Franque’s relationships with our artists and clients. Our interest covers a broad spectrum of artistic sensibilities from painting and sculpture through to contemporary photography and video art.

A natural extension of this is Franque’s Art Consultancy services where we work with our clients to enhance their private collections. We understand the need to feel 100 per cent comfortable with the work that you intend to buy, before you commit. This is 100% natural.  

THAT’S WHY WE OFFER:  

ARTWORK “TESTING” IN SITU  

24-hour loans of works so that pieces can be seen in situ. Interested clients can see how the work interacts in the space at different times of the day. It is also a solution to those nagging questions – will my partner like it? Where will it go?  

ART ADVISORY  

Whether you are just starting a home or company collection, are a established collector or simply buying a piece for the fact you love it and can’t live without it, we are more than happy to offer you our opinion and guidance, whether on a single piece placement or as a collective   consultation on your collection.  Read about the 2015 tax benefits here.  

ART RENTAL 

Whether it be for a house up for auction, for a special event or film shoot, we also offer a rental service in fine art*.

ART ACQUISITION PAYMENT PLANS

At Franque, we recognize that everyone is a collector. It is not just a pasttime of the uber-rich. We offer the option of paying off works over a period of time. This layby option can make art acquisition more affordable.  

We want to make the experience of buying collectable Australian art fun and relaxing. These values sit alongside our knowledge and connections to the current art market and the true value an art piece holds. Collectively, Franque has more than 40 years’ experience dealing in fine art.

Reputation and trust are at the core of Franque’s relationships with our artists and clients. Our interest covers a broad spectrum of artistic sensibilities from painting and sculpture through to contemporary photography and video art.    

* All art work loaned by Franque is on the proviso the client leave full credit card details in case of any damage to the work whilst in the care of the clients. Damage to art work will incur charges.