The hidden life
29 August 2022

This is an abstract impressionist painting completed with applying 7-8 layers of colors to indicate the desired complexity. This was completed by the artist who's color blind (mostly red-green deficiency) with the help of his family for balancing the colors.




This piece is in the possession of the artist.

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Answered within 39 minutes
By Delia
Aug 29, 13:18 UTC
Fair Market Value
$600 - $900 USD
Suggested Asking Price $1,000 USD
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Hi Sal,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

Sal Kurian (American, 20th/21st Century)
"The Hidden Life," August 2022
Abstract impressionist layered acrylic on canvas
22 by 28 inches
signed, dated and titled, verso
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition
PROVENANCE: property of the artist
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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Sal kurian Aug 29, 14:00 UTC

Hi Delia,

Thanks for the quick follow-up. My previous works have been direct sales to a few businesses near me and to my friends. I currently do not have a gallery representation, but is actively working with Zenith Gallery in Washington DC for a representation.

Regards, Sal

Delia Aug 29, 23:01 UTC

Without a body of auction records - or gallery sales - I've priced this along the lines of other works by contemporary artists of similar size, medium and age. Keep in mind that the prices Mearto evaluates at are for Fair Market / auction purposes, which are usually/often (quite a bit) lower than gallery/retail values.

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