Richard Parry FAQs
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For a studio visit
My studio is located within Zone 2 of London. Please give at least one week's notice. Visits usually last one hour.
To purchase an artwork
Tell me the title of the artwork, and I'll be in touch with availability, price information and to answer any questions.
To see an artwork
Tell me the title/s, and I'll be in touch to arrange a viewing in person and/or online.
Can I see available artworks?
Yes. Please contact me.
What's the best way to learn about an artwork that interests me?
Seeing it in person is the best way. No obligation studio visits are free and available by appointment. You can informally view artworks and I'll be able to answer any questions.
What if I cannot personally inspect an artwork?
You might request a condition report (a written description or video of it's condition. These are prepared in accordance with my Terms of Service.
Do you offer installment payment plans?
Yes. On purchases over £5,000.
Do you accept commissioned projects?
Can I pay in another currency?
Payment is received in Pounds Stirling (GBP). Sales, use or value added taxes (VAT) may be due on your purchase/s. Before agreeing a purchase, please research any import/export restrictions that may affect your decision.
What shipping options do you provide?
Shipping remains the responsibility of the buyer. I can help compile art transport quotes and arrange storage and collection facilities from my studio
Can you advise on the installation of my artwork?
Yes. I can explain how to install the artwork through step by step instructions and video conference calls to your technician/s. I can also suggest interesting approaches to installing reflective artworks. Sometimes I can recommend local technicians or attend in person.
Does your artwork come with a certificate of authenticity?
Yes. This comprises your original paper invoice and online ownership documents, accessible from my website with your personal login.
What do you advise clients on the selection of frames for your painting?
Like John Bratby said: Ideally there should be no frame. The paintings are, in most cases, designed to the furthest extent of the picture-surface and encroachment, however small it may be, will impair their visual conception.
What do you advise clients on the selection of frames for your works on paper?
Mounting materials should be acid-free, and the clear layer over the front should be treated to protect the artwork from UV rays.
How can I access my ownership documents?
Sign in through richardparry.studio (from my website navbar, right hand side) or scan the QR code on your invoice.
Do you have a returns policy?
Yes. Please ensure the artwork is returned to me within 14 days of leaving my studio (at your risk and cost), in the original condition, securely packaged and including my original delivery documents. Since my first sale in 2006, there have been no returns.
Do you like jazz music?
Are your paintings Readymades?
I hope not.
In which galleries have paintings from the OBEY series been exhibited?
The New Dome in 2008, MOT International in 2009, 3236RLS/Gallery Le Bourgeois in 2018.
When did you start painting paintings about JAZZ?
I painted JAZZ LIVE JAZZ in 2009.
How many OBEY paintings are there?
I've been painting them since 2009. There were over 200 at the last count. The exact number remains ongoing.
Do you use environmentally friendly materials?
I don't know. All artwork is provided "as is".
What do you think of the Zabludowicz Collection?
They're bad aren't they, Zabludowicz?
Are you still art-dealing?
I need the money. We're not all Eddie Peake.
Are you the Glasgow international curator LOL?
No. But who decided it was time to start curating all this olden art again? I never even liked it the first time around. It’s like all these gallerists have raided their mum's and dad’s art collections and decided that Lubaina Himid is suddenly cool again. But I’m not having it.
What's your preferred medium?
Painting, Land Art or Field Recording - it changes every five minutes!
I'd like to start making art. How do you recommend I get started?
I don't really know. For me the vision was to make art that didn't exist, because everything else was so unsatisfactory.
Is it true you're best m8s with Prince Harry?
Whatever happened to the Bloomberg Commission?
I knew it was coming. I knew they didn't have the nerve. The paintings were all decommissioned after a month. Too radical.
Do you have a copy of the Bloomberg Commission exhibiton text?
Yes. There's a copy here.
What's Art Zimbabwe?
Art Zimbabwe is an expanded approach to mail art and contemporary art processes having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular 'native information'. It is the study of a particular landscape without taking into account any outside influence.
Are there any studios coming up at Lewisham Art House?
I don't know. I'm not involved with allocations.
Are you still working at Christie's?
No way man!
Are there any Richard Parry tote bags left?
Hey guys, a couple yeah?.
Do you have any old New Dome catalogues for sale?
No. Maybe try Frenetic Happinness or Antenne Books.