Hang-Up only deal in 100% genuine and authentic artwork. All artworks
that we sell with come with a Hang-Up invoice and any prints sold that
have been published by Hang-Up come with a certificate of
Screen printing was devised in the 1920s and originally used for
commercial purposes. It was not until many years later that it was in
fact made famous by the Pop artists of the 1960s. They took this
commercial method initially used primarily for printing t-shirts to
make their art of consumer icons. It is essentially a stencil process,
the heart of which involves a fine mesh or screen that is tightly
stretched around a rigid frame. The areas that are not to be printed
are masked out on the screen. Most screen prints are made up of a
number of layers - with each stencil allowing a different element or
colour to be printed. Ink is then dragged over the screen using a
squeegee, forcing its way through the un-masked areas onto the paper
beneath. One of Andy Warhol's great innovations was to cover the screen
with a photosensitive material and then project a photograph on it,
turning the screen into the equivalent of a film negative and thus
allowing him to endlessly print the images of his favourite stars.
As there is generally more than one impression of any one printed
image, it is inevitable that it is often easier to find - and afford -
an original print than original by a sought after artist. For example,
Banksy's original paintings seldom appear on the market except at the
large auction houses and when they do, prices are extremely high as
they are sought after by investors and collectors. It is still however
quite possible to buy a Banksy print at a reasonable cost and this too
can make a great future investment or addition to any collection. The
price will depend on the desirability of the image, the edition size
and whether it is signed or unsigned.
Yes. We are open by appointment during standard working hours Monday -
Friday. We can also occasionally open at weekend for collections if
strictly necessary. We have limited storage space so all artworks must
be picked up with 28 days.
Any order placed with Hang-Up will be packaged with extreme care using excellent protective materials to ensure that your works arrive with you safe, sound and undamaged. All unframed works will be sent in extremely hard wearing 5mm durable tubes and larger items will be crated or flat packed according to suitability.
Hang-Up will endeavor to process and send out your orders as quickly as possible. Most orders will be dispatched within five days but please be aware that we do not hold all stock on site so to be safe one should allow between 7 - 21 working days for delivery within the UK, up to 28 working days for Europe and the rest of the world.
Any print can be reserved with a 20% deposit. Doing this will ensure that the artwork is
no longer available for other site users to purchase. The time that a
print can be reserved for is worked on a case by case basis but is
generally 48 hours.
Hang-Up accepts returns on any items within 7 days of delivery.
Any products returned must be received by Hang-Up in the condition and in the same packaging as when they were delivered. When returning any goods it is recommended that you obtain a proof of posting certificate and adequate insurance as Hang-Up cannot accept responsibility for items lost in the post. Refunds are dealt with on a case by case basis and are issued within 7 working days of the item being received back to the studio.
Any refund offered will ONLY be made in GBP. We do not pay other
currencies. A full refund would be for the amount showing on the buyers
invoice i.e the amount of money we received. We are not responsible for
currency fluctuations and will not change the amount to be refunded
based on fluctuations or fees incurred by the recipients bank
We do not refund the cost of or exchange goods unless the reason for return is the result of our own error or there is a breach of your statutory right.
Hang-Up operates a consignment facility for buying and selling artworks. Its very straightforward we advertise the work on the Hang-Up website and take a commission when it's sold.
We have over 15 000 opt in subscribers on our database so as well as displaying your artwork to a wider client base selling through a trusted source like Hang-Up can alleviate the pitfalls for those new to selling artworks.
We do not accept works on consignment without provenance.
Auction houses can offer sellers a feeling of cache and exclusivity and knowing this the auction house heavily market their abilities to achieve high prices for their consignors. Our own findings from many clients over the years can paint a different one where words such as "over promise" and "under delivered" are frequently used.
They can be expensive places to sell work commissions vary depending on the establishment but the nature of the beast is that they can be unpredictable with pieces selling for both vastly over and under market rates.
Online auction website such as eBay may seem straightforward but when dealing with artworks that may cost large sums of money there can be little to no comeback should something go wrong. This can be anything from the print arriving damaged, getting lost in the mail to sales of fake work. Despite stringent checking websites like this struggle to prevent forgeries appearing in their listings.
Occasionally you may come across a print that has the letters “AP”
instead of an edition number. AP means that copy is an artist's proof -
that is to say a proof printed before the numbered copies of the
edition. AP copies are often retained by the artist to give to friends
and family. They are usually signed, and will often have a number to
indicate how many Artists’ Proofs were created. Some collectors prefer
to obtain artist's proof copies as these can be more interesting and
are rare in comparison to the numbered copies, and if they are
inscribed with a message or dedicated by the artist, they can be very
collectable and as such more expensive.
Each series of prints made is called an “edition” and usually each
print in the edition is marked with a number to indicate how many were
produced. If a print is marked as a “Limited Edition” then there should
only be one run of it at a fixed quantity and as soon as that number
has been made, the plate will be destroyed. This means that the print
can never be made again and this action ensures the value of the
At Hang-Up Pictures we will also buy certain works for inventory. This is known as the immediate sale. Please note we will not send money in advance of receiving artworks. Art works must be either delivered or sent to the studio prior to payment. We can arrange pick up in the UK using our courier partners Flight Logistics. In the case of overseas transactions it is the sellers responsibility to ensure we receive the item.