Frequently Asked Questions

How long has Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. been selling fine art?

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. is a recognized Internationally respected fine art dealer. A recognized Jasper Johns & Andy Warhol authority, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. has 3 decades multifaceted fine art experience as art dealer, art collector, art executive and selling art online.

Why should I buy art from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. when I can get it for less from an online seller on eBay?

Anyone can sell art, but our Clients recognize the importance of acquiring Fine Art from Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., a Professional Fine Art Dealer who recognizes authenticity, connoisseur-ship and scholarship. Our multifaceted Fine Art experience advantage is essential given the significant financial risks of buying and selling Fine Art.

Who works at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.?

Joseph K. Levene is President
Robert Grunder, Director
Son of legendary stage & film actor Sam Levene, Joseph K. Levene established the company in 1991 Joseph began collecting art at 12 with a 1946 Calder drawing still in his art collection. Robert Grunder & Joseph K. Levene have been working together for over 16 years; Robert Grunder joined JKLFA in 2001.


Do Joseph K. Levene and Robert Grunder have any other art experience besides working at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. ?

Prior to establishing Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Joseph K. Levene was President/COO, Petersburg Press, Inc., International fine art publisher of editions by Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenburg, Roy Lichtenstein, James Rosenquist, Jim Dine. A Wharton graduate, Joseph K. Levene is outspoken about the risks of buying art online at eBay, Auctionata, Paddle8, Amazon/Art.

Robert Grunder and Joseph K. Levene are co-authors of Auctionata Guarantee is a Guaranteed Risk. Joseph K. Levene is author of 10 eBay Art Guides and The Fine Art Blog, official blog, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.

Is Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. an art gallery open to the public.

No. Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. is a private art dealer and as such do not have exhibitions; this keeps our overhead low so we are able to pass on this savings to our customers.. We do not accept walk in traffic and are open Monday to Friday, by appointment only.

How long has Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. been selling fine art online?

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. a PayPal verified seller, has been selling blue-chip art online for over a decade, initially as an Invited charter member at Sothebys.com online fine art auctions. In 1999, we launched Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd., an eBay store featuring blue-chip art by contemporary masters. Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. recognized the importance of establishing buyer confidence for all online art purchases with our guarantee of authenticity for all fine art offered and sold on eBay, a decade before eBay improved its buyer protection policy that offered protection for lots priced over $250.00.

Your website address is so long; is there any other way to find Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.?

Yes, you can use JKLFA.com, our 24/7 short-cut URL for blue-chip art at Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. The website URL for Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is http:/www.josephklevenefineartltd.com.

What kind of guarantee does Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. offer its buyers?

Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. is a New York corporation established in 1991, and is required by law to abide by the terms of the Uniform Commercial Code; in this regard, we are required to provide a four year terms of guarantee for all works of art sold; in the event of purchase, the Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. Invoice will stipulate complete documentation.

What specifically has Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. guaranteed buyers on eBay?

All fine art offered and sold on eBay by Joseph K. Levene is guaranteed for authenticity and condition. Since 1999 we have provided an added layer of Internet safety to all eBay clients with the Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd eBay store guarantee, a terms of guarantee required for selling fine art on sothebys.com.

Where are you located?

We are located at 25 Central Park West, New York, NY. All fine art is dispatched from this address in the United States.

Do you ship works of art Internationally?

Yes, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., routinely dispatches fine art Internationally. All works of fine art are professionally packed and insured while in transit. We usually dispatch via Fed Ex end email all buyers the respective tracking number at dispatch.

What is the cost of shipping?

We provide Professional Packing and Fed Ex Transit Gratis for all Fine Art purchases delivered in the United States.

We don't like to pay customs fees; will you do so for us?

All customs duties & taxes are the responsibility of the Buyer. By law, all international shipments are accompanied with a commercial invoice so it is impossible for us to make your purchase a gift so you can save taxes.. We suggest you contact your local tax office regarding duties and fees as they vary around the world, and you wouldn't want us to break the law.

I don't live in New York City but want to pick up and take the art home with me, so why do I have to pay sales tax?

Unfortunately, we are required by Law to charge and collect NY sales tax for all purchases that are received within New York State. Should you reside elsewhere, we are required to collect New York sales tax if the fine art is delivered in New York and we cannot break the law. Truth be told, it is probably less expensive for you to let us ship you the work of art if you live abroad than have you pay New York sales tax.

What is the sales tax rate in New York?

We are required by law to collect sales tax for any are delivered within New York State. The sales tax charges varies by county, so the actual amount charged depends on the dispatch address. For artworks delivered within New York City, the current sales tax rate is 8.875%.

You asked for my phone number; are you going to call me?

We request your phone number for us to place on the FedEx airway bill; it makes delivery easier, essential in the event you are not home so the carrier can contact you.

How can I track my purchase from you?

At dispatch we email all buyers the respective tracking numbers so they don't have to guess whether the work has been sent or not.

Do you also buy fine art?

Yes; Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., seeks to purchase blue-chip art by the same artists we also offer for sale.

Do you have a blog?

Visit The Fine Art Blog, the official blog of Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. You can visit The Fine Art Blog by visiting http://thefineartblog.com

Does Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd. also provide fine art appraisals?

Upon request, Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., will provide a fine art appraisal, for insurance purposes only, for all fine art purchases made on eBay. We do not provide appraisals for fine art that we we have not actually inspected. For reference, no competent appraiser will provide an appraisal from a photograph as all fine art appraisals require prior inspection.

What is the Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Privacy Policy?

All Client Information and transactions are confidential and will not be sold, traded or rented. See our terms and conditions for details.

What is the website address for Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd.?

The website URL for Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., is http:/www.josephklevenefineartltd.com
Many Joseph K. Levene Fine Art, Ltd., Clients prefer the URL Short-Cut: http://JKLFA.com


My question is not here, how do I contact you?

You can contact us at info@jklfa.com and we will respond promptly.