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Kent Bellows Art Appraised at Over $1.5M

Omaha, NE
Douglas County

Asking Price: Annual Revenue:
$1,562,000 Not Disclosed

Retail: Art, Photography, Accessories

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RE: Kent Bellows Art Appraised at Over $1.5M Broker: Cortney Sells

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Asking Price: $1,562,000
Annual Revenue: Not Disclosed
Net Profit: Not Disclosed
Cash Flow: Not Disclosed
Total Debt: Not Disclosed
FF&E: Not Disclosed
Real Estate: Not Disclosed
Year Established: 1990
Employees: Not Disclosed
BBN Listing #: 819334398
Broker Reference #: RET002

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About the Artist

Born in Blair, Nebraska on June 26, 1949, Kent Bellows was known for figurative works portrayed in the realist style, sometimes referred to as meticulous realism due to the attention to detail.

In the 1970s, Bellows sought out patrons, mostly notably Susie Buffett, who provided financial support for one year in exchange for artwork. The two remained friends until her passing in 2004. He further distinguished himself with illustrations for Omni and Rolling Stone during the decade, often with a science fiction theme.

Throughout the 1980s, Bellows supported himself through commissioned portraiture and developed a greater interest in graphite as a medium. In 1985, the Tatistcheff Gallery in New York signed with Bellows to exhibit his pieces. After eight years, Bellows left Tatistcheff and joined Forum Gallery while still operating out of his home studio in midtown Omaha until his death in September 2005 at the age of 56.

Description of Collection

Virtually unforgeable due to the photorealistic nature of the work, this striking collection of Kent Bellows’ artwork has been appraised and insured at a value of $1,562,000. After his passing in 2005, many of the pieces in this collection were displayed at the Joslyn Art Museum’s posthumous exhibition “Beyond Realism: The Works of Kent Bellows 1970-2005.”

The second largest collection of the artist’s work is the four pieces owned by Susan Buffett (whose mother, wife of famed investor Warren Buffett, was a patron of Bellows). Susan’s brother Peter Buffett owns three.

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Price includes 10 original artworks. *More pieces are available for purchase if desired by buyer.

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Additional Details:

  • The property is leased.
  • The owner is not willing to train/assist the new owner.
  • This is not a homebased business opportunity.
  • This is not a franchise resale opportunity.


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