Lion and Unicorn Specializes in Fine Art Paintings

Oil painting originates from around the 7th century in Afghanistan. Europeans, however, didn’t start using oil painting as we know it until around the 11th century — refining the process, introducing the classic linen canvas, and leading to easel painting in the 15th century. If you’re looking to sell oil paintings for maximum value, it’s important to work with a full-service auction house like Lion & Unicorn.

During the Renaissance period, oil painting boomed in popularity, leading to prominent names creating some of the works we treasure most to this day. These names include Jan van Eyck, Diego Velazquez, Johannes Vermeer, and Peter Paul Rubens. By the 16th century, oil was the essential painting material in Venice, Italy, and continued to proliferate from there.

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For those interested in selling oil paintings, thinning their existing collections, or navigating an estate sale, provenance, authenticity, and condition matter above all else. That’s why you should partner with a reputable company like Lion & Unicorn that can evaluate your pieces and determine how much you should expect when you sell paintings.

When individuals or firms sell oil paintings crafted by the top names in art, they’re liable to fetch thousands of dollars, primarily if a qualified appraiser can authenticate a piece and accurately determine its value. Oil paintings, in particular, regularly spur bidding wars and competitive buying situations, most of which directly benefit the seller. Indeed, the best way to sell oil paintings is to work with a full-service auction house like Lion & unicorn.

Lion & Unicorn has headquarters in Hollywood, FL, and statewide offices in Naples, Orlando, Miami, and Palm Beach. Beyond that, we offer nationwide services, including in-person appraisal, coordinated shipments, and thorough documentation and cataloging processes.

If you want to sell oil paintings and want to know your collection’s actual worth, reach out to Lion & Unicorn at your convenience. We’ll be glad to help you sell paintings and get the most from any piece in your collection.

  • James Brooks (American, 1906-1992)
  • Sam Francis (American, 1923-1994)
  • Adolph Gottleib (American, 1903-1974)
  • Helen Frankenthaler (American, 1928-2011)
  • Robert Motherwell (American, 1915-1991)
  • Robert Maione (American, 1932-1987)
  • David Park (American, 1911-1960)
  • Angelo Ippolito (American, 1922-2001)
  • Franz Kline (American, 1910-1962)
  • Jack Tworkov (American, 1900-1982)
  • David Budd (American, 1927-1991)
  • Adja Yunkers (American, 1900-1983)
  • Paul Jenkins (American, 1923-2012)
  • A.E. Backus (American, 1906-1990)
  • Al Black (American, b. 1947)
  • Emile Gruppe (American, 1896-1978)
  • Sam Newton (American, b. 1948)
  • Peter Max (German-American, b. 1937)
  • Alexej von Jawlensky (Russian, 1864-1941)
  • Thanos Tsingos (Greek, 1914-1965)
  • Hans Hartung (German/French, 1904-1989)
  • Ettore Tito (Italian, 1859-1941)
  • Francis Picabia (French, 1879-1953)
  • Keith Vaughn (British, 1912-1977)
  • Edwin St.John (British, 1878-1961)
  • Patrick Heron (British, 1920-1999)
  • Herman Lipot (Hungary, 1884-1972)
  • Abraham Palatnik (Brazilian, 1928-2020)
  • Mikhail Larionov (Russian, 1881-1964)
  • Diego Rivera (Mexican, 1886-1957)
  • Fransisco Zuniga (Costa Rican-Mexican, 1912-1998)
  • Itzchak Tarkay (Israeli, 1935-2012)
  • Joan Miro (Spanish, 1893-1983)
  • LEBO (American, b. 1972)
  • Marc Chagall (Russian-French, 1887-1985)
  • Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881-1973)
  • Romain de Tirtoff, Erte (Russian-French, 1892-1990)
  • Romero Britto (Brazilian, b. 1963)
  • Salvador Dali (Spanish, 1904-1989)
  • Simon Bull (British, b. 1958)
  • Wilfredo Lam (Cuban, 1902-1982)
  • Yaacov Agam (Israeli, 1928-2011)


For over 30 years, Lion and Unicorn has specialized in Estate Appraisal. As the premier auction house in Hollywood, Florida, we provide a diverse clientele with the unequivocal opportunity to sell their estate and collections efficiently, and for maximum value. If you are considering an estate appraiser, our appraisal specialists can assist you in determining the value of your collection and displaying them in front of active buyers. Lion and Unicorn is a full service auction house with the experience and professionalism only a team of experienced auction specialists can provide. Lion and Unicorn can pick up your estate collection, transport the collection to a dedicated gallery where the items will be meticulously cleaned, photographed, and prepared for a live online auction with a global audience. Lion and Unicorn is recognized as one of the most prestigious auction houses in the United States, with a global reach that is unsurpassed. If you are looking for “estate appraisers near me”, contact us today and let us do the hard work for you!