What is "really" an art authentication
What an art expert should provide in an art authentication, the 7 steps
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How to be 100% sure the painting you buy is "really" authentic.
Is an art authentication "really" indisputable?
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an art authentication file includes:
-Justification of authenticity by comparison with other works by the artist
-Reestablish the works in the "catalogue raisonne".
-Comparison with other works made by the artist at the same time
-Comparison with other artists at the same period or movement
-Research about the historic, provenance,
-Reestablish historic of the painting
-Graphology analysis of handwriting ( not always)
-Signature analysis On-site analysis of painting
-Eventually study of the pigments
-Study of the support
-Study of the manner
-Wood lamp test
-Infrared test ( not always)
Conclusion: presentation of the file to recognized expert
About an Art Authentication file :
The file is submitted to the solely recognized authenticator for review.
We only make a proposal for authentication research after reviewing your art and
only if it has enough value to make an investigation.
In this process, we can not guarantee the authentication.
The provenance has to be verifiable, never we will submit a file:
-if the origin is suspicious
-if the artwork is a manifest copy of an original art,
-if the artwork was submitted several times before,
-if the artwork is too much damaged and lost his initial value.
The asked fee has to be justifiable in compare with the value of the artwork.
In comparison with an art appraisal, an art authentication is much more complete.
This page is very important to understand the difference
between an art appraisal and an art authentication.
An appraisal doesn't mean you have an authentic painting,
As experienced private art brokers and art appraisers dealing
with major galleries in Paris, Brussels, New York, Abu and
recognized art experts of 16th to 20th Century European paintings,
we have contacts with auction houses in Europe and the US and
a history of collaboration with the experts: Maya and Claude Picasso,
Les Amis de Miro, Schmitt, Guillon Lafaille, Galerie Bailly, Galerie Gombert etc.
Art appraisal and art authentication are our specializations for 35 years+.
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