In a market that is flooded with forgeries, the first step in determining the value of a work of art is determining its authenticity. Knowing the difference between a fake and an original requires a trained eye for detail and years of professional experience. We are one of very few organizations that offers this level of expertise directly to private collectors.
Many artist foundations have a vested interest in preventing new works from being discovered. Museums do not want to take on the liability or use their thinning financial resources to provide free research services to patrons. Major auction houses receive thousands of authentication and appraisal requests each day, but most are summarily dismissed. With Art Experts, you have a team of highly qualified private investigators on your side. We provide preliminary opinions and full reports for a fee that is determined by the complexity of research required.
We rely on a number of proven techniques, including: