Art Experts, Inc. provides painting art authentication, research and appraisal services.
Museums around the world are prohibited by their own regulations from authenticating paintings. They will no longer offer even an informal, oral opinion on authenticity.
There are numerous private experts on art authenticity but they are often expensive and cumbersome to deal with. Many have never authenticated anything and routinely reject any painting they are asked to assess. Some make it a policy to refuse to look at any newly discovered painting. Others are unprofessional about answering email, regular mail, or phone calls.
We pride ourselves on keeping an open mind in every authentication project. Our clients have praised us for the rapidity with which we answer phone calls, emails, and complete reports.
Too many works are automatically given the “brush off”
Unless your work is a “masterpiece” it will be rejected immediately by many private experts. Obviously, not all paintings are “masterpieces,” or by “master” artists. Even the most famous artists produced only a few recognized “masterpieces.”
All artists experiment with styles, subjects or media and produce paintings distinct from the mainstream of their output.
Art Experts, Inc. has a policy of objectivity; we don’t have any automatic response to any question posed by our client.
Many experts stopped learning about authentication decades ago.
They look at a painting and compare it with what they remember about something similar. This is an outmoded way of going about art authentication.
Provenance and the relevant literature might be consulted by some auction houses. They tend to reject works that don’t have an easily traceable history. Most catalogues raisonnés are incomplete; they are published works and are typically not updated.
There are laboratories that test pigments or take infrared photographs. Unfortunately, this is not enough to authenticate a painting. Lab work won’t demonstrate attribution or a host of other significant questions.
We take an inclusive approach in our authentications and have experts in all the approaches to studying a painting.
Our goal is to offer the finest authenticating services in the world.
The team assembled by Art Experts, Inc. provides combined expertise that is both broad and deep. We research every painting conscientiously, thoroughly, using all available methods. We take a 360-degree approach to art authentication.