Archive for the ‘Artists’ Category

Knowing your s…tuff: Connoisseurship in Art and other Fine Things

August 5, 2013 at 5:50 pm

While researching a painting for an appraisal I began to remember a discussion on connoisseurship in one of my appraisal courses. What is it? How do you obtain... (more)

Print Terminology & “stuff on the bottom”!

January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm

The numbers on the bottom of a lithograph or other graphic usually appear as a fraction, with the denominator giving the edition size and the numerator giving the... (more)

Significant problems found with current appraisals

February 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

An appraisal is a record of an item to prove its existence, establish its identity and communicate a value through an established methodology. In reviewing a number of... (more)

Visual Media Deterioration

August 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm

There are many mediums on which visual media can be stored. Today I would like to touch on the problem with the deterioration of VHS and Film media.... (more)

Is It Fine Art, A Collectible Or An Antique?

April 21, 2010 at 9:52 am

Although any item could be placed into one or more of the following groups, there are some general guidelines for placing an item into a category…    Fine... (more)

Art Damage & Diminished Value

March 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm

An Observation on Diminished Value Conservators and restoration specialists Code of Ethics prohibits them from entering into the realm of appraisals as a clear conflict of interest. However,... (more)