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There’s Nothing Like the Real Thing: How to Authenticate your Art

Feb 07, 2017

By Rayah Levy, Art Market Expert, CEO: ArtéQuesta and AOHFA
In January, Sotheby’s found that a painting called “St Jerome,” attributed to the 16th century Italian artist Parmigianino and consigned by collector Lionel de Saint Donat-Pourrières, was a fake. Paint samples taken from the oil painting were found to contain pigments not invented until the 20th century. Sotheby’s is refunding the buyer and is seeking damages of $672,000, according to The New York Times.

“St. Jerome,” attributed to the circle of the 16th-century Italian artist Parmigianino, has been determined to be a modern fake, according to a complaint filed by Sotheby’s ...

Commentary: We are experiencing a new Renaissance. Here is why.

Feb 07, 2017

By Daria Pletneva, Creative Director, ARTI.NYC
They say the history is cyclic. Apparently, the history of art too.
Today's "contemporary" is so much different from "post-war contemporary," and it is becoming harder to explain what period are you referring to. Isn't it time for the new term? "Modern" correlates to the pre-war 20th century period even tough the word itself means nothing but up-to-date, yet "contemporary" term applies to an increasingly large span of time since WWII. The name we use at the gallery for our convenience for today's art is "UX art," where UX stands for User Experience. So why is UX art is the new Renaissance?
The first characteristic of the bright end of the Med ...

Caring for Art on Paper - A Collector's Guide

Jan 18, 2017

A COMPLETE MANUAL TO THE CONSERVATION, DISPLAY AND RESTORATION OF PAPER
By Gordon Lewis, Senior Vice President and Director of The Fine Arts Conservancy.
Photo: Print by Willem de Kooning, After (left) and Before (right) severe water damage
Over a period of issues on The Clarion List, there will be a series of collectors’ guides to the conservation and display of art. These will appear in no particular order, and each type of art will have several parts to address all of the issues for that type of art. While all issues pertinent to a collector will be covered, they will not be sequential, but rather there will be an element pertinent to each type of art, but space compels us to div ...

Seven Art World Professionals on the 2017 Resolutions You Must Make

Jan 17, 2017

As we ring in 2017, we also usher in a new round of pledges to ourselves. We resolve to eat healthier, contribute to our communities, and be kinder to others.
As you reflect on the past year and plan for the next, don’t forget about your art. Take small measures now to ensure that some of your most beloved assets are in good shape. You’ll be saving yourself major headaches down the road. We asked seven professionals from different areas of the art world to suggest New Year’s resolutions that collectors and businesses should make. Read on for expert advice that spans technical, legal, and financial considerations. No matter how your new personal resolutions go, your art wil ...

Interview of the Month with Articheck

Jan 13, 2017

The Clarion List continues our series of interviews with leading art companies. Whether you are learning about these companies for the first time or are already familiar with their services, we hope this series helps shed insight into each’s distinct niche and makes the art services market in general more transparent.
This month we discussed condition reports with Annika Erikson, CEO and Founder of Articheck. Articheck is an innovative start-up, providing condition report software to conservators, appraisers, museum registrars, collection managers, private collectors and more. Learn about why condition reports are important for art collections and the art market in general, how much e ...

How the HEAR Act Just Made Holocaust Art Restitution History

Jan 12, 2017

By Rayah Levy, Art Market Expert, CEO: ArtéQuesta and AOHFA
For years Holocaust survivors and their heirs have had to jump through bureaucratic hoops to recover art stolen from them during World War II. In many cases, looted works are now in museums and private collections, making the struggle for restitution even more complex.
But on December 16th, President Obama signed the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery (HEAR) Act into law, a victory for those seeking Nazi-Looted Art, which will help ease those challenges.
"The HEAR Act will end an enduring injustice for Holocaust victims and their families." – President Obama
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