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Art collection: the essentials to certify and attributing Art

You can see art for sale almost anywhere, most of them coupled with a variety other forms of certification, documentation, authentication, provenance, attribution, and all other claims that piece by this artist, etc. But guess what? Without the paperwork, claims, certificates of authenticity, documents or even tall tales mean a thing if they are expressed, authored, or else directly traceable to or associated with the accepted, recognized and eligible to authorities about the art in question, and also the artist themselves.

So here are some essential to know in attributing and authenticating art, how it works and that people trust.

They are all connected, No!

One of the most pervasive problems in the sale of art deals with "associate" art. It is so common that every kind of individuals who do not deserve to feature artworks different kinds of artists, sad to say 100% of the attributions are considered worthless.

How come? Just for the art industry, only legitimate attributions are made by known and recognized authority figures who have legitimate power to associate artists' names.

Defining "Attributed"

Officials and technically speaking, "associate" means a specific work of art, which is most likely an original, is on hand and is certified by a qualified authority on the matter. Remember that your keyword here is "qualified authority". So, if the treatment is made by an eligible person, then it is meaningless.

Who Is A Qualified Authority?

A qualified power is someone who actually knows what he is talking about and have proof of anything he says. Authorities are qualified people who have deliberately studied painter is under consideration, has published papers about the artist, and have curated major shows in the gallery or museum catering works a painter.

Can also be someone who has taught courses about the artist, bought or sold at least dozens or even hundreds of artworks by artist, with written magazine articles, books, or catalog essay about the artist, and the like.

The artist him / herself can also be a qualified power, with his relatives, employees, direct descendants, and heirs. Also, people who have formal, legal, or property to be granted approval ability or right to pass judgments painter works are considered qualified authorities. Most importantly, they should be recognized throughout the entire art community people in charge when it comes to the matter of dealing with the works of artists.

Who Is Not Qualified?

The list of people who are not eligible can take forever to complete. However, here are some general characteristics of unqualified people most likely to say that they are eligible.

First, you should watch out for people to think that these pieces are selling is through this certain artist just because the job looked 'like of 'this is done by the artist, well, people assume that the piece is by artist because they see some illustrations from the book arts are similar to the piece at hand.

Furthermore, Sellers answer to "which is what the former owner told me" kind of questions should not be trusted. You really can not rely on gossip-tailing to really know the work is original or not. This is just the same if they say that the work by such artists for the previous owner was rich and famous.

You should also watch out for art appraisers, because they only bet and not prove, unless they have the qualifications to do so. Please note that cup and authentication are two different things.

So, if you're planning on buying a so-called original, then you must make sure the person you are talking to a qualified power, or better yet, the artist himself!

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