July 15, 2019

Art restoration is the treatment intended to return objects to a known or assumed state, usually to their original undamaged appearance. A fascinating process that is usually done behind the scenes, art restoration has been gaining public interest with the use of the i...

May 13, 2019

The new exhibit at the RISD Museum on Gorham silver showcases Gorham’s skills and creativity in all things silver. Titled, Designing Brilliance 1850-1970, the exhibit brings together the largest collection of Gorham silver from the company’s small beginnings in 1831 in...

January 16, 2019

Although some major publications regarding the 2018 art market have yet to be published, there have been several articles reflecting on the past year and making predictions for the year to come. Here are some articles that provide high-level takeaways from the 2018 art...

November 14, 2018

Two articles were recently published regarding estate planning with respect to art, collectibles, and heirlooms: Estate-Planning Strategies for Art and Collectibles Explained and Estate Planning Answers for ‘Hard’ Assets Like Art, Heirlooms.

Grant Rawdin of Wescott Fina...

June 13, 2018

Whether you are considering obtaining an appraisal or have already decided to move forward with one, it is important to understand the appraisal process and the report you will be receiving. Below is some key terminology and definitions that will help ensure your appra...

March 16, 2018

Often the discussion of the art world centers on the museums, galleries, curators, and artists while discussions on the behind the scenes employees exist too far and few between. Art Handler is focused on that very issue; bringing awareness and focus on the labor that...

February 20, 2018

For most people who have attended a museum or a gallery, a label with the inscription, Untitled, is not surprising or unexpected. But the museum or gallery goer may wonder, "did the artist just not title his/her artwork?", "is the title of the artwork, Untitled?", or "...

January 9, 2018

Georgina Adam, art market editor-at-large and author of Dark Side of the Boom, makes her annual predictions for The Art Newspaper. A few high level takeaways include:

The increased use of auction guarantees 

The November sale of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi for an...

September 14, 2017

What is USPAP

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) is the generally recognized ethical and performance standards for the appraisal profession in the United States.  Published by the Appraisal Foundation and the Appraisal Standa...

August 29, 2017

When inquiring about an appraisal, you may be asked whether you are interested in knowing the cost to replace a specific item for insurance purposes or if you are curious to know the value for resale purposes. Because one item may have many different appraised values,...

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