Art Investor Services are more widely available and easy to find than ever before. At one time it was a very exclusive service not available to the general public, but the online community has changed that for the better.

Art Appraisal:

What should I get with an appraisal?

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Art Commissions:

Many comic artists are ready to accept your commission.

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How can I sell my art?

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Art Auctions

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A good research staff can assist you in conducting research and analysis on your existing artwork, in the procurement and acquisition, as well as the management of your portfolio.

Researchers will conduct research specific to your needs and help you…

Good research personel will go beyond a basic analysis to determine artwork value, assess market feasibility and (at your discretion) introduce clients to your artwork.

In the area of authenticating artwork there’s a significant difference between the detection of forgery in comparison to authenticating works of art.

Make sure your authenticator uses stringent quality controls to determine the authenticity and value of artwork, whether you own it or are considering purchasing works for sale.

An experienced, highly trained staff will save investors thousands of dollars when authentication is performed correctly.

An appraisal should include an evaluation of the artwork. Art authentication is much more comprehensive in that an analyst must use specific research criteria based on objective findings and factual data.

Art authentication should include an agreement between both parties.

Find a certification service that uses a formal procedure to identify, assess and formally certify artwork; whether you’re purchasing or selling.

Accuracy of information in the certification process can equate to thousands of dollars in savings when considering the purchase of artwork, both domestically in North America and internationally.

Once the certification is completed, you should receive a Certificate Of Authenticity Certificate to accompany the artwork and verify it’s authenticity.

Serious art investors should find and use a reference data bank that covers numerous art markets, artists from past to present. This will help you to collect, process and analyze artwork. Tracking market trends serves as a valuable tool to Investors in that they have access to objective information as it relates to artwork in multiple categories.

Tracking and monitoring real market value of registered artworks from thousands of artists from around the world is an invaluable tool for art investors. It saves time and eliminates the guessing game related to knowing how the market impacts price fluctuation for artwork individually and in specific categories.

You’ll discover what to expect when buying or selling artwork and make decisions based on factual (not speculative data).

Canvas aging is a very complex process

Color Pigment Testing:

Color Pigment Testing is another valuable service used by art investors to determine age and value of artwork including painting, and sculptures.

The Color Pigment Testing process is as follows….

Once the testing is complete you should receive a certification document confirming the accuracy of testing and means by which it was conducted.


Detailed infrared thermal imaging is a powerful technology used to test the age and condition of artwork.

Infrared thermal imaging allows you to examine artwork which may have been modified or damaged. If an artwork has been broken and repaired previously with a bonding agent, these damaged areas will fluoresce under UV lighting.

This is a common observation that art investors often overlook and by using infrared thermal imaging you can verify authenticity and condition of virtually any artwork.

This form of technology combined with authenticating, enables you to authenticate and verify the origin of virtually any artwork.

Strategic use of this service can save you thousands of dollars and give you the reassurance in knowing you’re getting what you paid for.

Portfolio Building:

As your art collection grows, art investors should build and manage a profitable artwork portfolio. Regardless of scope or size, portfolio building is perhaps one of the most important things art investors should use to manage their artwork and define their portfolio strategy.

As market trends change in the industry, art investors should proactively seek relevant, useful information to help make smart decisions.

Art Consignment:

Consignment Service can be used to market and sell artwork in a gallery or through a network of worldwide affiliates.

If you’re thinking about selling your artwork, need a free evaluation or just want tips on how to time your sale, find a quality resource that you can depend on to help you make critical decisions.