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How appraisers deal with authenticity
Author(s): Edward N. Okil
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Paper Abstract

Art appraisers have a unique spectator's overview of the fine arts marketplace. Not being involved in buying by auctions, galleries, dealers, and even barter. We hear the stories and claims and see the documents of authenticity from almost every source imaginable. The main conclusion is that there is no standard of expertise and authenticity, and providing one may be very difficult indeed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3851, Scientific Detection of Fakery in Art II, (16 March 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.379871
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Edward N. Okil, National Institute of Appraisers (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3851:
Scientific Detection of Fakery in Art II
Duane R. Chartier; Walter McCrone; Richard J. Weiss, Editor(s)

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