Value of Art


“Authenticity is the soul of the object,” Anything that is worth something is worth being faked.” Identifying the true originals. Sometimes consulting an artist’s catalogue raisonné is enough to affirm authenticity, but other pieces require sleuthing for clues that only a seasoned expert would think to sniff out – sometimes quite literally.


Yes, the paint might be cracking on the surface of a canvas, but is that a signature feature of the artist’s work, or a sign of damage? “Perfection” is a nuanced matter.