Why Evaluate Art?

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Art insurance

An insurance coverage is needed to safeguard art, for which a market valuation is mandatory

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Investing in art

Prior to investing in art, it is advisable to get a fair market valuation to assess future growth

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Tax planning

As is the case with all assets owned, knowing the value of your art is needed for tax planning

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Estate planning

Art is a part of the legacy that is inherited by your successors; its value must thus be accounted for

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Collection divestment

With the returns on art asset sales and related taxes, it is good to know the differential amount

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Charitable donation

Given the financial value of art, it is advisable to have evaluated the artworks you wish to donate

Our Valuation Process

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Phase 1

Survey

As the first step in the valuation process of the collection, our team will undertake a detailed physical inspection to survey each item. This includes:

  • Condition and authenticity assessment
  • Documentation of all important attributes
  • Photographic recording for visual detailing
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Phase 2

Valuation

The next stage involves an analysis of the item’s details with respect to industry data, to arrive at a fair market value of each item. In doing so, we use:

  • Our proprietory process for value estimations
  • All available data pertaining to the item and its artist
  • Global best practices for price benchmarking
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Phase 3

Report

As the final step we consolidate our survey findings and analysis into a detailed valuation report that will serve as the collection’s fair market value for:

  • Standalone, umbrella, and transit insurance policies
  • Distribution of assets for legal and administrative purposes
  • Wealth and inventory management of estate holder

To know more about how we can help with evaluating your collection, please feel free to download our firm profile or
contact us.

Looking for something else?

To be honest, there is a lot that we really do; and it would have been just too much to put down all of it here. But we understand art. So we know that things can be unique and might need to be customized at times. The same can be the case with what you need help with.

Do share your details with us, and we'll do our best to help with what you're looking for.

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