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Why To Hire an Art Appraiser: DeChant Art Consulting

If you are asking yourself these questions…..please let me help

Can’t I appraise the art myself or do I need an art appraiser? Can I look at lists of selling prices for some of the artists I need appraised? Are lists of art prices just as good as appraisers?

A: If you need an art appraisal, hire a professional art appraiser who’s experienced in art appraisals. If you’re not qualified to appraise art, don’t try to appraise it yourself. That can be very frustrating and inaccurate.  If you need legal assistance, you hire an attorney, right? If you need medical advice, you see a doctor, right? If you need something done that you don’t know how to do yourself, you hire someone who knows how to do it, right?  Researching accurate dollar values on art might seem like something anyone can do…. it’s not. Some of the local resources I use as part of my appraisal process are the Cleveland Museum of Art Library and Cowan Auctions

Appraising art is a fine art… like this

Tom Wesselmann
Fast Sketch Still Life with Goldfish
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Michael Kenna, Ponte San Niccolò, Firenze, Italy (1998) & Jardin Du Roi, Versailles, France (1997)


Michael Kenna

Ponte San Niccolò, Firenze, Italy (1998)

Sepia toned gelatin photographic print

Size: 8 x 7 inches

Edition: 6 of 45

Price: $3000



Michael Kenna

Jardin Du Roi, Versailles, France (1997)

Sepia toned gelatin photographic print

Size: 8 x 7 inches

Edition: 11/45

Price: $3500


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Audra Skuodas, Reverberations Series (2010)

Reverberations Series
Growth the Analysis, 2009 Acrylic on canvas 72 × 60 in 182.9 × 152.4 cm


Untitled (Apple Slice)

Colored Pen on Rag Paper

36″ x 24″

91.44 cm x 60.96 cm

$ Price on Request

Inquire about this series 

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Selections from the AIPAD International Photography Exhibition, New York City

The AIPAD International Photography Exhibition is in New York City through the weekend. I’ll be posting my selections as I walk through.
 Please feel free contact me with any questions or to express interest in the works.

Daria on Motorcycle in Varanasi, 2012  Archival pigment print  30 x 40 inches  Edition number 1 of 10

Annie Leibovitz  Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2009  Archival Pigment ink print  Edition number 18 of 25  24.375 x 35.25 inches  Signed, dated, titled, and editioned on artist label

Cass Bird, Vogue Ball Gowns 2, 2014, Archival Pigment Print, 24 x 36 1/4 inches, Edition Numbered 2 of 20, signed on verso