Authentication Research

For works of art where the provenance is not entirely clear, and where the dollar value may be high, it is advisable to have an authentication on record.

Only a recognized expert,committee or foundation dedicated to a particular artist, is authorized to verify the authenticity of works created by that artist. AFAA does not represent itself as a recognized authority on any artist. However, we do maintain longstanding professional relationships with many experts and understand their process and requirements.

Our objective is to present the appropriate expert with a detailed fact sheet on your artwork that supports its presumed authenticity. This frequently involves research in specialist collections, archives and databases on your behalf.

Providing the relevant data on your item before submission to the expert is often pivotal to a positive outcome. If the expert requests to personally examine the work, we can also assist with logistics.

Hourly rates apply.