Jean-Michel Basquiat purchased for $200 sells for $12,000,000!
Pablo Picasso painting purchased at yard sale hammers for $8.9 Million!
Newly discovered work by Chagall found in barn in upstate New York estimated to bring over $5 million dollars at auction!
Many have read the stories, have watched Antique Road Show, and then go out to estate sales, yard sales, and small auctions, looking for the next headline making art jackpot - And although it happens the fact is that chances are slim.
But, let’s say you find a piece that “looks right” to you – then what?
In order to get the payout, you must prove that the piece is real and that is done by establishing provenance, analysis of the piece, finding reference of the piece.
We have two pieces that are being presented at our upcoming World of Art Auction that provide an insight into what steps are taken to establish a piece as authentic and get the best monetary return for our consignors.
1. “Queen Henrietta” attributed to Sir Peter Lely