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ART  AUTHENTICATION  EXPERTS    -   ART FRAUD  DETECTION   -   PROVENANCE   INVESTIGATORS -  FREEMANART INTERNATIONAL FINE  ART  CONSULTANTS


  Renown internationally as leading art experts, uniquely specializing in the investigation of the legitimacy of works of art, the Freemanart Consultancy confidentially conduct all the academic studies and forensic processes required.

 

 In so doing we undertake the crucial enquiries that are so necessary in the quest for the ultimate underpinning of a wortk of art's authenticity, including expert in-depth archival research and analysis, alongside investigations into the background, history and provenance of a work of art.

 Our clear intent is to pursue and establish a flawless case for clients. One which can lead us to the finite confirmation of an attribution and one that is both internationally recognised and accepted.    There is no half measure.

 

 As international fine art consultants, we are proud to serve clients from both the Private and Corporate sector around the world. Having enjoyed remarkable success in identifying fake works of art and forgeries, alongside many misrepresentations and scams.

 We assist with the detection, identification, investigation and prosecution of art fraud and scrutinise and advise on all art related due diligence matters for both private individuals and corporate collectors alike.


 Those clients include; International Law firms, Government Departments, Principal, National, Regional, Municipal and Corporate Art Galleries and Collections. Alongside; Museums, Auctioneers, Law Enforcement Agencies, Insurers, Art Dealers and Collectors, as well as private investors & individuals from all walks of life.   Those seeking the truth and requiring the security and clarity that defines the true authenticity and legitimacy of a work of art.  Our clients are offered our vast experience and the sustained excellence of investigative quality.

 

A unique team of fine art professionals, Freemanart operate around the world from bases in North America and throughout Europe.

 

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WHY IS THE  AUTHENTICATION  OF  FINE   ART -   PAINTINGS,  DRAWINGS   &   SCULPTURE  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

  • The investigation of a work of art's authentication can identify any physical contravention of international law and attempts to deny the process of art fraud, therefore defeating the eventual success of criminality.

 

  • Art authentication is a critical measure in maintaining the integrity of art history and protecting its artists rights.
    Included in this complex task are the most respected artists in the world. Old and Modern Masters of European origin. Those amongst the most revered and well known artists in history, their followers and contemporaries. All are artists whose respective legal, intellectual, aesthetic and copyrights remain rightly protected under statute.

 

  • The complexity and vast variety of practical applications involved with the investigations we conduct are vital measures in the detection and prosecution of art fraud and forgery. As such, helping to enable society to sustain the ethic of honesty in our culture.

  • Art authentication therefore both upholds both the social and financial value of art and preserves the quality of aesthetics.

 

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A B O U T  

 

With over forty two years of independent specialised experience dedicated to the investigation of art authentication, in all manners, origins, genres and classifications of fine art, Freemanart continue to conduct expert art authentication assignments, art forgery and fake work of art detection programs, on behalf of our private and corporate clients from around the world.

 Acting totally confidentially, we are academic and forensic fine art analysts, researchers and private advisors to thousands of individuals around the globe. But far too often see cases well after the horse has bolted. Not often enough, before a big mistake is made!

 

 

 

 

See the drop down menu at the top of this page for more specific areas of expertise we offer.

Including; Genres, Artists and Geographical Regions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Having consistently maintained a leading role as specialist art authentication investigators, Freemanart are one of the busiest & most accomplished independent fine art authentication research teams available to the general public.

 Our fine art experts, art historians and scholars, work solely in the field of investigating the authenticity of fine art.

The diversity of our workload ranges from works of art that are purportedly by artists like Picasso, van Gogh and Monet, right through to the finite authentication and attribution of all Old and Modern Masters.

 Operating from strategic bases and forensic laboratories in North America and Europe; France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy, gives Freemanart the advantage of being already in place to conduct any major European artist or art attribution investigation. This includes provenance research and all closed archiving and the forensic analysis necessary.

 

 Our global art fraud investigation work, complex art attribution and authentication assignments & associated fine art services, are incredibly varied, highly confidential and often times extremely delicate matters.

We pursue fully confidential investigations for clients and aid the legal profession and law enforcement agencies involved in the prosecution and determining art fraud and forgery. Vehemently working to uphold the integrity of art history, its treasures and its historically most eminent artists. 

 

 

 

 

 FREEMANART - INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS BEAUX-ARTS - DETECTION DE FRAUDE ART, ART ET CHERCHEURS DETECTIVES - EXPERTS AUTHENTIFICATION ART

 

 

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

               

STEP ONE: The Primary Viability Study.

Pre - Authentication assessment.

 

  Before you begin any art authentication project or investigation, the sensible way ahead is clear. Have a totally objective, independent, unbiased and professional preliminary assessment of the viability of the case made first.

 In our view, is an essential part of the art authentication process and one conducted 'before' you invest in what can be long, difficult and complex legitimacy investigation.  One aiming to save on unnecessary and unwise expense if you have no possibility of success in the long term. That's where it should end.

 

 See our FAQ's for details of the process, or Contact us privately for our help and advice.

   
 

 

 

"Contrary to other forms of fraud, art fraud has

its own peculiar feature.

The victim is a victim but may not know it !"

 

R. E. Kendall: Secretary General of

Interpol International

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to catch out a faker.

 

 

 On the left is an image we took recently of two paintbrush hairs we identified embedded by the paint in a painting purportedly by the French artist Paul Gauguin.

You may notice that they are tubular in shape.

 These are extruded filaments. In other words, acrylic bristles which are a man made invention of the nineteen sixties.

This was a fundamental blunder made by our would be faker, but entirely missed by the new owner of the Gauguin fake who parted innocently with tens of thousands of dollars in the fraud.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Freemanart are one of the busiest & most accomplished independent art authentication research teams available to the general public. Consistently maintaining a leading role as world wide art authentication experts who specialize in confidential art authentication procedures and vigorously maintained secure and confidential art fraud investigations.

 Our global art fraud investigation work, complex art attribution and authentication assignments are incredibly varied, highly confidential and often times extremely delicate matters indeed.

 

 

William-Adolphe Bouguereau Authentication

Bouguereau Painting Authentication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT   FORENSIC   ART   INVESTIGATIONS

 


 

 

 

 At the Freemanart Consultancy, we effect expert forensic art analysis & investigations into the authenticity & legitimacy of all manner and types of art work as well as professionally administrating full provenance and attribution research, archival study and in depth legitimacy investigations internationally.

 The Freemanart Consultancy deliver the appraisals of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture for your personal security, for insurance purposes and for future balanced family distribution.

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 Here at Freemanart, our forensic scientists, art fraud investigators, art and antiques experts and fine art appraisers, work at the cutting edge of Forensic and Scientific technology alongside the finest scholars, individual art experts, institutions and authorities in the world.     

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Forensics label

 

  Freemanart employ mainly non-destructive forensic methodology in the support of the authentication of art including; on site multi spectral imaging. Lab based spectographic & Raman technology, examination testing and macroscopic & microscopic analysis.
Science can therefore effectively assist us in identifying and dating pigments, inks and artist materials but without any adverse effect on the work of art.

 Freemanart's forensic experts also conduct expert chemical analysis and fibre identification processes which reinforces the investigation procedure in the identification of fake drawings & paintings, signature forgery identification & art & document  fraud.


  It's fake documents and COA's which so often back up art fraud and support fake works of art, this is why we have forensic handwriting and forensic document analysts also on hand to assist with authentication and identifying fake paintings, drawings, sculptures and other art fraud forgeries.

 The Freemanart Consultancy's unique, widespread global presence offers clients quality, confidential authenticity and art authentication services. Freemanart serve the world by operating multi lingually from seven countries including; USA, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Germany.                                

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OUR  SPECIALISMS  &   EXPERTISE

   
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                      ART EXPERTISE

Our fine art expertise and experts specialisms include:

Appraisal and Valuation of Oil Paintings, Watercolours, Prints and Pictures
The Authentication of European Old Master Drawings, Prints & Paintings

The Authentication of Paintings - British, Russian & European - All eras

Paintings & Art Authentication - Canadian & American Art from all eras

Victorian & Edwardian Paintings Authentication Services

Modern & Contemporary Paintings, Art and Sculpture Authentication

The Authentication of French Impressionist & German Expressionist Art

Other expertise: Brancusi: Turner, Corneille, Modigliani, Gris, DUFY

Photographs and Rare Prints from all eras

Limited Edition Prints - Etchings, Engravings, Woodblocks & Lithographs
With in house experts specializing in the authenticity & authentication of works by the

Old Masters to - Pablo Picasso, Gauguin, Mondrian, Joan Miro, Cezanne

Marc Chagall, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camile Corot & the Impressionists.

Monet, Van Gogh, Mondrian, Vuillard, Cortez, Appel, West Country Art, Dutch Art

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         ANTIQUES EXPERTISE

Our Antiques & antiquities experts expertise and specialisms include:

Appraisal and Valuation of Antiques & Antiquities

Antiquarian Books and rare first edition book appraisals

Authentication & Valuations of Maps and Historical Documents,

British, Continental, Canadian and American  Furniture and the Decorative Arts from all eras.

Valuation of Silver, Virtue, Clocks and Timepieces.

Ceramics, Porcelain, Pottery and Glass
Collectibles, Memorabilia and General Antiques.

Authentication of Sporting and Celebrity autographs.

Sporting Memorabilia and Musical Instrument Valuation & Appraisals.

Thermoluminescence testing

 

Miro art authentication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Kindly note that we DO  NOT operate as a Free Service

 

Refreshingly and to maintain presentation quality and integrity, this web site

is neither sponsored, nor do we allow any paid advertising on it.

 

 

 

 

 

Please click here to see our   Frequently Asked Questions  for our Fee structure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Over  the years, some 35,000 individuals world wide have made up our Private and Corporate client base.

That makes Freemanart the busiest independent fine art authentication agency there is.

 

 

 

 

 

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    Our Exceptional Clients:
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Apart from the general public, next in line in number for our professional services and expertise are our Attorney and Law firm clients. With many pursuing a possible art fraud & interestingly, a growing number of legal professionals who are now questioning art which has been accepted in trade for their own professional services.

Usually to settle an unpaid fee.

Next come the personal property insurers. Insurance companies and loss adjusters seeking a settlement figure for damaged or stolen works of art or just for confirmation and proof of the authenticity of a painting.

   

 

 

 

CLICK: SEE OUR CORPORATE CLIENT LIST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Acquisition Management, Brokerage  & Confidential Client Representation:

 

 

 

 From all across the world, private collectors turn to the Freemanart Consultancy for advice in advance of their art or collectibles investment purchases. Be it to ensure legitimacy and authenticity, or just to obtain an accurate, independent valuation of a paintings worth , before it's too late!


 For many private clients who wish to maintain anonymity, we represent them at auctions internationally, also negotiating private art brokerage, acquisitions and sale opportunities.

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IS   YOUR    ARTWORK  -   PAINTING   OR   PRINT   AUTHENTIC   OR    A    FAKE?

 

  In a global epidemic of fakes appearing as either reprographic print or original antique paintings and drawings, never before has it been more important for owners, collectors & art investors to be certain of the true origins and the authenticity of their fine art, paintings, pictures or the print they have acquired.

Authentication Investigation and Research is essential.

 

Picasso signature

Click Picasso for Art Authentication and Signature Identification.

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 Picasso Art Authentication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below: Fake 19C Da Vinci Old Master

 

 

Art authentication is not about guesswork and certainly not anything to do with wishful opinion.

It is a real and demanding world where there is no room for unsupported conjecture, wishful hypothesis and opinion alone. It will be challenged. It is all about reality, the truth, solid evidence and proof.

 

Fake Da Vinci Old Master

 

 

 Most normal human beings are naturally guided here to us on the internet by a dream.  And why not?

Without a dream we would be nothing?

 But it's a dream that what they have  may just be something special after all.  A lingering hope that they are beguiled by. A magical possibility that their work of art may be authentic but they simply don't know if there is any reality to it.

For now, it's just a possibility? One that they believe to be true, what they have been told is true, or what they want to believe is true, is actually true!

But do remember, with art authentication, that dream has to be absolutely proven, just like a case placed before a court of law.

Opinion is just not enough.

 In court, any case must be proven and judged convincingly. Won without a shadow of any doubt and proven in many different ways; academically, forensically and in actuality. Like in a court case judgement, all of this has to be 'achievable' before the work can be pronounced absolutely authentic.

 

 

 So before you get into the procedures minefield which can evolve with art authentication, a field which may be both financially and emotionally taxing, it is more than wise to be realistic about the issue and have an independent and more importantly, an unbias 'preliminary assessment' conducted measuring the viability of the piece first.

 A pre authentication assessment therefore is a professional assessment which is based upon reality. It balances the viability of your work of art against its background and assesses the possibility, based on our vast past experience, that the case may be realistically followed through and eventually possibly proven.

The advice you get will be invaluable and based upon the simple question; Is there any reality in the notion that possibly the work of art could be right? Can we diminish the risks involved and finally, do we have any serious chance of achieving our objective?

If a project is literally not achievable and in any way not provable, surely it would be sensible to know that from the start!

 

 Such an unbias assessment then allows the client to make a wiser, more considered decision and apply a greater degree of sensibility in taking the leap into a staged, fully blown art authentication investigation.

 

 

It makes a great deal of sense.

 

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FAKE  PAINTINGS &  COUNTERFEIT  WORKS

 

About fakes

 

 

  In our 'About Fakes' section of this extensive web site, we review some of the more interesting cases and investigations into fake and counterfeit art that we have been involved with over the years, identifying one of the most common frauds we see.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

 

Professional Preliminary Pre Authentication Assessments of Clients Projects

 

Full Authenticity Investigations conducted Internationally and World Wide

 

Research and Archiving

 

Forensic Art Analysis

 

Fine Art Valuations


Personal Acquisition Management & Advice on Fine Art Investments.

 

The identification & investigation of  fake art and counterfeit works of art.

 

Acquisition and Asset Management.

 

 

 

 

  •  Freemanart represent and conduct confidential negotiations of acquisitions & art purchases throughout the world.
  • We represent clients preferring to remain anonymous at auctions and in private negotiations globally.
  •  We proudly coordinate and advise confidentially on property and financial bequests to museums and public galleries internationally.
  •  For advice on issues of future balanced family distribution of fine art, antiques & heirlooms, you may contact us in confidence.

  •  Corporate and private estate collections evaluations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Freemanart - Art  Consultants to the TV, Motion Picture, Film and Television Industry.


  Freemanart are factual Consultants to the Film & Television industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Providing special services and information support including factual referencing, research and image access, script content analysis and location management to  a large number of production companies internationally.


  We provide global authentication services and are advisors to Public Galleries & Museums, Auctioneers, Insurance Companies, the antiques industry & the general public alike.

 

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Detailed Services Summary:


 A detailed summary of the services offered by the Freemanart Consultancy and its wide variety of art and antiques authentication procedures follows.

Please navigate the buttons on the left of your screen (above) to learn more on each topic.

 The clients relying on Freemanart, often specifically require the authentication and appraisal of British,  American, Canadian and European Art and Antiques. This level of workload would normally include the investigation, attribution and authentication of oil paintings, the authentication and attribution of water colours, the authentication of acrylic paintings, pictures and prints. We also concentrate on authenticating many different artist’s graphic works and which  includes; etchings, engravings, lithographs, mono prints, serigraphs, silk screen, wood block and limited edition prints.

 

 Freemanart also employ experts whose area of expertise is in the authentication, valuation and appraisal of ceramics, pottery, figurines and furniture and collectibles.

In relation to three dimensional works and pottery particularly Picasso ceramics, there are a wide variety of authentication issues which currently surround the levels of fake and faux Picasso ceramic works which are available for sale on the market.

At Freemanart, our experts also value and investigate the authenticity of and appraise rare and antique books, bibles and first editions, maps, photographs, authenticate autographs and  drawings in pencil, silver point, pen and ink and charcoal. Coins, medals, stamps, postcards and private collections of all kinds.

Art Fakes and Forgery:

As Art and Antiques appraisers specifically specialising in the field of the authentication of paintings, pictures and antiques, we also aim to identify and investigate both art and document forgery, including fakes and art forgeries of all kinds.

To this end, Freemanart have specialists who specialise in the identification of fake and illegitimate works of art of all kinds and also forged, copied and illegitimate signatures.

 

Naturally, much of our work load is taken up with the authentication of paintings, but we also authenticate drawings, ceramics, sculpture and limited edition prints too, particularly those attributed to, claiming to be by or after Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

However, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall also account for a large proportion of our authentication schedule and the business of authenticating artwork. Particularly the authentication of artist’s signatures.

Our About Fakes section and archive specifically covers this subject with good examples of fake works by artists such as Picasso  http://www.artfake.net is also an excellent resource on art fraud, forgery, fakes and illegitimate art for interested parties. SONG