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Investigating the Authenticity and Attributions of Works of Art believed to be by;

 

Clyfford Still

American Abstract Expressionist

(1904-1980)

 

 

 

 There is no need to repeat a biography of the artist here, it is very well covered by other commentators. However, it is evident that this pioneering American abstract artists works are exceptionally valuable and as the artists works increase in value as legitimate examples become more and more rare, it is vitally important to be able to distinguish between those works that were actually executed by the artist, compared to those either 'claiming' to be by him. Perhaps they bear a false signature or monogram, or is a work that we are told was created by the artist as an attribution which is only an opinion. And of course, to be able to both identify and differentiate between those works that are authentic examples and those that are illegitimate, even if they are small scale drawings or studies.

 It is possible that there may be works of art that could have slipped through the net over time, hidden away in an attic or a drawer somewhere for decades and for any of those reasons you may well need some professional help.

 Unsigned, otherwise anonymous works are sometimes attributed to an artists hand stylistically and usually with good academic soundness. Others less so, some attributors using guess work, or others being misattributed intentionally for financial gain.

Other contenders may be described as a contribution made by someone close to the artist and from within their circle of influence. There are also examples that are created by an artists followers. These are simply artists working in a similar style and using comparable subject matter or technique to the artist they admire. And he was and is hugely admired and in demand.

 So the question will remain, is a work of art authentic and is an attribution to a specific artist, or a description of a work of art itself, reliable and sound and in that respect we can certainly help.

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 As an international specialist fine art consultancy, with bases in Europe and the UK, to carry out our investigative work in person archivally, we have been confidentially serving both private individuals and corporate clients around the world for over 45 years. In so doing, we have investigated both single works of art and complete collections for clients, conducted in-depth authentication and legitimacy investigations and inquiries, directing full academic and forensic applications with multilingual archival research, into the origins of all works of art, from different geographical regions and eras. We also fully scrutinize and research the provenance and ownership lineage for verification purposes.

 

 We are able to assist and advise you in all fine art related matters, particularly issues of the authenticity and attributions of American and modern master art, including the works of Clyfford Still and any that you need assistance and advice with.

 Just a few examples of works associated with this name appear below as illustrations. 

No inference is made, nor is it intended as to the question of legitimacy here. Moreover these are an across the board representational view of the differing types of works that are and may in the future be offered and advertised for sale at auction internationally that you could need specialist advise on.

 

 

 

 

Clyfford Still (1904 - 1980)
1949-A-NO . 1
Signed and dated Clyfford 49; signed and titled 1949-A twice on the reverse
Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $25,000,000.00 - $35,000,000.00
Sold USD $61,682,500.00
Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
PH-234 Signed 'Still'
Oil on canvas Painted in 1948
Sold USD $28,165,000.00
Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
PH-1033  Signed and dated 'Clyfford 11-29-76' & signed again and titled 'Clyfford PH-1033' Oil on canvas Painted in 1976
Sold USD $17,525,000.00
     
Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
1947-R-No. 1
Dated '1947'
Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $5,000,000.00 - $7,000,000.00
Sold USD $21,296,000.00

CLYFFORD STIL (1904 - 1980)
PH-144 (1947-Y-NO.1) 
Signed and dated 1947; signed and dated 1947

on the reverse; variously titled and inscribed on the

stretcherv Oil on canvas 
Sold USD $28,739,000.00

Clyfford Still (1904 - 1980)
UNTITLED (GRAND COULEE DAM, WASHINGTON)  Signed Clyfford and dated 37 also inscribed To my friends the Whiffens/Clyfford Still '41
Oil on canvas
Sold USD $250,000.00
     
Attributed to Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
Featuring an abstract expressionist composition
Signed Clyfford on the lower edge.
Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $500.00 - $1,000.00
Follower of Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
Untitled Abstraction with Bird circa 1960
Signed "Shelton" Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $500.00 - $700.00
Manner of Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
Abstract Composition
Signed lower right Oil on canvas
Estimate USD $600.00 - $3,500.00
     

Clyfford Still American Abstract Oil on Canvas. Featuring an abstract expressionist composition. Signed Clyfford on the lower right corner. Attributed to Clyfford Still (1904-1980, American).

Estimate: $200 - $400

Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980) Abstract

A Signed oil on paper Abstract Painting by artist Clyfford Still (American, 1904–1980) signed bottom

bottom right corner of the artwork.

Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000

 

Clyfford Still (1904-1980)
Untitled (PH-786, 1955-R)
signed and dated 'Clyfford 1955-R' (lower right); signed again, inscribed and dated again twice '1955 Easthampton PH-786 Clyfford 1955-R'  oil on canvas

 

Price realised USD $8,594,500.00

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art Authentication & Attribution Investigations

 

 

   The duration and the direction of any authenticity investigation or inquiry into an attribution of a work of art will inevitably vary from project to project. But there are clear and very well defined professional formalities, responsibilities and areas of scrutiny that we can formally assist you with, including:

 

  • Authentication: Authentification:   Conducting comprehensive investigations and in depth research into a work of art, with a view to establishing a correct, complete and formally recognized certification. One absolutely upheld by the appropriate, legally acknowledged and internationally sanctioned authority, body or given expert on that artist. Directing detailed and complicated inquiries, with multilingual capability, including any international academic research and forensic applications that are required.

 

  •  Attribution:  Identifying and confirming the identity of a previously anonymous artist, studio or workshop from which a work of art most likely originated. Including the re-examination and investigation of a previous attribution which may be incorrect, or the scrutiny of an attribution that has been formally questioned or is currently formally doubted.

 

  •  Confirmation:  Undertaking research and investigations into the legitimacy of the provenance, history and prior ownership of a work of art and establishing its accuracy and own legitimacy.

  •  Scrutiny: Examen minutieux:  Identifying fake or faux works of art and forgeries, including any false supportive accompanying documentation and determining works of art which may be studio or later copies, or previously given, incorrect attributions.

  •  Prosecution: Poursuite:  Investigating alleged art fraud and forgery and assisting and advising those who are currently, or may be considering litigating or prosecuting the fact. This includes colleagues who are legal professionals and individual private clients.

  •  Attention:  Conducting all fine art related due diligence and duty of care inquiries. Including safe prepurchase or sale related audits and assisting clients in consolidating well balanced future family distribution.

 

  •  Appraisal: Évaluation -  Valuations and condition reports.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step one in the Art Authentication and Attribution process.

The Pre-Authentication Assessment

   L'évaluation de pré-authentification. La evaluación previa a la autenticación

 

 

 We strongly advise clients before embarking on a full investigation of legitimacy or an artist or studio attribution inquiry, that it is wise to have an impartial preliminary assessment conducted first. One made to balance any issues that may be present that could make the longer term exercise unviable.

 This is a professional advisory service that we provide, based upon the images you supply, the full details of work of arts acquisition, its history and provenance as is known to you, along with sight of any documentation, previous research or analysis that you may have had formerly conducted on it. You should then have a far better understanding of both the prospects or any pitfalls we might face, before making a decision.

This is a logical and cost effective professional review and advisory for which there is a modest set fee.

Our FAQ section covers this in more detail, or:

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ABOUT A WORK OF ARTS DESCRIPTOR AND TERMINOLOGY

 

  *It is very important to clearly understand the auction terms that are commonly used in any published descriptor and to be cautious of works that may just be created in the 'manner of' the artist, or those which could be variants of the artists works of art that 'bear a signature' or monogram. In this case as if they were defining the creations of the artist; Clyfford Still - American (1904-1980)

  •  Where the name, Clyfford Still - (1904-1980) , is given with the first name/s and surname of the artist, usually cited as,Clyfford Still (1844-1916) ,  including his dates to be specific, then in their qualified and professional opinion, they are in no doubt. It is a genuine and authentic item and one painted by that artist. This is usually fully qualified by its inclusion in any catalogue raissone, or by the guarantee of the opinion given by appropriate and internationally recognized expert authority on the artist.
  •  When Clyfford Still - (1904-1980) , is the term used, or it is similarly defined as Attrib. to ' [abbreviated,] or Attribué à, or ascribed to, then in their opinion it is 'probably' a work by the artist, at least in part. But... there is no guarantee. It is only an opinion that it 'possibly' may be by the artist.
  •  But if the term Clyfford Still - (1904-1980) - circle of, entourage, or “Circle of Clyfford Still - (1904-1980) ” is specifically used, then in their opinion, it is a work only of the period of the artist, but showing their influence. Or by someone closely associated with the artist, BUT not necessarily by their pupil or student.
  •  When the name is given thus; Painted in the “Style of Clyfford Still ” or “Follower of Clyfford Still is used, this means that in their opinion it is a work of art executed only in the artist’s way, their 'style', but not necessarily by a pupil. Yet it may be a contemporary, or nearly a contemporary of the artist.
  •  If the phrase in the “Manner Clyfford Still is used or is defined….” then in their opinion it is also only a work painted in the style of the artist, but of a later date and definitely not by the artist as named.
  •  When the term “After….Clyfford Still "; is the term used, then in their opinion it is a copy (made at any date) of an authentic and original work by the artist. This also applies to prints made 'after' an original work of art either by the artist or another artist/ printmaker.
  •  Signed - Clyfford Still ; “Dated….” or “Inscribed Clyfford Still ” Then in their opinion the work has been signed/dated/or inscribed by that specific artist. The addition of a question mark ? however, indicates a strong element of doubt.
  •  When the term 'Bears signature', is used or the name, Clyfford Still is specified followed by the words; "With signature ….”, or “With date ….” or “With inscription….” or “Bears signature of Clyfford Still /date/or inscription” Then in 'their opinion,' either the signature / date / or inscription is spurious, forged or has been added by someone else other than the artist.

 

 

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