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"Art Fraud is a crime second only to drug trafficking and one which in the USA alone brings in over $64 Billion dollars a year."

 

 

 

         Why is the authentication of art necessary?

 

 

  • Art authentication identifies any physical contravention of international law and denies the process of art fraud and forgery. Therefore impeding the success of ongoing criminality or activity in this criminal sphere.

 

  • Art authentication is a critical and necessary measure in maintaining the integrity of art history and upholding the rights of its most respected artists and their art.

 

  • Art authentications investigative procedures are vital measures in the detection and prosecution of art forgery enabling us to sustain the ethic of honesty in society.

 

  • Art authentication therefore both upholds the social & financial value of fine art, thus preserving the quality of aesthetics and human value.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Authenticating THE ART OF JOAN MiroOld master Authentication

FREEMANART - ART  AUTHENTICITY & ART FRAUD INVESTIGATORS

 

Established for over 42 years.

 

 

 

 The Freemanart Consultancy are committed to pursuing and undertaking complex international investigations into the authenticity and legitimacy of fine art.

Our professional services include; International archival research and forensic applications, proof of provenance confirmation and in conducting all art related due diligence and duty of care scrutiny for our clients.

 

 

 

 When it comes to European origin artists, be they termed as Old Masters or Modern Masters, Renaissance to more Modern artist, their legal rights are vehemently protected by law. As is the integrity of art history, thus by EU Statute and very specific laws of their Nation of origin.

 As such, no one other than those appointed committees, fully recognised regulated bodies or individual experts, individuals or bodies who are absolutely recognised as being the ultimate expert on that artist, such as the artist's copyright holders or siblings, can pronounce, thus underwrite and fully guarantee any authenticity issue which is accepted and unquestioned around the world.

 

 To be told that someone behind a desk somewhere across the Atlantic, can provide a Certificate of Authenticity which is internationally accepted on a major artist of European origin is simply a lie.

It is untenable.

Anyone is perfectly entitled to opine, but to absolutely confirm legitimacy is a different issue altogether.

Take such a certificate of authenticity to Sotheby's or Christies afterwards and see what they have to say !

 

Do be very cautious indeed.

 

 

 To fully process and build an irrefutable case, be that for or against the legitimacy of a work of art, if you are intent on prosecuting a fraud, or leading to absolute finite underpinning of authenticity which is demanded and accepted internationally, this the only way to proceed with the authentication of art

In that respect, we undertake all of the procedures, measures and activities, wherever that may take us and which may be necessary in that process, for clients from both the Private and Corporate sector.

This typically this includes the authentication of paintings and works of art of all types and manners, from all geographical areas, genres, schools and periods of art history.


 

FREEMANART ARE  EXPERT  IN  THE  FINE ART  OF AUTHENTICATION

 


 Working multilingually from International bases & Forensic Laboratories in the France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the UK and North America, we offer expert
art authentication investigation services from artists such as Picasso right through to the Impressionists. From the art of medieval times to the Renaissance Old Masters and far beyond.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

 

 

ART AUTHENTICATION    - ART FRAUD DETECTION

ART FRAUD - SCAMS - PONZI  SCHEMES  &  ART  FORGERY

 

 

 

 When it comes to the very serious subject of art authentication, looking at a picture and passing an opinion is just not good enough. In reality it proves nothing.

Neither is looking for an answer in a book, or leaning on the Internet for a set piece answer or end result.

In the real world, it just doesn't work like that!

 Art Authentication is a finely tuned art in itself.  This is why thousands turn to Freemanart for professional help with art authentication matters.

 

 

 

 Specifically, art authentication at the top end so to speak, artists of European origin that we consider to be Modern Masters or Old Masters, as I have already said, they and their rights are protected under European statutes and laws.

So it must be proven beyond doubt and both academically & forensically that a work of art is authentic. Just as in a case placed before a court of law for its own final judgement.

 

So any case must be soundly and professionally investigated and to the highest levels possible in order to prepare a responsible case to present to the appointed and or accepted body to underpin the attribution.

You don't go there without a case, you would lose, and lose it you will. A work of art deemed a fake by that body will be seized and destroyed. Quite legally.

 

 

 

Van Meegeren forgery. Disciples at Emmaus

The most famous of all the van Meegeren forgeries.

The Disciples at Emmaus

*Many art appraisers claim to 'authenticate' works of art, but frankly, they cannot.

 

 To 'Appraise' is to estimate the monetary value and determine the worth of an item. This has nothing to do with art authentication, its status, nor the proving of the legitimacy of that art work irrefutably with international acceptance.

 Many art appraisers neither have the practical capacity, nor the academic qualifications. Neither are they are situated in the best geographical locality to do the work. Seldom do they have that logistical ability at their fingertips, nor the subjective experience, requisite recognised qualification and the overall facility to conduct art authentication procedures to the very best and most thorough levels for their clients.

 

By definition, art appraisers Value art and Do Not Authenticate art.

Be cautious of that fact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 There are still many, many fake paintings and drawings which have been previously introduced into the art world and still are being, at an alarming rate.

Remember that there are are a vast number of exceptionally talented professional fakers out there. Artists who are still producing highly sophisticated fakes and forgeries and to make matters worse, the supportive provenance and historical paper trail to go with them.

Essentially, they create the believable provenance and history accompanying an art work, drawing or painting. The Provenance also needs to be thoroughly investigated and proven to be legitimate in itself, so it can be taken responsibly and also internationally accepted.

 Add to the equation the vast number of small time crooks and swindlers passing off mediocre re signed paintings & drawings, through Internet sites and questionable auctioneers who pass them off as authentic to gullible dreamers and the subject of art authentication becomes a very serious business indeed.

Modiglianni fake by Elmyr de Hory 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modiglianni fake by Elmyr de Hory   

The Perpetrators of Art Fraud:

 

 The crooks and fraudsters working the art market field, range from very big time players involved with million dollar Ponzi schemes, art fraud scams and illicit investment opportunities, (which sadly includes respectable fronted businesses and corporate firms dabbling in the very grey areas of art fraud), right down to part time opportunists.

And it goes on the world over.

 

 

 Naturally with art authentication, painstaking archival and academic study is an imperative part of our workload in investigating the authenticity of an art work for clients. As is obtaining and collating supportive and even detrimental opinions of alternate experts and scholars when it comes to the authentication of a painting or a drawing by a particular artist

But it's forensics and science that is likely to be irrefutable in the long term.

Such forensic examination and analysis can indeed expose the flaws and mistakes that the art fakers make. And trust me, make them they do.


So if you are seeking help and advice from experts who uniquely specialise in the authentication of art, you need look no further.

 

 

 

 

ART AUTHENTICATION

F O R E N S I C   I M AG I N G

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Scientific Processes and Methods used in Art Authentication:

 

 

  • The scientific and forensic identification and dating of paper and the identification and dating of pigments for art authentication cross referencing.

  • The identification and dating of canvas, board and grounds on which a painting, drawing or print is executed.

  • The forensic analysis and the identification and authentication of signatures, inscriptions and accompanying documentation.

  • Materials and fibre analysis and fake signature identification.

  • X-ray - light source, sound and macroscopic examination

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 ART AUTHENTICATION

 

 

 

 

Revealing   signature   traces.

Forensic examination signature traces

Here, you can just make out the pale outline of a

lost signature unwittingly removed by over cleaning

a work of art. [Computer enhancement].

 

 

 

 

Modern PICASSO FAKE  

 A modern PICASSO FAKE ?                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At Freemanart, we can investigate the authenticity of your oil paintings, water colours, sculptures and drawings, as well as investigating provenance, historical documents, autographs and verifying artists signatures.

See Forensic Document Analysis

 

 

Rembrandt AuthenticationRembranndt forensic image

 

 

 

FINE  ART  AUTHENTICATION  INVESTIGATIONS  AND  AUTHENTICITY  PROJECTS

 

 

 

 

Freemanart conduct all client art authentication investigation projects and processes in considered and firmly balanced stages:

Step one in authentication process;


THE 'PRELIMINARY VIABILITY ASSESSMENT' FOR  ALL  ART AUTHENTICATION Related PROJECTS.


 With any investigation into art authentication or in balancing questions of a work of art's authenticity, we always make an initial, preliminary professional, academic assessment for clients. This is to establish the actual realities and judge the viability of the project which lies ahead.

This is called the Pre Authentication Assessment and is naturally a Fee Payable service;  See FAQ's)

 

From the outset, our clients need to know:


1- The possible value of a work of art if it were legitimate and proven authentic and judge of it is actually worth the time and expense?

2- The viability of the project and to judge the risks that such an art authentication investigation may or should even be pursued?

3- The processes required and the amount of necessary funds that are required towards achieving a result. Any investigation of art authenticity naturally can go either way. That's irrespective of your own confidence in associated family stories, various claims, supportive paperwork  or certificates of authenticity.

 

 

Stage Two:

 

 Having conducted the initial artworks pre authentication processes and by the nature of a pre authentication assessment, having established there is reasonable viability for the client, we are now at stage two.

This concerns dedicated professional, in depth academic studies of the work of art, consisting of detailed and highly specific research, provenance investigation, archival study and possibly scientific and forensic procedures to support an art authentication case.

Such services, naturally, are fee payable as they are time, expenses and materials based. (See FAQ's)

All our art authentication investigation work is set and funded against advanced retainers, in much the same way as an attorney or lawyer  functions.

 Alongside our academic procedures, Freemanart work with up to the minute FORENSIC techniques which may include spectral, optical & chemical analysis, computer diagnostics, forensic handwriting investigation and other practical and comparative analysis, in order to establish an art works credibility and eventual legally confirmed authenticity.

 Each and every case is obviously utterly different.

Every project requiring entirely different lengths of time to conduct and each art work investigation taking hugely contrasting and varied routes. Ones which may prove or disprove an art authentication issue.

 

Frankly, we have as many clients trying to prove that a work of art is illegitimate, as those who are wanting to prove art is actually authentic.  Particularly those litigating, such as our clients in the legal profession or the insurance industry.

 Similarly, we have clients wanting to pursue a full art authentication investigation with a view to selling their property, or to safeguard any future family distribution issue. This can only be effected through the credibility of unquestionable attribution and finite authentication.

 

 

 

 When you put together, the multi - lingual academic research & investigative capabilities of the Freemanart team, set alongside Science, the result is an unquestionable combination designed to get you the answers.

 

 

 

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