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  Freemanart are an international, professional authentication investigation agency, who see around a quarter of all our international enquiries coming from concerned individualsin relatioin to questionable works of art that they have either bought, seen, are bidding for, or are considering bidding for, on EBAY, or to be fair, other Internet based auction sites.

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OUR ADVICE IS SIMPLE:

BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT THE ACCURACY & CLAIMS MADE IN DESCRIPTIONS OF ART - PAINTINGS & SIGNED PRINTS SELLING ON EBAY. Read them properly.

 

Artists such as:   PICASSO  -  REMBRANDT -  DALI  -  RENOIR  -  CHAGALL  -   MONDRIAN   -   MATISSE  -   GAUGUIN   -  MIRO  -  VAN GOGH  -   COROT  KLEE  -  JOHN CONSTABLE  -   BRAQUE  -  MODIGLIANI   -  BRANCUSI  -  TURNER and the American Modern masters.

These are important  artists, commonly innocently misattributed. But don't forget, many could be deliberately and falsely misrepresented.

 

 

 

 

 The identities of such prominent artists as these, are synonymous with those of the world's greatest film or sports stars and tare about as famous as some ot the top artists from world history, as their works of art are priceless.

Realistically, real drawings by Picasso are not worth $800 - 1500, or even in UK pounds. Add a couple of zeros !

 

 

 

Common sense advice:

 

  Be diligent -  Be careful and use your head and your eyes. Not just your heart.

Take professional advise if you're not sure and before you commit to buy. Or do not bicker afterwards if there is a problem.

 

  Once you commit to purchase something sight unseen, you accept the work exactly as it has been described and unless you can prove differently, if there is a problem later on and that can be costly to prove, you have no comeback at all.

 

 

Next: Not only read the Terms and Conditions of the internet auction site itself, but also read the terms and conditions of the seller.

There is usually a legal get out somewhere for them if something is wrong. One which makes any mistake you make, entirely your own for not picking up on it.

 

 

 We have come across several professional sellers, consigning works of art to major auction website platforms, not land based auctioneers. Traders who are describing their works of art as actually 'BY' a particular artist, with all the bells and whistles that goes with it.

 

 But they also tell us that the attribution and description is in 'their opinion' and often based on the fact that there is a signature on it telling them who its by, or that it has a Certificate of Authenticity.

What they neglect to tell us is that they have the specific expertise to give such opinion, one which is universally accepted, to make that claim, or that they have effected the necessary research to fully qualify that opinion and what that information and evidence actually is.

 

 

The Sellers Get Out:

 In their own terms and conditions of sale, you will inevitably see clauses which indemnify them from 'any' errors they make at all. and those errors can be deliberate, or innocently made.

Then they go on to say that 'any' errors of descriptor, whatever they may be, be it an inaccuracy of any sort; authenticity or legitimacy, the truth behind its provenance and where it came from, or even the condition, ANY error at all, are also not their responsibilities.

But, neither is it the responsibility of the consignor.

It is down to you entirely to satisfy yourself of the description, accept it as true and accurate and take professional advise if you are unsure. Buyer Beware.

 

 

 

COA's

 Now do watch those COA's. Many are forged, or fabricated, as often are provenance documents supporting g its history. So be wary, as most are issued by people who have no internationally accepted expertise in that particular artist, so in reality, it's only an unqualified opinion.

 

 You must ask yourself: Why are these most noble of works of art, not put up for sale in the equally noble of all auction rooms in the world? Such as Sotheby's and Christies in the USA and the UK, Lempertz in Germany, the Dorotheum in Austria or Tajan in Paris and so on?


  If they were exhibited and offered for sale there, where they will have been properly researched, proven and guaranteed as authentic by the ultimate authorities in the world and proclaimed to be as such, they'd be presented on a world wide stage where they would attract the wealthiest collectors. Collectors who are all eager to add to their collections of priceless art and pay for that privilege.

 It could be because they have either been denounced already by them and considered as not being worthy of presentation because they are likely not legitimate, or that the owner knows full well they are wrong in the first place and wouldn't dare take them there?

 

 

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COMMENTARY as of date of creating this summary ^

 

 Of Picasso's Ebay allegedly 'original' drawings, there are no less than 22 on there at the moment, plus a remarkable number of original paintings and 49 signed prints.

Their descriptions will tell you the name specified by the signature, but not specifying that Picasso put it there!!

 

 

Kees van Dongen on Ebay sports, 2 drawings and a painting.

 

There are 2 very rare Eric Heckel woodcuts, 58 Van Goghs' of one sort or another,  eight Marc Chagall drawings and no less than 21 of his paintings.

 

 

 

          

Not Perrugrino or an Old Masterof any sort. It looks like it has a mask on !

 

Far removed from Renoir

Paul Gauguin would turn in his grave

Surely Señor Picasso would  go looking for the man who did this !

 

Modigliani - Not

 

^ The images do not represent current works listed on Ebay but may at some time or another have been.

 

  Many of the works of art listed on Ebay at any given time, are misplaced within the EBAY categories, either deliberately or otherwise.

 They are often listed as 'original works of art,' indicating to us it's a painting or drawing, when actually they are more likely just commercial prints and not 'original' works of art by that artist at all.

 Indeed, many so called 'originals' are commercial copies 'of originals', coming these days from China. Paintings that are quite honestly described.

But most, if not all of the balance, are down & out fakes. Usually poor quality ones too, pictures being disposed of by crooked individuals balancing the appealing words in their descriptors, with the certain knowledge that there are many dreamers out there who have the an inability to see the truth.

 

 Very cleverly, many of these wheelers dealers, listing these types of pictures for sale on Ebay, neatly sidestep the law by stating somewhere within their descriptor that the work is sold as 'attributed to' whichever artist it may be.

or that it "comes without guarantee or provenance"

Save however for the seller giving us the run around, by telling us that it came from an estate sale in Switzerland, Swaziland, Monaco or Paris. Or that it followed the death of a very well known socialite or collector who knew the King of Siam !

You may smile, but this is usually a concocted and deliberate lie, one designed to deceive and therefore, defraud.

 

 

 


A 'VERY NOT'. This I am afraid NOT  Picasso!

 

 They also like to add selective catch phrases like; " This would be a great talking point at a dinner party" or; "This is being regrettably sold because of the poor performance of the stock market and an increase in mortgage payments!"

 

 Its' listed 'Without Reserve' adds to the excitement and with a starting bid of just $19.99.

Which is probably more than its actual worth!

 

 

 

This picture below is highlighted in its EBAY banner headline as:

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An Original Pablo Picasso Oil On Canvas Painting with COA

That is extremely specific and implies only one thing?

It is also listed as being an example of CUBISM:

This is not cubism my friend but still not picked up by any EBAY policing activity.

The seller then swiftly does an about face in the descriptor and tells us:

Expert opinion – N/A There is none: (Very honest of you but you said there was a COA, a Certificate of Authenticity. Is that not an expert opinion?

Our opinion – An impressive painting certainly encompassing the style, imagery and in keeping with Pablo Picasso at first glance, the canvas although in good condition looks suitably old and in keeping with other paintings to come from the late 1930’s.

Without a substantial provenance and no records going back for many years, we can only advise this painting is to be offered in the manner of Picasso. Very honest too:

 But where is that COA mentioned in the Headline descriptor? It after all is a Certificate of Authenticity, implying that this is authentic?

They could have said all that in the first place though, rather than lie in the headline?

   

MIRO – ORIGINAL DRAWING GOUAsHE– SIGNED, matisse,chagall

 Now make your own minds up

 Is this an original GOUACHE ( correct spelling by the way) signed "matisse, chagall", or is it as the lead line indicates by someone called - MIRO?

Unless matisse chagall is the name if the con artist who painted this work.

We are then told about it.

Acquired in Paris  in the 1980's , the drawing does not come with paperwork and is sold as attributed to MIROunframed and as is.

Not paperwork with this drawing.
So, following Ebay’s policy, we must say it is a drawing offered “as is” a drawing like,  after or in manner of this artist. But not necessarily by him.

   

Matisse Signed Guaranteed Original Artwork with COA

 Is accurate as a descriptor but you will probably read it entirely differently.

In fact it is 'Mattisse' signed because it bears the name of Matisse.

It does not say that Matisse signed it though.

It is "Guaranteed as original artwork" too. But it's not guaranteed to be an original created by Matisse himself as it quite rightly says in the descriptor which follows:

 

YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN ORIGINAL  ONE-OF-A-KIND ARTWORK  for the price of a print or lithograph
in the manner of  HENRI MATISSE   BEARING HIS INSCRIBED SIGNATURE

Title: Fruit Bowl and Plant
Medium
: Paint on Canvas
Style Date: Circa 1914
Artwork Size: 12.5 x 16"

So, someone else did it.

 

 

A  LITTLE  COAXING ( Calinerie ) 1890 BOUGUEREAU CANVAS

LISTED DELIBERATELY placed in Ebay's "PAINTINGS" section

It's a canvas what though?

They go on to tell us it's a:

"Beautiful reproduction of Adolphe-William Bouguereau painting Calinerie (A Little Coaxing) beautifully

transferred directly onto professional Artists Canvas offering depth and texture absent in poster prints.
Enchanting !"

It is absolutely enchanting, but only as a repro  and actually a commercial print!

 

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