Standard operating procedure and due diligence for art collectors, curators etc should be the inspection of the artwork , BEFORE ACQUISITION, with a black light (also known as a UV light). But contemporary and modern art often pose weird and different situations that may require a second opinion. Hence, the reason why I was invited to visit Bonhams and Butterfields Auction House the other day to look at a painting:
Bonhams and Butterfields is intent on having all aspects of condition figured out for potential clients and consults with experts in art research, art conservation and painting restoration, art appraisals and art dealers when appropriate. This video illustrates their level of trust in these experts to give a solid, trustworthy second opinion.
For other methods of analyzing art (and doing due diligence) see this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLxFeD9MHd7RZkd3i1YQXBRiHdCQb7qS7
For questions contact Scot Levitt, Head of Paintings Dept at Bonhams 323 436 5425 or firstname.lastname@example.org Tell him we sent you!!
For Art Conservation questions call Scott Haskins 805 564 3438
See short video tour of painting conservation lab at http://www.FineArtConservationLab.com
805 570 4140 mobile or email@example.com
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