Private Collectors and Art Dealers 2017-11-20T17:42:08+00:00

PRIVATE COLLECTORS AND ART DEALERS

Do you own an artwork with a hidden signature? Do you want to find out whether your artwork is authentic? Do you want to have secure knowledge about a sale or purchase concerning the state of preservation, technique or the age of an artwork? Knowledge about a cultural asset and its secrets means to increase its value. Anyone who deals with purchases and sales of works of art, or who manages collections, needs to know the real value of the assets. After years of experience, we can provide collectors and art dealers with answers to all the questions that arise about the valuation of a work of art by using a rigorous, scientific approach. The services that we offer include the CERTIFICATION, ATTRIBUTION, DATING, and ASSISTANCE WITH THE SALE / PURCHASE of an artwork, or a collection.

WHAT DO WE OFFER

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CERTIFICATION AND ATTRIBUTION

PRELIMINARY STUDY
We assess compatibility of the possible attribution of an artwork with fast and targeted analyses, and decide whether and how to proceed further. We propose this basic information as a first step in the process of selling, buying or securing the value of a work of art.

TARGETED STUDY
A set of scientific analyses aimed at disentangling crucial issues with regard to the attribution and the sale of an artwork. The study of a preparatory sketch, a signature, a support, a pigment, dating of a material, and the like. This can be accomplished straight away, or after a preliminary study.

COMPLETE STUDY
The maximum scientific and technological effort given to an artwork, in collaboration with art historians and conservators to obtain the most complete set of information possible about the materials, technique, dating, and state of preservation of the artefacts, whilst also recreating their history, geographical origin, and attribution.

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DIGITAL IDENTITY

BASIC LEVEL
The creation of a unique scientific information package about a work of art, regardless of its value and technical characteristics. The information is safely kept by DRiART and travels along with the work of art, which therefore becomes unique, non-reproducible, and non-exchangeable.

ADVANCED LEVEL
At the basic digital identity level, scientific information about both the technique and the history of the work are added defining the value of the object. At the advanced level, the digital identity is invisible to the naked eye and can be determined only through specific scientific analyses.

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RECORD OF PRESERVATION

The examination of the overall state of preservation of the artwork by means of analytical techniques, including both imaging diagnostics and analytical diagnostics. In particular, attention is paid to the present and possible future critical aspects of the artwork, by creating an updateable technical report to monitor the piece over time and to document developments of its overall health.

INSTITUTIONS WE WORK WITH