Appraisals

We S. Cohen Fine Art provide art appraisal documentation that includes item, artist description, provenance and auction records for the artist, general assessment of authenticity, quality, condition and fair market price and replacement value. A “limiting Conditions and Assumptions” document will be provided with each appraisal/report.

Solomon Cohen the Appraiser will inspect, research and provide documentation and photos on the items appraised. He will establish the value on items. The value of the items will be determined using the following criteria: The current established market value of items: based on the characteristics of value and elements of quality, most active marketplace, and comparable sales through research and methodology(Evaluation Matrixes). The appraisal is the educated opinion of the Appraiser and he will not advocate a value higher than that established by using the above method. Appraiser will, however, defend his position in regard to the value of a particular item.

Unless otherwise stated this appraisal will serve only as a means of establishing the value of each particular item and not as a proof of the authenticity of an item and have no limited interest conveyed other than those stated in the appraisal.

Mr. Cohen’s compensation is not contingent upon the reporting of a predetermined value or direction in value that favors the cause of the client, the amount of the value estimate, the attainment of a stipulated result, or the occurrence of a subsequent event. Services rendered at the flat rate One Hundred and Twenty-five Dollars per hour. The fee shall be paid upon receipt of statement notifying final stages of appraisal work. The Appraiser shall then mail the appraisal document to the Owner upon receipt of fees.

Nothing in this Agreement shall be construed to interfere with or otherwise effect the rendering of services by the Appraiser in accordance with his independent and professional judgment. Appraiser shall perform his services substantially in accordance with the Principals and the Codes of Ethics of the American Society of Appraisers, Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, The Appraisers Association of America

S. Cohen Fine Art has apprised fine art for galleries, institutions and private collectors nationwide.

Mr. Mario B. Simic of Simic New Renaissance Galleries engaged S. Cohen Fine Art for the appraisal of the complete collection (two hundred artworks to include Cortes, Renoir, Lebourg, Pinal, Valtat, Loir, Dyf, Luce, and Montezin) of the touring exhibition titled “Post-Impressionist Paintings of Paris” Written by Noel Coret, coordinated by Madam L. Renoir and hosted by the Provincial Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada from June 9, 2001 to September 3, 2001.

Member – New England Appraiser Association

Testimonials

As an art dealer/broker/consultant for many years, I write this recommendation for Solomon Cohen with utmost appreciation for, and confidence in, his service as a conservator of fine art and for his acumen as an appraiser.

My experience working with Mr. Cohen encompasses approximately eight (8) years now. He has performed every challenge I brought to him with absolute professionalism, courtesy, timeliness and impeccable technical skill. In addition, he is a scholar, poet, researcher, a noteworthy artist himself, and the absolute gentleman. All of these elements are incorporated into his analysis of a project, and then literally into the working situation of restoring the work to its original state and/or intent of the work of art itself.

Further, I do not hesitate to refer Mr. Cohen directly to my clients for their art requirements, either for restoration or appraisal services. He has proven to be entirely trustworthy and reliable in each situation. I am comfortable knowing that all of my clients needs are handled with the same care and excellence of service without deference to actual value.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact me.

Miki G. Kazmarek
Gallery La Scala