From David Klein (Klein Art Gallery)
(A letter of recommendation to colleagues, associates and patrons from David Klein,
expert and author of the biographical book on the life and work of Edouard Cortès:
Edouard Cortès, Le Poète Parisien de la Peinture)
February 1, 2006
To Whom It May Concern,
Since 1986, I have known and worked with Solomon cohen both on a personal and professional basis. During these years, I have ben his mentor, imparting my knowledge and expertise of the artists Antonio Cortès, Edoaurd Cortès, Laloue, dyf and Loir. As a result, I am completely confident of Solomon’s ability in executing an accurate authentification of their work.
Solomon has proven time and again to be reliable, trustworthy and thorough in any endeavor he undertakes. Always punctual and diligent, he is an effective collaborator and often served as my liaison in numerous venutres such as acquisitions, sales, lending his expertise in the field of restorations, appraisals and authentications. I have entrusted him with my personal and business affairs without reservation.
1993 was the genesis of a life long intent to write a book on the life and work of Edouard Cortès. From its inception, Solomon assisted in varied ways, inclusive of collecting data, accompanying me in my travels to Europe as part of researching the book and assisted me in drafting the first mock up for the now published biography titled: “Le Poète Parisien de la Peinture — Edouard Cortès”.
In the year 2000, Solomon assumed the responsibility of restoring, evaluating and cataloguing eighty-one works of art from my private collection for an auction to benefit the Ben Gurion University of the Negev. His diligence, knowledge, prosessionalism and ability resulted in a very successful endeavor.
Solomon is honest, reliable, scholarly and motivated to provide outstanding service and product to his clients. I consider Solomon to be not only a protégé but a very good friend.
I am grateful to all of you for the friendships, courtesy and assistance I have enjoyed throughout the years. My wish is that the same consideration and support should be extended to my protégé and colleague Solomon Cohen.
February 1, 2006
Los Angeles, CA
From Wall Street Art Framing
January 6, 2002
Dear Sir or Madam,
For over seven years, I have highly recommended Solomon Cohen to my clients for all their restoration and appraisal needs. He has restored not only oil and paper art but also ornate antique frames.
Mr. Cohen exhibits great technical skill, professionalism, and impeccable manners. He has been a great asset to the services I can provide in my art sales and framing business. His work has enhanced my professional reputation in the La Jolla art community.
Please feel free to contact me for any additional information you might need.
From Gallery La Scala
30 October 2001
To Whom It May Concern:
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