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Category Archives: Appraisal Standards and Ethics

REALLY? THE INTERNATIONAL EXPERT?

Some time ago I received criticism from Paul Chimera, a longtime Salvador Dali fan, collector, curator and authority. He took exception to my oft-repeated representation by myself and others of me as The International Salvador Dali Expert. He thought that the … Continue reading



MOVING FORWARD WITH DALI SERVICES

For a third of a century I have been researching all available information about the 1,700+ print images by Salvador Dali and a vast array of others that are attributed to him but belong in the FAKES filing cabinets. In … Continue reading



Update on ARTFUL DODGERS

It seems I get almost daily inquiries about the progress of Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market toward publication and availability. I am working with an agent to craft a Proposal to publishers and the advice I … Continue reading



INVESTING IN ART? DON’T BET ON IT

Every day I receive online a posting by Todd Sigety titled “Appraiser Workshops”. It usually has reprints and synopses of articles related to art that have appeared elsewhere. It’s a great way to keep up with a wide range of … Continue reading



TRUTH AND JUSTICE ARE TRIUMPHING AT LAST!

IMPORTANT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE DALI WARS! Good news just keeps rolling in for those who represent the truth in the Salvador Dali market. First came the news that the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the … Continue reading



HURTFUL NONSENSE

When I wrote in an earlier blog posting that I was going to Mexico to visit Dali collector and expert Enrique  Zepeda, a nasty individual known to all in the Dali market sent an e-mail to Enrique saying, “You are not … Continue reading



BOOK ONE; BOOK TWO

While working to sign with an agent for the publication of Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market I’m also making progress on the next book Persistence of Memory: The Unbelievable Salvador Dali Market. Of course, sales of … Continue reading



THE LATEST ON OUR NEMESIS

Once again I have the pleasure of referring you to FINE ART INVESTIGATIONS at http://fineartinvestigations.blogspot.com/p/theresa-franks-criminal-investigation.html  to read about the further adventures of Theresa Franks of Fine Art Registry. I know my supporters, well-wishers and fans (that would be my dogs) will not … Continue reading



CONTEMPORARY ART, AND TRAVEL

Recently I’ve been reading a stack of books on Contemporary Art in order to either confirm my unkind suspicions about that market or learn what I don’t know and should. My conclusion? It’s pretty much like the rest of the art … Continue reading



QUALITY ART REQUIRES A QUALITY APPRAISAL

There can be no doubt that when a single artwork  or a collection needs appraisal (which it does about every 3-5 years) there is only one way it should be done for true credibility. That is by retaining a professional, accredited … Continue reading