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Category Archives: Appraisal Standards and Ethics

IT’S OUR 40th ANNIVERSARY !!! (June 5th 2012)

Never mind how I got to be 68 years old. It doesn’t matter because I still have 36 years to live. How do I know? I decided years ago that I was going to live to be 104 years old. Happilly … Continue reading



“WE’RE ALL SO THRILLED BY THIS DISCOVERY ! “

Dali friend Enrique Zepeda, whom I have experienced always being accompanied by his iPad, is really good at finding art-related articles and posting them where the rest of us can easily read them. One of his recent posts was from theatlanticwire.com  and … Continue reading



BECOMING “THE MAN” FOR DALI

The other day I called the woman who was my secretary for six years back in the 1980s to wish her a happy birthday. While talking about those times, she reminded me of the day about 1982 when I was trying to do … Continue reading



NOT BY DALI

It is common for me to see prints that are attributed to Salvador Dali that are not authentic and carry forged signatures. I also see what appear to be and are represented as being original, unique artworks created by Dali. Some … Continue reading



WHAT’S WRONG WITH APPRAISERS?

Chapter 7 of Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market is titled WHAT’S WRONG WITH APPRAISERS ?  I’m finishing the final polish on the book, but today I had reason to ask myself that question again. I picked … Continue reading



DISNEY/DALI’S “DESTINO” : THE REST OF THE STORY

That always-on-top-of-everything Dali collector, expert and researcher Enrique Zepeda, who is never without his iPad (even in the shower?) posts Dali doings, events, photographs and information almost every day on the Dali Collectors site and Facebook. Today he posted information … Continue reading



WELL DESERVED LAWSUIT

Believe me, I am not one to celebrate another’s misfortune–unless that person has caused others great pain and richly deserves to suffer in turn. In my blessed life, I have a list of fewer than five people who are candidates … Continue reading



APPALLING APPRAISER

I visited a gallery the other day and heard from the dealer a very disturbing story about an appraiser that will certainly now be inserted in Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market. Chapter 7 of the book … Continue reading