We, of course, receive telephone calls every day and since we so often hear from callers the same misunderstandings about the way the art market works, I thought it would be useful to address some of those repetitive topics. Since so many of them relate to The Six Myths That Drive The Art Market (a central theme of my upcoming book Artful Dodgers: Fraud and Foolishness in the Art Market), I’ll call the series “Art Mythunderstandings”. (Clever huh?)
I’ll start tomorrow with the first of such topics as:
- Does a Certificate of Authenticity guarantee authenticity?
- Does a signature on a work of art count for anything?
- Do appraisals give assurance of authenticity?
- What is the difference between value and price?
- How reliable are online art offerings?
- If you buy an artwork do you have the copyright?
And a whole lot more. Watch for the TRUTH about these and many other matters that few people understand and many art dealers don’t want you to.