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How to determine the value of your artwork

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Art appraisals can be an important part of tax and estate planning, as well as a means of protecting one's art investment. Art-Collecting.com has compiled a list of several professional organizations that specialize in art appraisals; they are membership organizations with high professional standards and qualifications for membership. Please find them, below. 

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How Art Influences Our Lives

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How Art Influences Our Lives

My earliest memory of art in my life was at 2 1/2 years old, the day my sister was born. My father was in the backyard building a playhouse for me as I was sitting on the floor in the kitchen. The art was somewhere between the birth of my sister and the decorative playhouse being built for me. I started to take notice.  Photo by Michał Parzuchowski on Unsplash Since then, I have realized that having art in my life makes me feel …….complete. I love to be surrounded by art.  I have always opted for more art on the...

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Tom Binder Fine Arts supports Arts Advocacy March 20-21st 2017

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Tom Binder Fine Arts supports Arts Advocacy March 20-21st 2017

Make your voice heard this year on Capitol Hill! Register today to ensure that your members of Congress will hear about the indispensable role arts play in your life, community, and schools directly from you.   

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Establishing a Papertrail for Your Art Collection: What You Need to Know

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Establishing a Papertrail for Your Art Collection: What You Need to Know

As you are developing an art collection, it is important to have background information on each piece of artwork you acquire. Having this information will aid in cataloguing your art collection as well as selling or borrowing against it. The information you should have on record is: Artist’s name Title of the piece and year it was created Dimensions and medium of the piece Details of the markings or signatures on the piece The object’s condition and provenance Auction and exhibition history for the object Some of the details are straightforward but you may not be sure where to find others....

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The Paintings of Artist Ken Shotwell

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The Paintings of Artist Ken Shotwellhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhTPwoWXx9A

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