Art, with its recently acquired spotlight, has emerged as an attractive asset class. Naturally, this has also attracted speculators making the environment volatile and vulnerable. It takes a scholarly eye to distinguish and judge works on their legitimacy and determine their true value.
The value of an art work depends on an exhaustive list of factors: scientific, social, geographic, historic and many more. Our team of experts and scholars can evaluate and appraise individual works or collections for you.
Delhi Art Gallery's detailed valuation process includes detailed study of pricing history of the artworks. We also provide price comparisons with other works and their artists and auction price comparisons. Our team of experts provides you with intense research on the historical significance of the artworks, their current estimation and liquidity rating and analysis.
You can get to know the financial value and retrospective performance of collections / artwork(s). Such knowledge will help turn collections into assets.
Each painting that DAG accepts for authentication undergoes a strenuous examination on a variety of parameters. Besides Delhi Art Gallery’s in-house team of experts, historians, curators and archivists are invited to further evaluate or reinforce DAG’s reports. This exercise is made more reliable with the use of DAG’s archive and our digital database. Once a work has undergone this thorough series of approvals and examinations, DAG will issue a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the genuineness of the artwork.
This is important because forgeris and fakes in the market have grown. Our panel of experienced scholars and experts can help determine originality.
The steps involved in the authentication process are as follows:
Verification with living artists, artist’s families or estates where possible.
- Comparison with other works of the artist from the same period.
- Conducting a check on provenance and its documented evidence.
- Signature Analysis.
- Study of the medium.
- Study of the base and support.
- Study of the artistic style and strokes and technique.
- Invitation to subject matter experts (if required).
- Preparation of final report and certificate by DAG.