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Stolen Picasso – When You’re So Rich You Don’t Notice Your Picasso Is Missing

 

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Gallery Art owner Kenneth Hendel holds on tightly to Picasso’s ‘Portrait de Marie-Therese’ at his gallery in Aventura on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. Hendel received a letter from a New York law firm saying that the Picasso in his gallery was stolen ten years ago from the Tisch family and they just noticed it was missing now. The gallery owner contends he bought the art from another dealer – paid $350,000 for it — and that he knows nothing about it being stolen.
PATRICK FARRELL pfarrell@miamiherald.com

As Seen In The Miami Herald In 1990 & Today – How Time Flies!

Recent Acquisitions

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Inaugural SFMOMA Contemporary Vision Award To Honor Photographer Annie Leibovitz

 

Inaugural SFMOMA Contemporary Vision Award to honor photographer Annie Leibovitz.

 

View one of Annie Leibovitz’s Great Works Here.

Artwork of the Week – Andy Warhol’s Uncle Sam

Myths: Uncle Sam FS II.259 - Andy Warhol, 1981

Myths: Uncle Sam FS II.259 – Andy Warhol, 1981

Artist: Andy Warhol

Title: Uncle Sam FS II.259

Medium: Screenprint with Diamond Dust on Lenox Museum Board

Size: 38 x 38 inches

Year: 1981

Edition: of 200

“Uncle Sam” is 1 of 10 screenprints from the “Myths Suite” portfolio. In the “Myths” suite Andy Warhol  features 10 very well known fictional figures.  Some would call Andy Warhol the founding father of pop art. Some would call him genius. What ever you call him, his works are some of the most sought after and the auction records speak for themselves. “Today, he is regarded as one of the most prominent artists of the twentieth century, contributing not only thousands of works of art that are housed in museums and collections worldwide but also an iconic style that would impact the art market and artists alike for decades. His works have been exhibited in over two thousand exhibitions, including retrospectives at The Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2008); MusĂ©e National d´Art Moderne, Paris, France (1990); and The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL (1989).”

View our entire Warhol inventory here.

What is a COA and why are they important?

Find peace in mind knowing when you shop at GallArt.com that the artwork you purchase is genuine and always comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Screen Shot 2015-06-04 at 12.48.22 PMWhat Is a Certificate of Authenticity?

A Certificate of Authenticity is a bit like an artwork’s birth certificate, passport and quality guarantee all rolled into one.

Essentially, a COA is a document, created by the artist or someone who is an expert on the artist, which accompanies an artwork and contains all the information a collector could need to verify if the piece of art is genuine.

A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) provides a lot of concrete detail about a piece, but by existing for a particular piece, it says even more. An artwork that has a COA is one that is made by a professional practicing artist, not an amateur. It is a piece that has collectible value. The Certificate adds a tangible credibility to the work. It can help the work hold its value.

The COA is held to be an indirect promise of quality. Art pieces that have a COA have usually been made by an artist who cares about their work, its longevity and their collectors. The piece is likely to have been created from the best materials available, be designed to last and been created by an expert. Back to the concrete details, the Certificate will provide all the information on the medium(s) of the piece needed for conservation that might otherwise be lost forever.

Certificates protect the artist and the buyer by helping to prove that an artwork is original. Cheap copies sold without an artist’s knowledge or consent is unfortunately common. Without a COA attached, this situation makes it next to impossible for the buyer to be confident of the value of the piece or for the artist to maintain their credibility and their livelihood.

As an art collector, you really must only buy Fine Art pieces that are backed by a Certificate of Authenticity. This helps ensure that what you have bought at a premium is genuine and not counterfeit.

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