The field of art authentication is complicated. What is real, what is fake, and who makes this determination? The Caldwell Gallery can perform authentication and title research on behalf of art owners for a broad range of American artists.
If there an acknowledged expert or catalogue raisonné available for an artist, we can act as a professional liaison between owner and the expert or committee. For title related issues we can research a work's history and help assure that there no ownership or theft related problems.
• Establish a work is listed in the artist's catalogue raisonné
• Consult with expert authorities for a particular artist
• Review history of proven works by artist and research comparable works
• Confirm provenance of an artwork
• Signature analysis
• Computer analysis via x-ray
• Analysis of paint and structural materials such as stretchers, canvas, and panels
• Consult with and utilize the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR) and Art Loss Register