You have an old painting, an etching, a bronze sculpture or a limited edition print you inherited and want to know if it is of any value. It may be and if so, you may want to insure it. You may also want to sell it or just want to know for your own personal knowledge. Either way, an appraisal may need to be done. First, as an appraiser, I need to see the art to determine if it is an original or a copy and to note the artist’s name, if signed. That means an appointment. Then, I will need to photograph, measure and get information from you, the client and determine the reason for the appraisal. Then research needs to be done, which may take some time, depending on how much information is available. Finally, I give you an Appraisal Report. Whether art is an original or limited edition reproduction, and depending on the artist, it may very well, have value. If unable to bring in the art due to size or other reasons, to Art Gallery of the Rockies, I may need to come to your home or place of business to see the art. If out of the city or state, I always suggest finding an appraiser in your area, and if none are available, then take a good photo of the art, front and back and a close up of the signature, and edition number, if a reproduction, and any paperwork associated with the art. If a sculpture, more information needs to be given, which I can note. I take most major credit cards, checks and cash.
Call 719 260 1873 for an appointment
Judy Crowley, International Society of Appraisers Member
Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5039 N Academy Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918