One of the rules: do not unconditionally believe the papers, a variety of expert opinions. In fact, the expertise, there is now a reputation. Legal liability is not an expert, that is, has every right to make mistakes with impunity. Therefore, the market assessment was compromised "paid by" conclusions. How then to cope? There is a narrow circle of experts (specializing in one or two artists), whose opinion is highly regarded in the market. Seasoned collectors rather is one of only their words. And vice versa: known experts whose positive conclusions about the authenticity are the lack of attribution of works. Can you imagine that? And the sort of thing would not doubt, and the conclusion is positive, but signed as "wrong" expert, that sell work with such a paper would be more difficult. Discriminating buyer would expect to catch.
Examination, of course, essential, especially for expensive work, but you have to take responsibility in the selection of the expert (you can ask for assistance, for example, in the profile picture). It should also be borne in mind that for most first names are registered funds, the conclusion of which is final and the only recognized - for example, Chagall Committee, funds Yavlensky, Kandinsky, etc. However, this is not the field for new investors. We also know that one of the most frequently faked directions is the Russian avant-garde of the first third of XX century, especially the revolutionary vanguard (Suprematism, etc.) - things have global significance. Collecting them is already first-class collection, which requires the highest professional competence and flair, so newcomers to the pores on the forefront of the better and not to dream.
Why take the risk, fearing for the authenticity, if you can buy work at prestigious auctions? There's something certainly check all ...
Auction does not guarantee against "falshaka. Such transactions are not uncommon, even if they are not intentionally. Auctions are trying to protect buyers from surprises as they can. And they can? After auctions just rely on the documents, the official expert opinion. On the complexities associated with this, we have just described. Even before the auction conduct the exhibition, where you can come with their expert. But also do not guarantee it. Cases of "punctures". The thing bought in a decent place, brought to Russia and here - the failure of the examination. Severe cases. Return of the auction house will be beset with painful procedures. We'll have to prove that their experts were wrong, and your attribution is true. Moreover, the burden of gathering admissible evidence fake things also have to bear the unfortunate owner.
General advice - not make a purchase in case of doubt. Much better to overpay for the real thing than the "advantageous" to buy a fake. Even too much bought the original ever catch up and overtake its price, becoming even more expensive.
Walk to museums, long look at the originals of your beloved artist. This will help you understand much. Trust your eyes, taste, and the first impression.
Do not overestimate the value of certificates: not based on persuasive conclusion is confirmed by a self-confidence of the expert, if not its dirtiness.
Go to the vendors themselves to pre-compile them representation. Do not wait, when you bring "is what you love, it is now discovered in the attic.
Do not chase loud names: there are excellent things no one led by the authors.
The history of the collection
The chairman of the Board of Directors of OAO Pharmacy Chain 36.6 "Sergei Krivosheeva and his wife Maria Salina way of relaxation from the daily bustle and whirl of business was the gathering of personal art collection. The most valuable thing my baby collectors do not hide from interested eyes. Today, the conversation will follow this.
- Sergey, when and from whom did the idea to create your own art collection? Why not spend on high-end household items, real estate, now that funds permit?
- The idea to collect this collection appeared 12 years ago. At that time, in our family had such financial opportunity, and especially the craving for luxury, in the banal sense of the word consumer, we have never been. This same period coincides with the beginning of "construction" pharmaceutical company "Time" - Genetrix Pharmacy Chain 36.6. Epoch time was unstable, like at least some vents. Incidentally, the first work in our (my wife, Maria Salina) collections have appeared in the year of opening the first pharmacy network. Yes, and gathering at that time was not so expensive now, art market was not as aggressive as now. Some work we excitedly searched for a month and a half, sometimes even by year hunted for individual copies. Read more