Fine Art/Is it worth what they said?
I was recently on a cruise and acquired some fine art from Park West At Sea. Some of these items are seriolithographs and I have seen very little information on this technique (either unknown or inexpensive to produce!). So, now I am wondering if what they told me is truly what they are worth. I did pay extra for an appraisal on each work of art, but how do I know that even the appraisal from them will be legitimate. The work is beautiful and the artist are known, but how do I find out the true value of them?
Dear Angel, With your lithographs you may receive certificates telling you the importance of the artwork, and that it is a limited edition. What they don't tell you is that there is an American edition, a European edition, an Asian edition, Artist's proofs, and on and on. In reality they can print millions if they like. 99.5 % of these prints are worthless. See if any lithographs by your artists have sold at Sotheby's or Christie's auction. If not you can be rather sure they have no market value.