COVID-19 has changed the way many businesses operate, and ours is no different. During the Washington state shutdown we are still taking on new appraisal clients, but because we cannot meet in person we are finding new ways to get necessary information to complete...READ ARTICLE
Protecting Your Collection and Your Wallet: What You Could Lose If You Suffer a Loss Without an Appraisal
Written by Kirsten Rabe Smolensky, JD, ISA CAPP As an appraiser, I have worked on a lot of insurance claims, including losses due to fire, theft, transit damage, and flood. The number one mistake most insureds make is not being prepared in advance. Imagine that your...READ ARTICLE
One of the hallmarks of AXA ART’s operation is the pride it takes in meeting with and building relationships with art and insurance professionals. The company views these activities as central to delivering top level solutions for its clients. On a recent museum...READ ARTICLE
LONDON — A sensuous Paul Gauguin painting of two Tahitian girls has been sold from a Swiss private collection for close to $300 million, one of the highest prices believed to have been paid for an artwork, according to European and American art world insiders with...READ ARTICLE
On February 26, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury London will be auctioning nearly 700 photos taken in space and on the moon, dating from the very first photo outside the Earth’s atmosphere in 1946–from the launch of a V2 rocket–to the final lunar mission in 1972. At the...READ ARTICLE
By CAROL VOGEL The cover of Sotheby’s London Impressionist and modern art sale catalog features “Les Peupliers à Giverny,’’ one of Monet’s depictions of poplar trees in the fields at the edge of his property in Giverny. Painted in 1887, it captures the sunset of early...READ ARTICLE
Erin G. Fossum, MA
Erin specializes in appraising fine art, antiques & residential contents. She offers appraisals for a variety of purposes, including insurance, estates, donations and divorce.
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