Previous denied authentications? There is maybe a solution!
We are willing to reopen files for authentication of paintings, denied for any reason in the past, under
specific conditions and only for major artists, especially old masters.
Several former authorized experts are denied today, or the authorized expert is changed, or deceased and the
new authorized experts do not necessarily use the archives of the former expert. The Art world is in
constant evolution and sometimes revolution, also the Fine Art Appraisal.
- Vlaminck: Paintings were recognized by his daughter? Today this is only under the authority of
the Foundation Wildenstein, but also this famous institute makes mistakes. Based on my own
experience, we can tell that if you come up with unbeatable arguments these gentlemen will recognize the
authenticity of your Vlaminck, it takes time and lots of work.
- Utrillo: Mr. Petrides denied several paintings, using his monopole rights over the artist works. Several
authentic Utrillo paintings were denied, and in particular several fake paintings were authenticated by Mr.
Petrides. It was told he went to jail for a while. Luckily Mr. Fabrice showed up one
day in auction room in London where he made a scandal about several paintings that were offered as Utrillo
paintings. Fabrice and Petrides are certifying Utrillo works in accordance today.
- Picasso: The Committee Picasso (made mistakes?), and is dissolute since 1993!
- Old Masters: All major museums in the world are publishing every decade an update of their possessions,
it's so that a painting attributed to Caravaggio, can be attributed to an famous unknown painter. Rembrandt
is a good example of this evolution, it looks today that 50 % of the Rembrandt's on display in museums in the
world are not by his handů
We are accepting missions of reintegration for authenticity if,in our opinion, the artwork is defendable
(manifestly fakes or forgeries are excluded for acceptance), with a serious provenance history. We
retrace the complete history of the painting, provide an analytic analyze, a study of the manner this painting
was made, radiographic analyze, chemical study of the paint, in one word a complete autopsy of the painting and
These missions are difficult, take a long time to be accomplished, we limit these expertises to paintings with
a value (authenticated ) > $200,000.00. An average study takes 6 months. After reviewing your
painting we will give you a free proposal.
USE OF OUR LETTERHEAD FOR FAKE AUTHENTICATIONS AND APPRAISALS
samples - all use of
our name or letterhead will be prosecuted and reported immediately to
the FBI. G. Van Weyenbergh October 12 - 2007