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Authentication and Certification

Every artwork is unique and at the same time vulnerable to the malice of nature, making its maintenance impending. In order to sustain the marvel of such oeuvres, it is important to support them with espousal measures. Also, the exhibit of such invaluable works must not only be protective but also be optimal, to accentuate the aesthetic experience. In the recent speculators have tried to commoditize art, resulting in the spouting up of undeserving works and artists, thus one must be most vigilant while procuring art. For art to satisfy all its deliverables – beauty, brains and bounty; collections must be professionally created, managed and celebrated.

DAG's offers a wide range of services from which clients can meet their individual needs and interests. For practical purposes, these services have been divided into the broad categories listed below:

Art, with its recently acquired spotlight, has emerged as an attractive asset class. Naturally, this has also attracted speculators making the environment volatile and vulnerable. It takes a scholarly eye to distinguish and judge works on their legitimacy and determine their true value.

The value of an art work depends on an exhaustive list of factors: scientific, social, geographic, historic and many more. Our team of experts and scholars can evaluate and appraise individual works or collections for you.

Dag Modern's detailed valuation process includes detailed study of pricing history of the artworks. We also provide price comparisons with other works and their artists and auction price comparisons. Our team of experts provides you with intense research on the historical significance of the artworks, their current estimation and liquidity rating and analysis.

You can get to know the financial value and retrospective performance of collections / artwork(s). Such knowledge will help turn collections into assets.

Each painting that DAG accepts for authentication undergoes a strenuous examination on a variety of parameters. Besides Dag Modern’s in-house team of experts, historians, curators and archivists are invited to further evaluate or reinforce DAG’s reports. This exercise is made more reliable with the use of DAG’s archive and our digital database. Once a work has undergone this thorough series of approvals and examinations, DAG will issue a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the genuineness of the artwork.

This is important because forgeris and fakes in the market have grown. Our panel of experienced scholars and experts can help determine originality.

The steps involved in the authentication process are as follows:
Verification with living artists, artist’s families or estates where possible.