The Proper Pedigree

The provenance of an artwork can greatly influence its value, so it pays to be protected from possible errors.

Like much of the art world, we head down to Art Basel Miami Beach every December for culture (sort of), sun and an escape from our legal practice in New York.  Occasionally we manage two out of the three.

Last year we ran into our old friend Madeleine while checking into our hotel, and before we could even get our room keys, she cornered us for some professional advice.  Madeleine was interested in buying an unsigned painting on display in the booth of a Chelsea gallery.  Continue reading “The Proper Pedigree”