From the steps above, hopefully you have learned to appreciate and enjoy your artwork even more. In addition, our records can provide the first step in the process of determining the value of your artwork.
Many think of askART as 'The Artists' Bluebook'. However, please be aware that your own research may not be a substitute for the type of formal analysis and appraisal that can come from contracting a qualified professional appraisal service. Appraisal results will vary according to the intended purpose of the appraisal.
The two most common purposes for appraisal are “Fair Market Value” (the value typically applied to the donation of an artwork to a qualifying non-profit art institution), and “Replacement Value” (which is typically required for insurance purposes). But there are various other types of appraisal purposes, each with their own appropriate corresponding methodologies. Only a written report prepared by a qualified professional appraiser may serve as a legal document. Therefore, while your own research initiative on askART is encouraged as a learning experience, askART cannot be held responsible for, nor can it validate, the conclusions you or others may have derived.