What is a living artist’s work worth?

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Submitted Question: “I am a quilter, and I have done portrait quilts. I have had them appraised by a quilt appraiser. Our mentor and teacher has suggested that we have an art appraiser look at our quilts, so they are appraised as art, as they come under the title of art quilts. I am wondering… Read more »

Earthquake Virginia 23 AUG 2011 1351hrs – 5.8

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Yesterday we experienced in central Virginia what, in my lifetime I have only experienced twice, an honest to goodness earthquake. Cool! I was in the third story of my townhouse in Charlottesville 30 miles from the epicenter. It came on strongly, gradually strengthened over a span of 20 seconds and then gradually subsided. Within 10… Read more »

NYU Appraisal Report Writing Workshop Fall Semester 2011

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The Appraisers Association of America (AAA) and New York University (NYU) collaborate in a certificate program to train personal property appraisers toward eventual certification in the profession. The program is a foundation kit from which graduates can launch a new career upon completion. There are plenty of other steps before accreditation is awarded by AAA…. Read more »

Mark C. Grove, Personal Property Appraiser: Categories Encountered

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The Personal Property Items that Mr. Grove Typically Encounters: furniture (American, Continental, English, period, country, mission, painted, twig, folk, custom, modern, etc.), paintings, sculptures, bronzes, folk art, Mexican retablos, Panamanian molas, prints, American Indian folk art, South American folk art, Asian folk art, African folk art, Australian Papunya Western Desert art, outsider art, art pottery,… Read more »

Mark C. Grove, Fine Art Appraiser: Paintings, Prints, Sculpture

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Partial Listing of Past Fine Art Appraised by Mr. Grove, by Artist: Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, Chagall, Dali, Goya, Rodin, Calder, Remington, Russell, J.J. Audubon, Mêlê, Domenichino, Tiepolo, Starkweather, R. Motherwell, N.C. Wyeth, J. Wyeth, R. Henri, J.J. Porter, Cikovsky, Altaffer, Hartenhoff, Janssand, Pain, Diaqué, Dickerson, Grau Santos, Ziem, J. Bell, Williams, Blackman, Hundertwasser, Molvig, Dobell,… Read more »

Why are cars driven on the left in some countries?

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This is some fascinating research on the curious topic of driving standards and the origin of right- and left-hand driving preferences world-wide. The where, when, and why. You’ll find this humorous and informative. http://users.telenet.be/worldstandards/driving%20on%20the%20left.htm#history