One might ask, how do you evaluate a monumental piece of public art? Christina Couch from Time Out Chicago addresses the topic by interviewing head appraiser and owner of MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., Farhad Radfar, in her article, Peddling Picasso in Issue 178 : Jul 24–30, 2008.
At MIR Appraisal Services, Inc., we wanted to start a blog as a forum to discuss topics in the fine art appraisal industry in addition to the art community at large. Our experience isn’t limited to educational background and credentials, we take pride in our day to day encounters with clients including reputable institutions and individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds in addition to our fine art & personal property research that fulfills a spectrum of possibilities on any given day. Welcome to our world, and feel free to contribute!
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MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. is a fine art and personal property appraisal company dedicated to serving clients throughout the United States and abroad since our incorporation in Chicago in 1994. We specialize in the multi-faceted field of appraising fine art, jewelry, antiques, and decorative items. We also provide professional fine art restoration and conservation treatment for various media, including but not limited to, artworks on canvas, board, masonite, and paper.
We offer professional and precise appraisal services carried out by our team of accredited appraisers for the purposes of insurance coverage and claims, charitable donations, estate planning and probate, equitable distribution and fair-market value.
We started our art commentary blog site as a venue for colleagues and fellow art enthusiasts to share their experiences within the art community.