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Society has always been fascinated by the art of forgery. Today, significant cases still make headlines, yet while some forgeries become the subject of high profile lawsuits, others remain unnoticed, passed on from dealer to dealer and ending up in the homes of unsuspecting collectors — or even Trump Tower.

Can you name some of the most faked artists in History?

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Those seeking skilled trade professionals or contractors might consult Angie’s List or Home Advisor, but what if a person wanted to have their art appraised, insured, sold or restored by bona-fide experts? Now there’s a resource designed specifically for that purpose. It’s called FindArtExperts.com. 

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Hand-crafted in Italy and made to last, Hermès handbags are the pinnacle of status – the Holy Grail of luxury. The most extravagant and pristine of Hermès bags have been considered investments delivering returns that beat those from the stock market.

  • Which Hermes bag holds it value best?
  • How can I buy a Hermes bag?
  • Guide to wearing vs. investing

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Scan the Art - Uncover the Story

"Smartify" is the most elegant, information-rich gallery guide I've seen. And it's free. It's like having your own personal docent

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Looking at art isn’t just a pleasurable way to spend a few hours. It also has real benefits for professionals who are far afield from the art world, from detectives to doctors.

The power of observation may be a necessary type of analytical skill in our overwhelmingly visual world. It can even save lives. 

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What to do with mom's beloved Lenox dinnerware, saucers, gravy boats,  Hummel figurines, and the Hitchcock dining room set ? Her generation's hallmarks of a properly furnished, middle class home translates to clutter to their kin                                                              

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The most overlooked part of an artwork is not necessarily it's least important. 

Five things you can learn from the back of a painting:

  1. Look for labels
  2. Follow chalk marks & bar codes to follow a work's journey through major auction houses
  3. Don't believe everything you read
  4. Look at the lining for possible signs of restoration
  5. Sometimes it's possible to discover unusual & wonderful things

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Experts give their tips for achieving museum-quality illumination at home:

  1. Create layers of light
  2. Switch to LED's
  3. Position art carefully
  4. Picture light or spotlight?
  5. Chose the right LED's
  6. Downlight or uplight?
  7. Don't feel you need to light every work
  8. Set levels for night-time

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