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Appraisal Services

Cecilia Dan is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) of the American Society of Appraisers and provides appraisal services compliant with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

We are completely objective throughout the appraisal process, providing unbiased and informed valuations for a variety of purposes, including non-cash charitable contribution (artworks donated to museums/institutions), insurance replacement value (the cost of replacing a property with a like or comparable artwork in scenario of damage or loss), estate tax or planning, equitable distribution (divorce or family division of property), and market value (typically used as consultation for disposition via future sale or donation).

Our services can include all aspects of the donation process, including vetting possible donee institutions, coordinating transfer of artwork, and preparation of appraisal documents. Recently, Cecilia Dan Fine Art coordinated donations of artwork to the Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), the Perez Art Museum (Miami, FL), Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), Wadsworth Atheneum (Hartford, CT), and UCLA Grunwald Center (Los Angeles), among numerous others, on behalf of our clients.

Image: Kirsten Everberg — My Name is Ivan (After Tarkovsky), 2008, oil and enamel on paper, four panels, 25 x 33 inches each, art advisory client and installation (photo credit: Robert Wedemeyer)