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ART  AUTHENTICATION  EXPERTS   PROVENANCE   INVESTIGATORS - ART FRAUD  DETECTION   FREEMANART INTERNATIONAL FINE  ART  CONSULTANTS


     ESTABLISHED  FOR  OVER  42  YEARS

 

 

 

 The Freemanart Consultancy's vast experience and expertise in the field of international fine art now nears forty three years.
Over four decades in which we have taken a leading role in professionally conducting academic & forensic investigations into the legitimacy of art and artists oeuvres internationally for our clients around the world.

 

In serving those clients, principally our function as a unique International Fine Art Consultancy, has fallen into neatly defined professional actions, responsibilities and formalities including;

 

 

 


  Authentication:  Investigating and establishing the fully accepted authenticity of historical works of art. Ones with a specific signatorial claim or an earlier qualification of legitimacy and those with none. This requires international, academic, archival and forensic research applications and investigations.

 

•  Attribution:  Identifying and confirming the anonymous artist, studio or workshop from which a work of art originated. One not formerly known or previously identified.

 

  Revision:  Re examining and investigating an erstwhile ascribed historical artist attribution which is incorrect, or one that has been formally challenged.

 

  Confirmation:  Conducting the archival research and investigation of provenance, lineage and history of ownership of a work of art.

 

•  Scrutiny:  Identifying deliberate fakes and forgeries, determining those which are studio or later student copies, or previously misrepresented or wrongful attributions.

 

  Prosecution:  Investigating alleged art fraud and forgery and assisting those prosecuting the fact.

 

  Attention:  Conducting all art related due diligence and duty of care enquiries, prepurchase or sale related studies and matters of consolodating future family distribution.

 

Simply put, we are here to help in all fine art related matters.

 

 

 


 

 The Freemanart Consultancy are renown as leading international art experts, uniquely specialising in conducting confidential investigations into the legitimacy of fine art of all genres, eras and geographical origins.

We are one of the most accomplished, independent international fine art authentication research and investigation agencies available to the general public.

 

 Undertaking in depth archival academic studies and forensic procedures, alongside full investigations into the background, history and provenance of works of art for our clients. Conducting all of the vital investigative processes required in establishing an international acceptance of legitimacy of a work of art with finite underpinning.

 Our intent is to pursue and establish a flawless case for clients, one which can lead us to an absolute, accurate and certain confirmation of authenticity or an artist's attribution. One that is both recognised and accepted around the world. 

 

There is simply no half measure.

 

 

 

 
 
 
EXPERT IN THE FINE ART OF AUTHENTICATION
 

 

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  Freemanart are proud to serve clients from both the Private and Corporate sector internationally and have enjoyed longevity with remarkable success over the years in identifying fake works of art and forgeries.

Alongside many misrepresentations, art fraud attempts and scams. Assisting both private individuals and corporate collectors alike in the detection, identification, investigation and prosecution of art fraud and forgery and scrutinising and advising on all art related due diligence matters.

 


 Our distinguished clients include; Law firms from all over the globe. Principal, National, Regional, Municipal and Corporate Art Galleries and Collections. Museums, Auctioneers, Law Enforcement Agencies, Insurers, Loss adjusters, Art Dealers and Collectors, as well as private investors & individuals from all walks of life.  

Working for those seeking the truth, requiring the security and clarity that defines the true authenticity and legitimacy of a work of art. 

Freemanart offer our vast experience in this specialised field with the sustained excellence of investigative quality.

 

 

A unique team of fine art professionals, Freemanart operate around the world.

 

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WHY IS THE  AUTHENTICATION  OF  FINE   ART -   PAINTINGS,  DRAWINGS   &   SCULPTURE  IMPORTANT ?

 

 

  • The investigation of a work of art's authentication can identify any physical contravention of international law and attempts to deny the process of art fraud, therefore defeating the eventual success of criminality.

 

  • Art authentication is a critical measure in maintaining the integrity of art history and protecting its artists rights.
    Included in this complex task are the most respected artists in the world. Old and Modern Masters of European origin. Those amongst the most revered and well known artists in history, their followers and contemporaries. All are artists whose respective legal, intellectual, aesthetic and copyrights remain rightly protected under statute.

 

  • The complexity and vast variety of practical applications involved with the investigations we conduct are vital measures in the detection and prosecution of art fraud and forgery. As such, helping to enable society to sustain the ethic of honesty in our culture.

  • Art authentication therefore both upholds both the social and financial value of art and preserves the quality of aesthetics.

 

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See the drop down menu at the top of this page for more specific areas of expertise we offer.

Including; Genres, Artists and Geographical Regions

 

 

 The incredible diversity of our workload ranges from art that is purportedly by such eminent artists as Picasso, van Gogh and Monet, right through to the authentication and attribution of all Old and Modern Art Masters.

Operating from strategic bases and forensic laboratories in North America and Europe; France, Germany, Spain, the UK and Italy, gives Freemanart's clients the huge advantage of us being already in place to conduct any major European artist or art attribution investigation. This includes research and all closed archiving and the forensic and comparative analysis necessary.

 

 Our global art fraud investigation work, complex art attribution and authentication assignments and associated fine art services, are incredibly varied, highly confidential and often times extremely delicate matters. 

Pursuing fully confidential investigations for clients, we aid the legal profession and law enforcement agencies involved in the prosecution of art fraud and forgery. Vehemently striving to uphold the integrity of art history, its treasures and the rights of its historically most eminent artists. 

 

 

 

 

 FREEMANART - INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS BEAUX-ARTS - DETECTION DE FRAUDE ART, ART ET CHERCHEURS DETECTIVES - EXPERTS AUTHENTIFICATION ART

 

 

 

 

 

                       

 

 

 

Picasso authentication

 

STEP ONE - THE  PRIMARY VIABILITY STUDY

Pre - Authentication assessment
Old master

 

 

 

 Art authentication is not about guesswork and certainly not anything to do with wishful opinion.

It is a real and demanding world. One where there is no room for unsupported conjecture, wishful hypothesis and opinion alone. For it surely will be challenged. It is however, all about reality. Getting to the truth and securing solid supportive evidence and proof.

 

 Most normal human beings are naturally guided to us here on the internet by a dream and why not? Without a dream we would be nothing?

But it's a dream that what you have may just be something special after all? 

A lingering hope that is easy to be beguiled by. A magical possibility that a work of art may well be authentic? But you simply don't know if there is any hope or reality to it.

For now, it's only a possibility?

One that you may believe to be true from the outset, what you have been told is true, or what you want to believe is true!

 

 

 But remember, with art authentication, that dream has to be absolutely proven, just like a case placed before a court of law, as opinion is just not enough.

 In a court room, any case must be proven convincingly before being judged. Effectively it has to be a case won without a shadow of any doubt and proven in many different ways: academically, forensically and in actuality.

Just like in a court case judgement, all of this has to be 'achievable' before the work of art can ultimately be pronounced absolutely authentic.

 

 

 

 

 So before you get into the procedures minefield which can evolve with art authentication, one which may be both financially and emotionally taxing, it is more than wise to be realistic about the issue. Have an independent and more importantly, unbias 'preliminary assessment' conducted, measuring the viability of the work of art first.

 A pre authentication assessment is a professional assessment which is based on reality. Balancing the viability of your work of art against its background and makes an assessment of the possibilities, based on our vast past experience, that the case may be realistically followed through and eventually possibly be proven.

The advice you get will be invaluable and based upon the simple question;

Is there any reality in the notion that possibly this work of art could be authentic?

Can we diminish the risks involved and finally, do we have any serious chance of achieving our objective?

If a project is not achievable, surely it would be sensible to know right from the start!

 

 Such an unbias assessment then allows the client to make a wiser, more considered decision and apply a greater degree of sensibility in taking the leap into a staged, fully launched art authentication investigation.

 

 

It makes a great deal of sense.

 

 See our FAQ's for details of the process, or CONTACT US us privately for our help and advice.

 

 

 

 

 
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"Contrary to other forms of fraud, art fraud has

its own peculiar feature.

The victim is a victim but may not know it !"

 

R. E. Kendall: Secretary General of

Interpol International

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catching out a faker.

 

 

 On the left is an image we took recently of two paintbrush hairs we identified embedded by the paint in a painting purportedly by the French artist Paul Gauguin.

You may notice that they are tubular in shape.

 These are extruded filaments. In other words, acrylic bristles.

A man made invention of the nineteen sixties.

 

This was a fundamental blunder made by our would be forger, yet entirely missed by the new owner of the Gauguin fake who parted innocently with tens of thousands of dollars in the fraud.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ABOUT   FORENSIC   ART   INVESTIGATIONS

 


 

 

 

 At the Freemanart Consultancy, we conduct expert forensic art analysis & investigations into the authenticity & legitimacy of all manner and types of art work. As well as professionally administrating full provenance and attribution research, conducting detailed archival study and in depth legitimacy investigations internationally.

 The Freemanart Consultancy deliver the appraisals of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture for your personal security, both for insurance purposes and for future balanced family distribution.

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 Here at Freemanart, our forensic scientists, art fraud investigators, art experts and appraisers, work at the cutting edge of Forensic and Scientific technology alongside the finest scholars, individual art experts, institutions and authorities in the world.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forensics label

 

  Freemanart employ mainly nondestructive forensic methodology in the support of the authentication of art including; on site multi- spectral imaging. Lab based spectrographic and Raman technology, examination, testing and macroscopic and microscopic analysis.
Science can effectively assist in identifying and dating pigments, inks and artist materials but without any adverse effect on the work of art.

 Freemanart's forensic experts also conduct expert chemical analysis and fibre identification processes which reinforces the investigation procedure in the identification of fake drawings & paintings, signature forgery identification and art and document  fraud.


  It's fake documents and COA's which so often back up art fraud and support fake works of art, this is why we have forensic handwriting and forensic document analysts also on hand to assist with authentication and identifying fake paintings, drawings, sculptures and other art fraud forgeries.

 The Freemanart Consultancy's unique, widespread global presence offers clients quality, confidential authenticity and art authentication services. Freemanart serve the world by operating multilingually from seven countries including; USA, Canada, Spain, France, Italy, UK and Germany.                                

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          Forensic art authentication

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

*Kindly note that we do not operate as a Free Service
Refreshingly and to maintain presentation quality and integrity, this web site is neither sponsored,

nor do we allow any paid advertising on it.

 

 

Please click here to see our   Frequently Asked Questions .

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

 

Professional Preliminary Pre Authentication Assessments of Clients Projects

 

Full Authenticity Investigations conducted Internationally and World Wide

 

Research and Archiving

 

Forensic Art Analysis

 

Fine Art Valuations


Personal Acquisition Management and Advice on Fine Art Investments.

 

The identification and investigation of fakes and counterfeit works of art.

 

Acquisition and Asset Management.

 

 

Freemanart represent and conduct confidential negotiations of acquisitions & art purchases throughout the world.

We represent clients preferring to remain anonymous at auctions and in private negotiations globally.

 

We proudly co-ordinate and advise confidentially on property and financial bequests to museums and public galleries internationally.

 

 For advice on issues of future balanced family distribution of fine art, antiques and heirlooms, you may Contact us in confidence.


 Corporate and private estate collections evaluations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bouguereau art Investigation

Freemanart - Art  Consultants to the TV, Motion Picture, Film and Television Industry.


  Freemanart are factual Consultants to the Film & Television industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Providing special services and information support including factual referencing, research and image access, script content analysis and location management to  a large number of production companies internationally.


  We provide global authentication services and are advisors to Public Galleries & Museums, Auctioneers, Insurance Companies, the antiques industry & the general public alike.

 

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Special thanks go to Mathew Freeman for his superlative expertise, creativity and ingenuity in the creation of this web site.

 

 

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AREAS OF EXPERTISE

CURRENT INVESTIGATIONS

OLD MASTER ART AUTHENTICATION
IMPRESSIONIST & MODERN ART AUTHENTICATION
DUTCH & FLEMISH ART AUTHENTICATION
RUSSIAN ART AUTHENTICATION
SPANISH ART AUTHENTICATION
CUBAN ART AUTHENTICATION
EXPERTISE BY ARTIST
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APPEL KAREL - AUTHENTICATION

AIVAZOVSKY  IVAN  
BRANCUSI SCULPTURE - AUTHENTICATION
BOUDIN EUGENE AUTHENTICATION
CEZANNE PAUL - AUHENTICATION
CHAGALL MARC - AUTHENTICATION
CONSTABLE JOHN AUTHENTICATION
CORNEILLE & COBRA MOVEMENT -
CAMILE COROT- AUTHENTICATION A Case Study
CORTES EDOUARD - AUTHENTICATION
DEGAS EDGAR - AUTHENTICATION
DOU GERRIT - AUTHENTICATION
DUFY RAOUL - AUTHENTICTION
GAUGUIN PAUL - AUTHENTICATION
JUAN GRIS - AUTHENTICATION
KIRCHNER ERNST LUDWIG
KRIEGHOFF CORNELIUS
LEGER AUTHENTICATION

 

MATISSE HENRI - AUTHENTICATION
MALEVICH AUTHENTICATION
MODIGLIANI AMADEO AUTHENTICATION
MONDRIAN PIET - AUTHENTICATION
MONET CLAUDE - AUTHENTICATION
PICASSO PABLO - AUTHENTICATION

 

PICASSO USA AUTHENTICATION  
PISSARRO CAMILLE - AUTHENTICATION
POPPELMAN PETER  
SPENLOVE-SPENLOVE COMPLETE WORKS  
J. M. W. TURNER AUTHENTICATION  
UTRILLO MAURICE - AUTHENTICATION
VAN GOGH  - AUTHENTICATION

 

VOUILLARD EDOUARD - Art AUTHENTICATION
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Detailed Services Summary:


 A detailed summary of the services offered by the Freemanart Consultancy and its wide variety of art and antiques authentication procedures follows.

Please navigate the buttons on the left of your screen (above) to learn more on each topic.

 The clients relying on Freemanart, often specifically require the authentication and appraisal of British,  American, Canadian and European Art and Antiques. This level of workload would normally include the investigation, attribution and authentication of oil paintings, the authentication and attribution of water colours, the authentication of acrylic paintings, pictures and prints. We also concentrate on authenticating many different artist’s graphic works and which  includes; etchings, engravings, lithographs, mono prints, serigraphs, silk screen, wood block and limited edition prints.

 

 Freemanart also employ experts whose area of expertise is in the authentication, valuation and appraisal of ceramics, pottery, figurines and furniture and collectibles.

In relation to three dimensional works and pottery particularly Picasso ceramics, there are a wide variety of authentication issues which currently surround the levels of fake and faux Picasso ceramic works which are available for sale on the market.

At Freemanart, our experts also value and investigate the authenticity of and appraise rare and antique books, bibles and first editions, maps, photographs, authenticate autographs and  drawings in pencil, silver point, pen and ink and charcoal. Coins, medals, stamps, postcards and private collections of all kinds.

Art Fakes and Forgery:

As Art and Antiques appraisers specifically specialising in the field of the authentication of paintings, pictures and antiques, we also aim to identify and investigate both art and document forgery, including fakes and art forgeries of all kinds.

To this end, Freemanart have specialists who specialise in the identification of fake and illegitimate works of art of all kinds and also forged, copied and illegitimate signatures.

 

Naturally, much of our work load is taken up with the authentication of paintings, but we also authenticate drawings, ceramics, sculpture and limited edition prints too, particularly those attributed to, claiming to be by or after Pablo Ruiz Picasso.

However, Joan Miro and Marc Chagall also account for a large proportion of our authentication schedule and the business of authenticating artwork. Particularly the authentication of artist’s signatures.

Our About Fakes section and archive specifically covers this subject with good examples of fake works by artists such as Picasso  http://www.artfake.net is also an excellent resource on art fraud, forgery, fakes and illegitimate art for interested parties. SONG