New Blogpost about the Detroit Art Institute Appraisals

I have just posted a long piece on my blog, http://extraordinaryassumptions.blogspot.com about the clash between the various appraisers who have evaluated DIA's collection.  The case provides a fascinating look at the work of some of the top appraisers in the country and a rare chance to see varying appraisals of the same objects.  In the piece, I argue that although every appraiser in the case is independent and trustworthy, the point of view of their client shines through their work in the end. 


 This 1874 Renoir oil was appraised at between $10 Million and $22.5 Million by the various appraisers who have been engaged by adversaries in the Detroit bankruptcy trial

This 1874 Renoir oil was appraised at between $10 Million and $22.5 Million by the various appraisers who have been engaged by adversaries in the Detroit bankruptcy trial