Artwork Background Reports

Skate's Artwork Background Reports provide buyers and sellers of valuable art with a quick vetting solution for both private and auction market transactions.

Artwork Background Reports assess individual artworks from the perspective of market valuation and investment attractiveness. Each report provides:

  • investment summary
  • risk rating
  • provenance and catalogue raisonne summary
  • list of known thefts and forgeries of an artist.
  • same-artist peer group for the artwork profiled
  • full market overview and analysis
  • suggested valuation

Artwork Background Reports are delivered within 72 hours when ordered for works by Skate's Top Artists. Reports on works by other artists generally take one week to complete.

Artwork Background Reports are provided discretely and without communication to counterparties. Reports do not require access to an artwork and provide a useful risk assessment tool, as well as a context for negotiating the terms of an artwork transaction.

In certain cases, Skate's is able to work with clients to arrange for a full authentication, condition or title check, as well as any other analysis that requires full access to the artwork in question. These additional services require the full and expressed consent of the artwork's owner.

To learn more about Skate's ratings, please download a copy of Skate's Rating Methodology.

List of reports:

Artist Title Auction Auction Date Report
Publication Date
Risk Rating
Skate's Price Range, USD Report ID
Fernand Leger Nature Morte Sur Fond Jaune PIASA March 19, 2010 March 18, 2010 BBB- 750,000 - 850,000 1-FL-001
Marlene Dumas Dancer Christie's March 25, 2010 March 24, 2010 A 150,000 - 200,000+ 2-MD-001
Edvard Munch The Sick Child I Christie's March 31, 2010 March 30, 2010 BBB+ 250,000 - 300,000 3-EM-001
Yue Minjun On the Lake Sotheby's April 5, 2010 April 4, 2010 A+ 950,000 - 1,400,000 4-YM-001
Henri Matisse Nu au fauteuil, Jambes croisees Sotheby's May 5, 2010 May 3, 2010 BBB- 2,500,000 - 3,000,000 5-HM-001

Please complete the form below to send a request for Artwork Background Report:

Artwork Details:
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