Bill Schenck original oil on canvas. Work entitled “in the Land of Cadillac Cowgirls”. Date written on the back says the work was created in 1993. There is not a frame and the work measures 36′ x 36′. This was purchased in 1993 for $7500. The art gallery / purchase price is hanging from a tag in the back.
This art appraisal report provides a comprehensive and objective analysis of the artwork in question, and should be based on the appraiser’s expertise and knowledge of the art market. All the information analyzed in this report is obtained exclusively from the requester.
Understanding the value of your pieces is important to you and will help with any future decisions. This report provides an appraisal estimate for each artwork, using US dollars as a world reserve currency; it does not aim at encouraging anyone to sell their art but rather provides valuable information on what steps should be taken if someone else wanted to.
Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.
Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test
In the search for a match, Image Search uses AI to look through databases of images and attempt to find ones that are similar. It can do this by using various algorithms like pattern recognition or machine learning. Some results may show as “matches” if there is actually something in common between two photos, but others will remain unknown since they rely more on chance than anything else. To run this test, I used a front picture to try to find similar images uploaded on the internet.
The results of the automatic recognition are not conclusive. If a match is found, it will be shown below:
What specific information can we obtain from this test?
These results show clear similarities in scene, style, and/or colors. A conclusion cannot yet be made since there is a broad selection of causes for this coincidence: an artist with a specific style, a reproduction, a limited edition print, or a regular print. I need to keep going through the research and inspection steps to get to the final conclusion.
In this case I concluded this is an artist with specific style, the artist is
Billy Schenck American, b. 1947
When trying to determine the age of an artwork, one of the first things to look at is the frame. The style of the frame, as well as the type of artwork and color palette, can give clues as to when it was created. For example, a piece from the Baroque period might have a gilded frame with a complicated design, while a piece from the Renaissance might have a simple wood frame. One way to date a painting is by looking at the frame construction. A frame made with modern metallic parts like flat-head nails, staples, or Phillips-head screws is likely from the 20th century. Older frames will have parts made of irregularly cut wood and metal that has been forged by hand. In some cases, you can see the absence of metallic parts. This is just one example of how the frame is put together and can be used to date a painting.
Based on the color palette and frame construction, I concluded that the painting was created in the mid- to late-20th century. From the signature we know this painting was made in 1993.
Condition of the artwork
This painting is in excellent condition, with no visible signs of wear or damage. The colors are still vibrant, and the paint has aged gracefully over time. No apparent repairs have been made to the work, giving it a unique patina that contributes to its overall charm.
Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.
I study and research the signature of artwork to see if it matches any known signatures. At this step, I also inspect the painting’s front and back pictures, to find an artist’s name or other identifying features like stickers that may help me identify who has made this work. If there is any, provenance is also seen as an important variable because it helps figure out who the artist is.
A close picture of the signature is included in this report.
I can read the signature as:
At this point, I can use the signature and try to find the artist’s name in a database of known-listed artists. Basically, it is a database with information about the names, surnames, origins, and biographies of the most well-known artists.
I found that the artist who painted this artwork is a listed and well known artist.
Billy Schenck is an American artist born in 1947. He is known for his paintings, which often incorporate elements of Western and Pop Art styles. Schenck’s work often features cowboys and other western imagery, as well as pop culture references and humorous commentary. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums throughout the United States, and his paintings are held in the collections of several major museums, including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He is considered one of the most important contemporary artist that paints western themes, and his art and themes have a strong connection to the american west and its history.
Detailed analysis of the artwork’s style, subject matter, and significance within the artist’s oeuvre and the broader art world.
I can check if the style and type of painting match those of the artist referenced.
The style of artist Billy Schenck is often described as a combination of Western and Pop Art styles. His work often features cowboys and other Western imagery, combined with elements of popular culture and a strong narrative component, as well as a sense of irony and humor. In his paintings, he often portrays the romanticized and fictionalized version of the American West, with elements of nostalgia and a critique to the commercialization of the culture. Schenck’s work is characterized by the use of bold colors, flat planes of color, and simplified forms, which are hallmarks of the Pop Art movement. He also uses traditional painting techniques to create a sense of depth and texture in his compositions. He is often compared with some artist like Andy Warhol or Roy Lichtenstein, due to the similarity on his theme, satire and his artistic techniques.
Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.
I used this data to provide an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for the artwork. This is important as it can be used in insurance, estate planning and general art market analysis. It also offers a valuable insight into how the valuation of the artwork may have changed due to environmental or economic factors.
The auction prices provided an accurate and reliable measure of the current market value of the artwork, as they are based on real transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. As such, it is a strong indicator of what someone might expect to pay for this piece in the near future.
By considering auction results from the last 6 months, I was able to accurately determine the current fair market value of the artwork. This provides a comprehensive view of how the value has changed over time and gives an insight into any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. In addition, it allows me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available.
Original artwork by artist Billy Schenck are considered valuable for a number of reasons. Firstly, Schenck is a well-established artist with a long and successful career, and his work has been widely exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. This alone is an indication of his artistic skill and talent, and lends credibility and prestige to his work. Additionally, Schenck’s work often addresses important cultural and social themes, such as the romanticized and commercialized version of the American West, and this gives his paintings a relevance that extends beyond their aesthetic value.
Another reason why Schenck’s art is considered valuable is the skill and technique he uses in his paintings. His use of bold colors, flat planes of color, and simplified forms showcases his mastery of the pop-art style, and the use of traditional painting techniques such as depth and texture, makes his compositions stand out.
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The appraisal process is a careful evaluation of the item or items in question. It involves researching and analyzing the information provided by the requester in order to provide an accurate estimate of its value. The appraiser takes into account factors such as condition, rarity, demand, and market prices. Photographs and detailed descriptions are especially important when providing an appraisal, since they help the appraiser identify any potential flaws or defects that could affect the item’s worth. By utilizing all available resources, an appraisal can be conducted quickly and efficiently with a high degree of accuracy.
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