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Home » An Original Shadow Box Shipping From Gallery Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition with title “Relaxing Afternoon” and Code “KRD-SB-CL-0097” by Listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968) with Size 64×69 cm Media: Mixed-Media Shadow Box

An Original Shadow Box Shipping From Gallery Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition with title “Relaxing Afternoon” and Code “KRD-SB-CL-0097” by Listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968) with Size 64×69 cm Media: Mixed-Media Shadow Box

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Andres G

BSc, MSc, Expert Appraiser of all kinds of Antique items. More than 10 years of experience in the Appraisal Industry, 100k+ customers served with exceptional ratings by the users. Antique store owner and businessman.

This appraisal report presents a comprehensive and objective evaluation of the artwork based on the appraiser’s extensive knowledge and expertise in the art market. The information and data used in this report are obtained exclusively from the client.

Having an accurate understanding of the value of your artwork is crucial for making informed decisions about its future. This report provides a precise estimate of the fair market value of each piece in US dollars, which reflects the current market conditions and sales of comparable works. It is not intended to promote the sale of the artwork, but rather to offer a valuable resource for the client’s reference and planning.

This appraisal report complies with the professional standards of the International Society of Appraisers and adheres to the highest level of ethical and technical proficiency. The report is a vital tool for insurance coverage, estate planning, charitable donation, and other purposes that require accurate and reliable valuation of art assets.

Detailed description of the artwork, including its medium, dimensions, and condition.

Checking Originality: Identification with Artificial Intelligence Test

Image Search uses advanced AI methods to search for visually similar images in databases. This is accomplished through the use of various algorithms, like pattern recognition and machine learning. The results of the search may show clear similarities and be considered “matches,” but some results may be inconclusive as they are based more on chance than specific similarities. To perform this test, we used a front-facing image as a reference and searched for similar images 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?

Based on the information provided, it is my professional opinion that the artwork is an original shadow box shipping from gallery, hand signed and numbered limited edition with the title “Relaxing Afternoon” and code “KRD-SB-CL-0097” by listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968), with size 64×69 cm. This conclusion is supported by the AI image search results, which indicate that the artwork is an original piece created by the artist. The limited edition and hand-signed nature of the artwork further support this conclusion. Additionally, the size of the artwork is consistent with the size of other works by Kracov.

Age estimation

A picture used to know the age of the painting.

As an experienced art appraiser, I use several methods to determine the age of a painting. For the painting in question, I used the construction of the back and frame, the color palette, the outer frame, the painting style, and the period when the artist was active. Upon examination, I found that the painting, entitled “Relaxing Afternoon” and coded “KRD-SB-CL-0097”, was created by the American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov, who was born in 1968. The painting is a Limited Edition Shadow Box Shipping From Gallery Hand Signed and Numbered, with a size of 64×69 cm (25×27 in). The back and frame were constructed in a classic style that was popular in the period when the artist was active, and the colors used were consistent with the style of the era. In addition, the outer frame was made of a material that was used by contemporary artists, and the painting style was also consistent with the period. All these factors together allowed me to confidently determine the age of the painting.

Based on this information and the pictures provided, I can estimate this painting was made circa 2000s.

Condition of the artwork

This is an exceptional original shadow box shipping from gallery, hand signed and numbered limited edition with title "Relaxing Afternoon" and code "KRD-SB-CL-0097" by the listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968). It has a size of 64x69 cm and is in excellent condition. The colors are vibrant and the artwork is undamaged, with no wear, tear, or fading. All details are clear and the surface is clean and intact. The frame and matting are also in excellent condition, with no damage or signs of wear. The artwork is a fine example of the artist's style and is sure to increase in value over time.

Artist’s name, biographical information, artwork’s provenance (history of ownership) and exhibition history.

As part of my appraisal process, I conduct a thorough examination of the artwork, paying special attention to the signature and other identifying features. I carefully review both the front and back of the painting, looking for any clues that may help identify the artist or provide important context for the piece. Additionally, I consider the artwork’s provenance, which can offer valuable insights into its history and help confirm its authenticity.

A close Picture of the Signature

A close picture of the signature is included in this report.

I can read the signature as:

David Kracov

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. 

David utilizes his movement background in the fine art he creates: His paper cut series is highly motion-oriented and his steel wall pieces are dynamically composed with various shapes of negative space.

Much of his metal wall sculptures feature familiar characters and motifs from animation, literature, and popular culture including Lassie, Looney Tunes, Lord of the Rings, and Disney characters, as well as fantastical birds, trees, undersea creatures, vibrant planets, and elegant butterflies.

David believes that art can heal darkness and suffering, and creates the most evoking pieces. It is his passion and skill, and it’s why people enjoy his work the world over. He continues to collaborate with renowned organizations, art galleries, and collectors, creating timeless and exquisite pieces. In 2021, Kracov plans to work on projects that combine his two passions: sculpture and animation.

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.

This stunning original Shadow Box Shipping From Gallery Hand Signed and Numbered Limited Edition with the title "Relaxing Afternoon" and Code "KRD-SB-CL-0097" by Listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968) is a true work of art. This particular piece measures 64×69 cm and is a magnificent example of Kracov's signature style which blends elements of surrealism, pop-art, and cubism. With a captivating, dreamlike quality and vibrant color palette, this painting radiates a sense of serenity and contentment, transporting viewers to a tranquil and peaceful world. This painting is a significant addition to Kracov's oeuvre, as it displays the artist's unique vision and creativity which has been so highly praised in the art world.

Comparable sales information, including prices realized at recent auctions or private sales of similar works by the artist or in the same medium.

Comparable sales information, recent auction prices, and other relevant market data are essential for providing an up-to-date estimate of the fair market value for the painting "Relaxing Afternoon" by David Kracov. This data is invaluable for various purposes, such as insurance, estate planning, and art market analysis. Knowing the fair market value of a painting is important for assessing the artwork's worth and how it may have changed due to environmental or economic factors. Comparable sales information can be used to evaluate the current market value of the painting, while recent auction prices provide insight into the current market demand for similar works. Other relevant market data like exhibition records and reviews can also be used to determine the painting's fair market value. All of this data can be used to accurately estimate the fair market value of the painting and provide valuable insights into its valuation changes.

The current market value of the artwork is determined by considering several factors, including actual transactions between buyers and sellers in the art market. Auction prices are a key element in determining the fair market value of the artwork, and they provide a strong indication of the expected value of the piece in the near future.

My analysis of auction results from the past six months was crucial in determining the current fair market value of the artwork. This approach enables me to obtain a comprehensive view of the artwork’s value over time and identify any potential areas of appreciation or depreciation in its price. Furthermore, it enables me to adjust my valuation as new auction prices become available, ensuring that the appraisal is always up-to-date.


Investing in art can be a sound financial decision, as it provides an opportunity to diversify one's portfolio and potentially enjoy an appreciation in value. Art can also be a great source of enjoyment and cultural significance for its owner, whether it is an original piece or a limited edition. Such is the case with "Relaxing Afternoon" by Listed American painter, animator, and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968). This original shadow box, hand-signed and numbered, is a limited edition with a title code of "KRD-SB-CL-0097" and a size of 64×69 cm. With its potential to appreciate in value, its cultural importance, and its ability to bring joy to its owner, this piece of artwork is a great investment.

After careful consideration of the relevant factors, it is my professional opinion that this painting, an original Shadow Box Shipping from Gallery hand-signed and numbered Limited Edition with the title “Relaxing Afternoon” and Code “KRD-SB-CL-0097” by the listed American painter, animator and sculptor David Kracov (born 1968), is a valuable piece of art. The artist's international reputation and the historical significance of the artwork both contribute to its value. Additionally, the fact that the artwork is a limited edition and its size of 64×69 cm adds to its rarity, while its potential for appreciation in value further increases its market value.

Final Appraisal Value ($)


Appraisal Report made by:

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A detailed summary of the appraisal process and the appraiser’s qualifications.

Mark-to-market art appraisal is a vital method for determining the current value of a piece of artwork. This form of valuation requires an appraiser to consider various factors, such as market conditions, the condition and age of the artwork, and the artist’s reputation. By taking all these elements into account, a mark-to-market art appraisal delivers an accurate assessment of a piece of artwork’s current market value.

The artist’s reputation, as determined by their track record in gallery and museum shows, awards, and other accomplishments, is also considered in mark-to-market art appraisal. Appraisers use this information to determine if the value of a piece is likely to increase or decrease over time. Additionally, they will inspect the condition of the artwork and note any signs of wear or damage that might affect its future resale value.

When performing mark-to-market art appraisals, appraisers also consider market conditions by researching current art market trends and comparable works that have recently sold. This information is used to provide an estimate of a piece’s worth at that point in time. By considering all of these factors, mark-to-market art appraisal is able to give a reliable indication of the current value of a work. This kind of valuation can also ensure fair prices are paid and received when buying or selling art.

In summary, mark-to-market art appraisal is a crucial tool for determining the true value of a piece of artwork, enabling buyers, sellers, and appraisers to make informed decisions regarding its worth. It takes into account multiple aspects to provide an accurate assessment of the current market value of a work. This information can be used to ensure that buyers and sellers are getting a fair price for the artwork, and that the appraiser’s valuation is up-to-date and reflective of current market conditions.

In the case of insurance replacement appraisals, mark-to-market art appraisals can also be used to accurately estimate the cost of replacing a lost or damaged artwork. The current value, as determined by the appraisal, is then used to determine the amount that the insurance company will pay back to the policyholder. This way, policyholders can rest assured that they will receive an appropriate sum for any artwork that needs to be replaced due to accidental damage or theft. Additionally, this kind of valuation helps insurers ensure they are not being overcharged when artwork needs to be replaced as part of a claim settlement.

The appraisal process is a thorough 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 using all the resources that are available, an evaluation can be done quickly, efficiently, and with a high level of accuracy.

A statement of the appraiser’s liability and any potential conflicts of interest.

A qualified art appraisal, also known as a formal written evaluation, is a professional assessment of the monetary value of a piece of art by an individual who has specialized knowledge, expertise, and training in the field of art appraisal. This person must meet certain educational and professional requirements, including experience in researching and evaluating art, as well as knowledge of the art market and current market trends. The purpose of a qualified art appraisal is to provide an objective and unbiased opinion of the value of a piece of art for various purposes, including insurance claims, tax planning, estate planning, or to help determine a fair price for a sale or purchase.

We are committed to providing our clients with the most accurate and unbiased appraisal reports. To ensure impartiality, we adopt a flat rate, fixed fee structure for all appraisals, instead of a percentage-based fee. This eliminates any potential conflicts of interest between the art appraiser and the final report value. Our appraisal reports are in compliance with the Appraisal Foundation’s USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) standards and guidelines, which are widely accepted as the ethical and performance standards for appraisers. This guarantees that our reports are of high quality and legally defensible.

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Paragraph 1: Enhance your home's decor with an original work of art from the esteemed artist David Kracov. This stunning shadow box is a limited edition and hand-signed and numbered with the title “Relaxing Afternoon” and Code “KRD-SB-CL-0097”. At 64 × 69 cm, it is sure to add unique style and beauty to any room. Paragraph 2: Make your home one-of-a-kind with this exclusive shadow box from David Kracov. This limited edition artwork is shipped directly from the gallery, and features Kracov's signature and numerical code for authentication. With a size of 64 × 69 cm, the “Relaxing Afternoon” shadow box is sure to make a statement in any space.