Richard Associates Art Appraisals in Santa Fe, New Mexico offers qualified art appraisals for collectors, museums, estates and trustees. Each appraisal report is personalized and crafted to the client’s needs, meeting the highest standards in the industry. Also known as art valuation reports, appraisals for artworks are relied upon not only by the client, but others, such as attorneys, trust officers, museum curators and insurance agents. Our professional appraisal reports qualify for charitable contributions, insurance needs, estate planning, all Federal reporting and are often used for informed decision making. They are written in compliance with the standards approved by the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, D.C. and our professional membership organization, the International Society of Appraisers (ISA).
“Richard Associates Art Appraisals did an appraisal for my family’s art collection in 2021. Aarin Richard was knowledgeable and attentive to our needs. We received a very detailed appraisal report which was exactly what we needed to help with our estate planning. My family and I were very happy with Aarin’s work and would recommend his company to anyone needing an appraisal of their art collection.” – MD, Santa Fe, NM
Native American Art | Contemporary Fine Art Appraisals
Richard Associates Art Appraisals specializes in two broad areas: Historic Native American art and late Modern & Contemporary paintings. Our focus on American Indian art appraisals is of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries from across America. Regions include the Great Plains, Southwest, Plateau, Basin, Eastern Woodlands and Northwest Coast. We appraise items such as Navajo & Pueblo blankets, beaded items, pottery, kachina figures, painted hide objects, basketry and jewelry.
Paintings from the late Modern & Contemporary periods, from the early 20th century to current artworks of today, are also items we appraise. Valuations are based on numerous factors that need to be analyzed during the appraisal process. The artist, medium, period, style and provenance are just a few things to be considered. Modern & Contemporary paintings, by both well-known and unknown artists, can be highly sought by collectors. Many movements rose out of these periods including Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art and Minimalism. Artwork of the Southwest, created in New Mexico by artists in groups such as the Taos Society of Artists, Los Cinco Pintores, the Taos Moderns and the Transcendental Painting Group are examples of regional art that had a global impact.
Working With Museums
Appraisals are periodically needed by museums for reasons such as curatorial purchase considerations, collection preservation priorities and charitable contribution concerns. Museums for which we have performed this work, either directly or through client donations, include:
- Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, NM
- Nez Perce National Historical Park Museum, Lapwai, ID
- History Colorado, Denver, CO
- New Mexico Military Museum, Santa Fe, NM
- Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA
Aarin Richard, ISA AM, is an accredited art appraiser for Contemporary Paintings and Native American Art, with membership in the International Society of Appraisers. He is a qualified appraiser for IRS requirements and current with all testing criteria required by the Uniform Standards Of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). An accredited appraiser has the training, education and knowledge to craft an objective and unbiased appraisal report that meets the necessary requirements. Richard Associates Art Appraisals serves the needs of individuals, estates, trustees, museums and insurance companies. Consultation on collections and acquisitions are also available. We are available for travel to personally inspect, analyze and photograph collections. American Indian Art appraisals and those for Contemporary Paintings are best done with in-person inspections. However, they can also be done online, via email, utilizing your own high quality photographs, with certain caveats. Please call or email for a free consultation to asses your appraisal needs.