Selz Fine Arts Appraisals

Full-service valuation and collection management.

Selz Fine Art Appraisals offers comprehensive valuation and collection management services Gabrielle Selz is a qualified appraiser in fine art, accredited with the American Society of Appraisers. With over 30 years of experience working in the visual arts as an art historian, writer, educator, advisor, and art appraiser, Selz’s services are meticulously researched and analyzed. She provides fully documented, unbiased, appraisal reports written in compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). At Selz Fine Art Appraisals, we offer a spectrum of services tailored to meet the diverse needs of collectors, art enthusiasts, and institutions.

About Us

Gabrielle Selz

Gabrielle Selz has been in the art field for over 30 years as a gallery administrator, art historian and writer and art appraiser specializing in Modern and Contemporary art. She is the author of two award-winning non-fiction books on the art world. Her most recent book is Light on Fire, the first comprehensive biography on the artist, Sam Francis. In addition, Selz has published numerous art reviews and is a contributor to Art Forum. Ms. Selz’s areas of expertise are 19th and 20th century and contemporary American and European art, including paintings, sculpture, assemblage, drawings, prints, photographs, video and digital and new media art. Selz sits on the board of the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.

Our Services

Art Advisory

Elevate your collection with our expert art advisory services, guiding you through the intricate world of art acquisition and curation with a discerning eye and unparalleled expertise.

Charitable Donation

Transform your philanthropic vision into reality with our strategic charitable donation guidance, ensuring your generous contributions make a lasting impact while optimizing your tax benefits.

Division of Property

Navigate the complexities of property division with ease and fairness, as our seasoned professionals provide impartial and insightful solutions tailored to your unique situation.

Estate Tax and Distribution

Secure your legacy and protect your heirs with our comprehensive estate tax and distribution planning, minimizing liabilities and ensuring a smooth transition of assets.

Fair Market Value

Gain clarity and confidence in your assets' worth with our accurate and unbiased fair market value assessments, backed by industry expertise and meticulous research.

Gifting

Celebrate life’s milestones and strengthen personal bonds with our personalized gifting strategies, creating meaningful and tax-efficient gestures of appreciation and love.

Insurance Coverage, Claims, and Settlement

Safeguard your valuables and secure peace of mind with our robust insurance coverage solutions, and rely on us to advocate for your best interests in claims and settlement negotiations.

Market Condition Analysis

Stay ahead of the curve with our in-depth market condition analysis, providing you with timely insights and strategic advice to navigate the art market confidently.

Sales Advice

Maximize your returns and minimize your risks with our expert sales advice, leveraging our extensive network and market savvy to guide you through every transaction.

Replacement Value

Ensure you are fully protected and prepared for the unexpected with our precise replacement value assessments, providing a solid foundation for robust insurance coverage.

Portfolio

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Gabrielle Selz has been working in the art field for over 30 years as an art historian, writer and art appraiser specializing in Modern and Contemporary art. She is the author of two award-winning non-fiction books on the art world. Her most recent book is Light on Fire, the first comprehensive biography on the artist, Sam Francis. In addition, Selz has published numerous art reviews and is a contributing writer to Art Forum. Ms. Selz’s areas of expertise are 19th and 20th century and contemporary American and European art, including paintings, sculpture, assemblage, drawings, prints, photographs, video and digital and new media art. Selz sits on the board of the Northern California Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers.

Contact Us

Email: gabyselz@gmail.com
Phone: +1 (516) 639-8144

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is art appraisal?

Art appraisal is the process of determining the value of a piece of art.

How does the art appraisal process work?

Our appraisal process involves a series of steps from initial consultation to final report.

What types of art do you appraise?

We specialize in a wide range of art forms including Modern, Contemporary, and historical American and European art.

What are the qualifications of your appraisers?

Our appraisers are highly qualified, with extensive experience and certifications in the field of art valuation.

How is the value of an artwork determined?

The value is determined based on several factors including the artwork's condition, provenance, market trends, and the artist's reputation.

Can you assist with art sales and acquisitions?

Yes, we provide services related to art acquisition and sales, offering market analysis and tailored sales advice.

What is the cost of an art appraisal?

The cost varies based on the complexity of the appraisal, with pricing structures that include hourly rates or flat fees.

What documentation will I receive after an appraisal?

Post-appraisal, you will receive a detailed report which includes images, the valuation, analysis, and relevant information about your artwork.

How should I prepare for an appraisal?

Prepare by gathering any known information about the artwork, such as previous appraisals or authenticity certificates.

Are appraisals confidential?

All appraisals are conducted with utmost confidentiality, ensuring the privacy of your information and artwork.

Why do I need an art appraisal?

An art appraisal is an essential aspect of collecting and preserving your fine art and objects for yourself and future generations. An art appraisal provides you with essential information about your collection and its value.

How often should I appraise my art?

An art appraisal should be updated every 3-5 years depending on the market.