As the global pattern of severe weather intensifies, complex disaster-related appraisals are becoming increasingly more common. Post-disaster appraisals are particularly challenging due to several key factors: (1) the large number of objects in each appraisal, (2) the diversity of the objects and (3) the limited time frame for completion. Due to these complicating factors the methodologies that were once central to the structure of valuation are crumbling and new metrics are being formed to accommodate these labyrinthine post-disaster jobs. By way of a single case study undertaken post-Hurricane Sandy, this document explores the process of redesigning appraisal methodologies, of approaching uncommon historical objects found often in these now less exceptional cases, of identifying "value signifiers" for those objects and ultimately of reimagining the very core of what it means to appraise fine art.
|School:||Sotheby's Institute of Art - New York|
|School Location:||United States -- New York|
|Source:||MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Fine arts, Commerce-Business|
|Keywords:||Appraisal, Art market, Disaster, Fine art, Methodology, Value|
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