Pollon Art founder, Miriam Grundy, offers comprehensive art appraisal services for personal property in the areas of Australian Aboriginal (Indigenous) and non-Indigenous fine art.
Appraisals prepared by Miriam comply with the highest standards in the field, known as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP. All appraisals adhere to the strict code of professionalism and ethics set out by USPAP. The IRS will only accept estate and donation appraisals prepared by a USPAP qualified appraiser, defined in IRS publication 561 as an individual who has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization for demonstrated competency in valuing the type of property being appraised.
Miriam can perform appraisals for Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous art for the following purposes:
- Fine art insurance
- Damage and loss insurance claims
- Charitable contributions and gifts
- Estate tax liability
- Disposition of collections or individual works
Aboriginal art in America
It is well known that in North America, intentionally and by happenstance, collectors amassed a tremendous amount of early Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, artifacts and cultural items during the 20th Century. Due to the generational nature of collecting, much of the material that traveled to the US and further afield has yet to come to light on the secondary market and it is possible that a work’s status may have changed since its acquisition. Pollon Art welcomes obligation-free appraisals for all matter of Australian material in the USA.