Art Fraud Insights, LLC works alongside top scientific experts in the field when undertaking the specialized investigation of an artwork or object.
Art Fraud Insights, LLC provides scientific analysis of artworks through our partnership with Scientific Analysis of Fine Art (SAFA), LLC. Such analyses answer questions about a work’s authenticity, provenance, state of preservation, restoration history, and technology of manufacture. SAFA offers physical, chemical, and imaging analysis to identify the artists’ original media and pigments, and any alterations. This provides information about the date of the piece, any prior restorations, and any unusual features, including paintings buried under other paintings or a concealed “marriage” of two or more objects. SAFA also provides consultation on research projects that may involve more sophisticated techniques such as x-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES), x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), confocal XRF, and XRF intensity mapping for imaging buried paintings.
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