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Lisa Barnes was interviewed for the March issue of Lawyer Monthly. Lisa Barnes discusses her journey into specializing and how she often called on cases regarding theft and fraudulent art.

The practice of collecting art began in 15th century Italy when the Medicis became benefactors to artists, artisans and craftsmen. Although in matters of state they ruled with an “iron hand,” when it came to the arts the Medicis were extremely appreciative and well informed. Under their rule art became a part of everyday life,…

Originally from Louisville, Ky, Polk produced Western art in a variety of media. But Polk’s life-size, hand-carved wooden sculptures, made with stands for slot machines, are his rarest and most sought-after works. Lisa Barnes, a certified fine-art and personal-property appraiser, who operates the website, rareart.net, said Polk’s art is iconic and is at the forefront…

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