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Art Valuation

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…

GLENDALE, ARIZ. A couple’s $5 purchase of a horse picture at a yard sale uncovered a hidden treasure. CBS Affiliate KPHO reports that Pam Dwyer and her husband picked up a horse picture at a yard sale in Sun City. But Dwyer said her husband had a hunch that’s not all they were getting. As…

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