Need a fine art piece authenticated? Looking to buy or sell a valuable artwork but want an experienced professional to give you an assessment of risk, condition and immediate resale value first?
Briana Lyon examines fine artwork for signs of forgery. She consults with clients from all backgrounds to analyze the risk of falsification in pieces they've acquired (or plan to acquire) through inheritance, purchase or discovery. Briana is often found researching the authenticity of artworks from artists like:
Old Masters: Francisco de Goya, Diego Velazquez, Peter Brueghel, Johann Vermeer, etc.
Impressionists: Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Van Gogh, Mary Cassatt, Alfred Sisley etc.
Early Modern: Kazimir Malevich, Amedeo Modigliani, etc.
American Modern: Robert Henri, Lawren Harris, Georgia O'Keefe, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, etc.
Modern/Contemporary: Willem de Kooning, Phillip Guston, Andy Warhol, Jean Michel Basquiat, etc.
Briana preforms both in-person and remote examinations. Her in-person exams and research most frequently take her to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Calgary and occasionally the Eastern United States and Europe. She is a registered researcher with the Getty Research Institute. Briana has studied art history since 2001. For three years she was mentored in forgery and authentication by the founder of Art Experts Inc., Mark Winter.