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Michael Maloney is a certified appraiser of 20th and 21st century art (Appraisers Association of America).
All original works of art created since 1900: paintings, drawings, sculpture, photographs and prints.

Since 1997, Michael Maloney has appraised works of art for charitable donation, equitable distribution of property and insurance purposes. The service has been used by private collectors, museums and institutions to determine the value of important works of art from modern and contemporary master paintings to prints, photographs and contemporary art installations.

Michael Maloney is certified by the Appraisers Association of America. A specialist in all original works of art created in the 20th & 21st century, Michael is also certified to appraise fine art prints and photographs. Michael possesses in-depth knowledge of the art market and extensive experience valuing works of art. In determining an accurate appraisal of art works, Michael Maloney not only reviews auction records but consults with the dealers most familiar with the artists work. Michael has long standing relationships with art dealers throughout the United States and the international art trade, which provide access to private sales information that is often vital criteria for valuation.


Michael Maloney Fine Art appraisals are conducted in accordance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) and IRS guidelines. Michael has an outstanding acceptance record with the IRS and is known for his professional standards throughout the art community.

Our appraisals are unique to the industry, with each work of art represented by a photograph and all pertinent information relating to the item; artist name, title, medium, size and notations of signature locations, as well as provenance (the history of ownership), any exhibition history and a current fair market value, one item per page. In the end, the appraisal functions very much like a catalogue of the collection.

Rates are $300 per hour with a two hour minimum.

You can estimate that the cost, after photography, cataloguing, document preparation and comparative data research will be between $150-200 per item, depending on the complexity of research required. Ironically, lesser-known artists require more due-diligence than well-known and well-documented artists.


(Also available for expert witness / court testimony: $450 per hour, plus any travel expenses).

Institutional Clients:


The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Guggenheim Museum, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Hirschhorn Museum, Washington D.C.

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

de Young Museum, San Francisco

The Portland Museum

The Oakland Museum

The Denver Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum

and many others...


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To contact Michael Maloney directly click here.

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