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Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers

Caroline Ashleigh Appraisers & Auctioneers is an appraisal, auction, and consulting firm that provides services for private and corporate collectors, museums, galleries, law firms, insurance companies, and auction houses throughout the United States 
Our Distinguished Clients:
Celebrity Clients: Princess Diana Collection 
Debby Reynolds Collection – American Actress & Singer
Anna Moffo Collection – American Opera Singer & Actress
Betty Buckley Collection – American Singer & Actress  Corporate Clients:Forbes Corporation Art Collection
Kellogg Corporation Art Collection
Dominos Corporation Art Collection
Libby Glass Corporation Art and Glass Collection
Fetzer Foundation Art, Antiques, and Sports Memorabilia Collection
Kmart Corporation Art Collection
Levi Strauss Corporation
Museum Clients:Hollywood Motion Picture Museum - Los Angeles, CA
McNay Art Museum - San Antonio, TX
University of Michigan Art Museum - Ann Arbor, MI
Detroit Institute of Arts - Detroit, MI
Cranbrook Art Museum - Bloo…

Determining the Value of Art

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Today marks the anniversary of the publication of Sigmund Freud's "The Interpretation of Dreams" in 1904. Determining the value of art is not open to "interpretation and dreams". It is based on independent research and knowledge of the market and its trends.

Happy Indigenous Peoples Day

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On #IndigenousPeoplesDay, we celebrate the rich cultures, histories, and values of our Native communities. The "Anishnabe Treaty Hat" — created by artist Kelly Church — serves as a true example of this, representing the strength and resilience of our indigenous communities. The basket hat illustrates the relationship between the Anishnabe and the State of Michigan, and the Anishnabe and the United States government — while asserting the vitality and the treaty rights of the Anishnabe people.


"Anishnabe Treaty Hat", 2017, Kelly Church, black ash, sweetgrass, white cedar bark, birch bark, wild rice, maple sugar, water, black ash seed, tobacco, buckskin. From the Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts

This $80m Botticelli could be one of the most expensive portraits ever sold at auction

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The painting, to be offered at Sotheby's New York in January, is estimated to sell for 100 times more than the owner paid for it in 1982

The Curtain Goes up, and the Lights Come Down when "Salvator Mundi" takes the Stage on Broadway...

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The drama and mystery surrounding the world’s most expensive painting is set to take the stage in New York in 2022 as a major Broadway musical. “Salvator Mundi” will chronicle the story of Leonardo da Vinci’s Renaissance-era portrait of Jesus, presumed lost for hundreds of years and only rediscovered this century, and sold for a record-shattering $450.3 million auction price in 2017. Deborah Grace Winer, the screenwriter, believes da Vinci’s artwork has all the ingredients needed to make a compelling historical narrative for the stage. “There’s an epic quality about this story. It’s almost Shakespearean and operatic in the sweep of it’s history.” It is a story that poses the question: “What makes art, what gives anything value? It’s the idea of following one object through history. It’s about power and symbols.” Yet art history is a rare subject for theater. The saga of “Salvator Mundi” may seem like a niche topic for a stage production, however, Winer believes some of the most popular …

Definition of the day

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"What The World Needs Now-Is Love, Sweet Love"

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When I think of this musical refrain, one artist immediately comes to mind, aka “the Founder of the Happy Art Movement” - Romero Britto. I met the artist several years ago in Miami at a pop-up exhibition, and the impression he left has been long lasting. I find myself drawing upon the exuberance and optimism of his spirit and his art. More than ever, it is art that lifts us up and gives us hope, comfort, and strength to make it through these challenging times.

As a professional art appraiser, it is my job to analyze and interpret art market data. I closely observe trends with an eye toward where the art market is moving. From my perspective, the art of Romero Britto falls into a new genre of art which is the wave of the future of art collecting for a new generation of global collectors. But don’t just take my word for it – take a look at his robust roster of endorsers: Disney, Hasbro, Ferrari, Porsche, Dolce Gabbana, Carnival Cruise Line, Mattel, Coca-Cola, and the list goes on…

Art ana…