Know Your Title
Know Your Title is a service that provides pre-sale risk assessment and advice through comprehensive research and analysis on an object’s provenance, chain of title, and parties involved in an art transaction.
Object-based research involving investigations into the object’s details and provenance. This involves verifying the artist, date, and country of origin, and researching past auctions and sales, exhibitions, published historical literature, authentication, export and import history, and theft.
Research involving not only investigations on the current seller or prior owners in the provenance, but also other third parties who may bear on legal ownership risk. This includes state UCC records, financial history, legal case history, tax liens, death and divorce records, criminal arrests, creditor claims, and any other liens or encumbrances.
Thorough research on the individuals and entities involved in a deal to provide a holistic view of an anticipated transaction.
Risk Assessment & Analysis
- Risk level will be independently assigned by ARIS based on the overall inherent risks identified on the object and transaction in question.
- Clients will be provided key findings that justify the risk level assigned, plus a summary of the major risks identified.