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  • KEITH HARING ART PROJECT FROM 1989 COULD BE WORTH MILLIONS, BUT SOME OF IT IS MISSING

    Chicago, Illinois–May 4, 2015. In 1989, artist Keith Haring (American, 1958-1990) collaborated withCBS Chicago Logo 2 more than 400 high school students from the Chicago Public School system to create a 500-foot mural that was displayed briefly in Chicago’s Grant Park. MIR Appraisal’s team discusses the potential value of the mural, both in terms of its many panels and as a single entity. To read the full story, please visit CBS Chicago’s website.


    PROTECTING YOUR ORGANIZATION’S TREASURES

    CBS-logoRomeoville, Illinois–December 22, 2014. MIR Appraisal’s Director & Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar outlines the importance of protecting your fine art assets, as well as the different reasons that an organization may want to seek an appraisal for their collection. To read the full story, please refer to OutReach Magazine, published by Christian Brothers Services.


    MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

    NCSL-logoPittsfield, Massachusetts–July 25, 2014. Reporter Lisa Green details Massachusetts State Representative Smitty Pignatelli’s childhood encounter with artist Norman Rockwell, and the drawing of a boy astronaut that brought Pignatelli to MIR Appraisal’s office. To read the full story, please visit the National Conference of State Legislatures website.


    ANTIQUE APPRAISAL FAIRE HELD AT SATURDAY DEPOT MARKET

    ElginCourierNewsLogoEast Dundee, Illinois– July 2014. MIR Appraisal Services is excited to announce its collaboration with the Village of East Dundee to host a series of summertime Appraisal Faires. For the full story, please refer to the Elgin Courier-News website.


    CHRISTIAN BROTHERS SERVICES ANNOUNCES A FORMAL COLLABORATION WITH MIR APPRAISAL

    CBS-logoRomeoville, Illinois– June 2014. Christian Brothers Services (CBS) and MIR Appraisal Services are pleased to announce a formal collaboration to provide appraisal services to Catholic and other faith-based organizations. To read the press release in its entirety, please visit the Christian Brothers Services website.


    ABC7 EYEWITNESS NEWS: I-TEAM LINKS CHICAGO IVORY SMUGGLING TO TERRORISTS

    ABC7SmallChicago, Illinois– May 6, 2014. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar discusses the impact of upcoming regulatory changes within the U.S. ivory market with Chicago’s ABC7 Eyewitness News. To view the full video segment, please visit the ABC7 Eyewitness News website.


    MEDILL REPORTS: APPRAISING ART

    MedillReportsChicago, Illinois– September 24, 2014. Reporter John Seasly and MIR Appraisal’s Farhad Radfar discuss fluctuations in the global art market. To view the full interview, please visit the Medill Reports Chicago Vimeo site.


    OGLE COUNTY NEWS: UNDER THE APPRAISER’S EYE

    OgleCountyNewsOregon, Illinois– October 14, 2009. In 2009, MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. completed an appraisal for the Eagle’s Nest Art Colony Collection owned by the Oregon Public Library. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar explains the appraisal process, as reported by Chris Johnson for the Ogle County News.


    ABC NEWS: VAN GOGH ART HEIST: INSIDE JOB OR SOMETHING MORE?

    ABCNewsOctober 1, 2009. In the fall of 2009, a large collection of artworks, said to include works by modern masters Jackson Pollock and Henri Matisse, among others, was stolen from a California home. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar details the importance of proving an item’s provenance  within the context of the theft to reporter Anne Marie Dorning.


    POST-TRIBUNE: DUSABLE DENIES LINK TO GARY ART

    PostTribuneGary, Indiana– November 21, 2008. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar comments on the potential value of two works by artist Charles Dawson. This story was reported by John Seidel.


    TIME OUT CHICAGO: PEDDLING PICASSO

    TimeOutChicagoChicago, Illinois– July 24-30, 2008. Chicago’s Daley Plaza plays host to one of the city’s most notable icons– a large scale metal sculpture by famed artist Pablo Picasso. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar discusses the value of the piece with Christina Couch of Time Out Chicago.


    CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, WESTERN SPRINGS EDITION: WHAT’S THE TRUE VALUE OF AN HEIRLOOM?TheDoings_WesternSprings-1

    Western Springs, Illinois– October 4, 2008. MIR Appraisal Services, Inc. discusses the value of heirlooms with Jennifer Zimmerman of the Chicago Sun-Times.


    DAILY HERALD: IS THAT COLLECTIBLE WORTH ANYTHING?DailyHerald-Logo

    March 2, 2002. Senior Appraiser Farhad Radfar discusses the appraisal process for collectibles with Rhonda Sciarra at the Daily Herald 


    OGLE COUNTY NEWS: LIBRARY ART COLLECTION CONDITION APPRAISED ‘FAIR TO GOOD’

    OgleCountyNewsMarch 2, 2002. This story was reported by Doug Oleson at the Ogle County News