May 26, 2017

About


Victor Wiener is the founder and principal of Victor Wiener Associates, LLC.

A trained art historian, he has been appraising most areas of fine art for over 30 years.
 

With the assistance of a team of highly qualified experts, we specialize in appraisals for various purposes including:

  • Insurance, both to identify appropriate levels of coverage and to assess damage and loss claims
  • Estate planning, equitable division, and property settlement
  • Taxation, to determine estate tax, gift tax, donation appraisals, and blockage discount calculations
  • Collateralized transactions

All our appraisals conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), of the Appraisal Foundation in Washington, DC, the organization charged by the United States Congress to promote quality appraisal standards and qualifications for appraisers.  USPAP principles are recognized by appraisal bodies worldwide.

We offer consultancy services on the acquisition of fine art as well as on the sale and disposal of collections.

We provide expert witness testimony in court where the value of works of art is in issue.

Our diverse group of expert appraisers is experienced in all aspects of fine arts and decorative arts, including furniture, ceramics, and jewelry.  We have an additional specialty in the appraisal of photography, photo archives and audio-visual related material.

We are based in New York City.  We act for clients around the world, with the majority being based mainly in North America and England.  They include agencies of the governments of the United States and Canada, as well as private individuals, corporations, private and public bodies, legal advisers, insurance companies, and financial institutions.