Good evening, the scandal regarding imitations after the death of Claerhout understandably makes me nervous when considering a purchase. Should I be willing to purchase I want an undertaking that I may return the painting with a full refund should I have it re-validated and find it wanting. I am sure you should not have a problem with this as you seem confident re its origin. I intend to take it to the Strauss Gallery, which, as you know is a top gallery in S A and internationally.
Please understand that it is not my intention to offend you but I am compelled to caution due to his assistant placing suspicion on his works.
Sheila - Asked by vrahimis
09 Oct 22:24
Sorry about the late response, I've not been home this past week. I understand perfectly well that anyone would have reservations about purchasing a Claerhout nowadays thanks to the counter legal antics of a certain dealer in your town. If you're not completely satisfied I'll of course refund you. I'd prefer pickup on this but if you can arrange a courier that will also be fine if you decide to purchase.
16 Oct 16:04