Meet Our Asian Art Specialist
Dr. Wei Yang is a Chinese art specialist with a Ph.D in Chinese art and Tibetan Art. She is also a certified Fine and Decorative Art Appraiser and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Asian Art designated by American Society of Appraisers. With a B.A. in art history and M.A. degree in Asian art, Dr. Yang has been studying all forms of Asian art for more than 20 years. Her doctorial trainning in Chinese Art, expecially her extensive field trips to Asia, enable her to have much needed hand-on experience with Asian Art. With a concentration on Chinese art, Dr. Yang consults and appraises Chinese painting and calligraphy, ceramics, decorative arts, antique furniture, textiles, wood/ivory carvings and scholarly objects (ink stones, brush holders, etc.). After receiving her Ph.D. in Chinese art and Tibetan art, Dr. Yang has been a diligent student of Asian art. Art works from China's close neighbors, such as Japan, Korea, India, Mongolia and Central Asia, always facinate her research imagination. We don't claim to be experts of all Asian art forms, however, by possessing a set of trained research skills, especially a few Asian languages, we have the ability to research your Asian art work in its historical and cultural contexts and provide you with sound professional guidance. We pledged to find answers to your questions and present our findings to you in a professional manner. Our comments or adivce are always supported by research and evidence. From Wei Yang Art, You will receive high quality professional services you deserve from a professional.
Dr. Yang has had a long and successful career in different aspects of Chinese art and art connoisseurship. For almost 30 years, Wei Yang has been educating the public about Chinese art. For many years she ran the education division at the Dunhuang Research Academy (Mogao Caves) in Dunhuang (Gansu, China), the largest repository of Buddhist art in the world. Subsequently she moved to the U.S. and earned a B.A. degree in art history and a M.A. degree in Asian Art at Smith College (Northampton, MA), and completed a Ph.D. degree in Chinese art and Tibetan art at Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) in 2005. Before she started her own art consulting & appraisal company, WEI YANG ART, she held the position of Chinese Art Bibliographer for the Marquand Art Library at Princeton University for three years. In 2011, Dr. Yang earned a certificate of Antique Chinese Scroll Mounting & Restoration from the Academy of Fine Arts in Jinan, China.
Dr. Yang has never stopped sharpening her consulting & appraisal skills. In order to serve the public to the best of her abilities, Dr. Yang dedicated herself to the study of the Principles of Valuation by attending professional educational programs. She earned a certificate of Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal from Pratt Institute in New York in 2009. She successfully completed the four courses for Personal Property Valuation jointly offered by American Society of Appraisers (ASA) and Pratt Institute. She passed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) exam administrated by the Appraisal Foundation, an organization authorized by the U.S. Congress as the source of appraisal standards and appraisal qualifications, and the code of ethics exam required by the American Society of Appraisers. She was designated as an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) in Asian art by American Society of Appraisers. As a Chinese art historian appraiser, she complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) in her report preparation and conforms to the Code of Ethics in her practice. She limits her practice largely to the areas in which she is qualified, by dint of her Ph.D., M.A. and her research experience: East Asian Art, Chinese art, and Tibetan Art.
Dr. Yang is an independent scholar, Chinese art connoisseur, certified art appraiser and accredited senior appraiser in Asian art. As an academic, she has committed herself to all Asian artistic traditions, and dedicated herself to helping others understand and appreciate Asian Art, particularly Chinese art. With a a scholarly focus on Chinese art and Asian Buddhist Art, graduate training on Asian art, up-to-date knowledge of the art market and Chinese art connoisseurship, as well as abilities in reading, speaking, and writing several Asian languages (Chinese, both classical and modern, Japanese, and some Tibetan), Dr. Yang guarantees that her clients are offered professional consulting and appraisal services of the highest quality.
Understanding Art Consulting & Appraisal Services
No matter what your situation or particular needs you have, you are not alone, because you have the most qualified professionals on your side.
Our art consultations and appraisals are conducted by a qualified Chinese art expert with a Ph.D. in Chinese art and Tibetan art and a certificate in Fine and Decorative Art Appraisal. We possess the highest academic and professional credentials unmatched in the field. We are committed to a thorough investigation of your art work, large or small. We provide professional art consulting, appraisal, documentation of Asian art, with a concentration on Chinese art. We consider every art object an individual work of art.
Our appraisal report includes all the information critical to the realization of your goals. We offer three different levels of appraisal (Restricted-Use, Summary and Self-Contained) to meet your individual needs. Whether your needs are general consultation for acquisition or disposition, contemplation of sale or purchase, insurance coverage or insurance claims and settlements, charitable contribution, estate planning, estate tax or estate distribution, pre-nuptial agreement, dissolution of marriage or business, or bankruptcy, you can count on us to make a clear, professional presentation on your behalf.
The appraisal reports prepared by our art specialists helps you understand the nature of your art and its potential value. Our analysis and interpretation make communication easier between you and others, whether they are potential buyers, agents, or insurance professionals. If you are considering a sale, a well-written appraisal report will inform you, educate you, and suggest how to approach the most appropriate market place with the knowledge of an insider. Our up-to-date market analysis is a bonus to our clients at no additional cost.
We aim to provide you with the best professional art consultation and art appraisal services at the minimum cost.
The Merits of Our Art Appraisals
We are dedicated expert art appraisers, working exclusively for you. The art appraisal report prepared by our art specialists will provide all the information you need to achieve your goals.
Our art appraisal reports will provide you with the crucial information you need to make an informed decision. Every work of art is unique and irreplaceable. For insurance purposes, for example, a well-prepared value statement in an appraisal report will help you and your insurance agent take precautions to prevent or minimize loss. Our expertise, scholarly research on your object, and professional presentation of our value conclusion will explain why your art work is unique and how it should be protected and preseved properly.
Our consultation appraisal for acquisition (purchase) will equip you with knowledge of the sophisticated global art market. Iinspiring works of Chinese art have an aesthetic quality and a history that are difficult even for Ph.D.’s to appreciate and explain. In addition, the art market is quite unlike the real estate market, in that it can be mysterious, difficult to learn about, and subject to significant fluctuation. Our art experts are happy to serve as an extra pair of expert eyes on your behalf and help you build up a first-class art collection.
Our consultation appraisal for disposition (sale) prepared by our art specialist (Ph. D. in Chinese Art and Tibetan Art) will allow you to present your art object to auction houses, buyers, or dealers with an expert's knowledge and confidence. We don't want you to be overwhelmed by dealers or agents who might not take the time to explain unfamiliar terminology from the world of Asian aesthetics and modern auction sales. We want to prepare you well so that you can negotiate from a position of strength. A knowledgeable owner stands a much better chance of profit.
Our art appraisal opens new opportunities. Many people assume that an auction house will always offer the best value for their object, but that is often not true. You need to consider (and understand) the criteria for the auction appeal of your art work, an adjusted value estimate, the calculation of insurance costs, fees for catalog illustrations, buy-back reserve fees, and other extra charges and conditions typically subtracted from the hammer price of an auction sale. A professional art appraisal alerts you to these possible charges in clear language and also helps you think creatively about other options, including museum donation, gift to charity, and other measures that can help reduce your tax burden.
Our appraisal for charitable contribution or estate tax filings will provide the support you need to claim a qualified tax deduction.We are not tax advisors, but we can help you understand tax regulations and prepare an appraisal appropriate to your needs. We are "Qualified art appraisers" for IRS appraisals. With IRS rules are beomcing more complex, we will do everything possible to understand your needs and work diligently to help you make a strong case. We are on your side from the beginning to the end.
Our appraisal for pre-nuptial agreement or dissolution of marriage will ease your anxiety in dealing with complex situations. We will follow your instructions, act on your behalf, pay attention to details, and help resolve questions to the best of our ability.
Our appraisal for bankruptcy (forced liquidation, orderly liquidation or salvage/scrap) will allow you to stand firmly on your feet and make a convincing argument. You need the most convincing evidence provided by qualified art appraisers to build the strongest possible case.
If you are looking for quality Asian art appraisal, please Contact Us, or call us at (609) 688-6891.