There are many factors that can affect the worth of a print such as, but not limited to, condition, rarity, and demand. To get a basic idea of the market for an artist’s work or sale prices of comparable works, one can research auction results, which are publicly available, usually for a fee. You can find a list of online auction databases in the Links
section. Accurate interpretation of auction results requires knowledge of the condition and quality of works sold and of the market at the time of the sale as well as an awareness of how comparable the work you have is to those items. To obtain a more informed and precise value of the work you own, it is best to contact an expert dealer or appraiser. IFPDA Dealers have extensive knowledge of the market and can assess condition in relationship to other states, proofs, or prints in the edition, certify that the print is authentic, and quote you a fair and informed value. Since condition plays an important role in any estimation of value, a dealer or appraiser will frequently want to physically examine a work in order to make a more precise valuation.