The Art Elevator Episode #13 - Aubrey Catrone on “The World of Art Provenance”

podcast Jan 10, 2022



Aubrey Catrone is an international art historian, appraiser, and provenance researcher. Aubrey earned an MA in History of Art from University College London, specializing in the documented histories of art objects, and is a USPAP-compliant Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America. With an art gallery and academic research background, Catrone founded Proper Provenance, LLC to provide her clients with the tools, not only to historically contextualize art but also to shed light on attribution and legal title within the international art market.

Catrone has researched artworks including paintings, artifacts, works on paper, prints, and sculptures spanning the fourth century B.C. to the twenty-first century A.D. Aubrey’s volunteerism includes myriad projects with the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA), the Cultural Plunder by the Einsatzstab Reichsleiter Rosenberg: Jeu de Paume Database, and the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR).

I’m so excited to give a clearer picture of art provenance and its role in the art world. In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • What is art provenance and why does it matter
  • Why you want to do your due diligence when you purchase artwork
  • The importance of your paperwork and the role it plays in art history.

And much more!

Actionable checklist coming soon!


Resources mentioned:

Art Provenance: What It Is and How To Verify It 


Learn More About Aubrey:

Aubrey's Website

Connect with Aubrey on Instagram @properprovenancellc.

Risky Business: How Provenance Can Influence Collecting



Today's episode is sponsored by:

MTN Luxury Group with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty in the Vail Valley of Colorado. 

Podcast Editing: 

Shameka Jones, media producer, and art professional
You can tag her on: 
Instagram: @__Moca__

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