ADAA: Art Dealers Association of America

Appraisals Offered

  • – Income tax appraisals for charitable contributions
  • – Estate and gift tax appraisals
  • – Insurance appraisals


A fee schedule is available for individual works of art. Special rates are also available for larger projects.

Advantages of an ADAA Appraisal

  • – Qualified knowledgeable appraisal staff
  • – Access to Member Dealers’ private sales
  • – Access to Member Dealers’ expertise
  • – A 48-Year History of Excellence

Fine Art Appraisal Specialties

  • Old Masters
  • 19th c. American/European
  • Modern
  • Post 1945 and Contemporary
  • Latin American
  • Photography and Prints

For detailed information about the
appraisal service, please contact:

Appraisal Department
Art Dealers Association of America
205 Lexington Avenue, Suite #901
New York, NY 10016
phone: 212 488 5530  fax: 646 688 6809

The ADAA Appraisal Service

The ADAA Appraisal Service has appraised works of art for tax purposes for more than 48 years. ADAA appraisers are qualified by experience and education in their respective areas of specialization. They are trained in appraisal standards and have successfully completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) program. They have in-depth knowledge of the art market and have extensive experience valuing works of art. Staff appraisers' specialties include Contemporary International, 15th–19th century European, late 19th and 20th century American and European, and Latin American art.

In determining an accurate value of a single work or a large collection, ADAA appraisers not only review auction records but consult with member dealers most familiar with the artist's work and have access to private sales information that is vital criteria for valuation. Because of the thorough research and due diligence of the appraisers, ADAA appraisals have an outstanding acceptance record with the IRS and are known for their professional quality throughout the art community.

Susan L. Brundage
ADAA Director of the Appraisal Department since 2007
ADAA Appraiser since 2002

Susan L. BrundageMs. Brundage's experience working in the arts has given her an expert knowledge of the art market. Her specialty is appraising 19th, 20th, 21st century fine art. Ms. Brundage holds a degree in American Studies from Smith College where she also studied art history. She was Director of the Leo Castelli Gallery for twenty five years and has additional experience advising for corporate and personal collections. Ms. Brundage has also curated exhibitions, lectured on contemporary art, and edited books on contemporary artists. She is a member of the Appraisers Association of America and trained in USPAP to ensure the high standards of our services.

Gilbert S. Edelson
Administrative Vice President
Mr. Edelson has supervised the Appraisal Department of the ADAA since its inception in 1962, and his years of experience are an essential resource for the department. Currently counsel at Katten Muchin Rosenman, Mr. Edelson has represented artists, art dealers, collectors and others in the art community in a wide variety of legal matters.