Karen Tallackson Bacon

Fine Art Advisory & Appraisals, LLC

| 650.759.6676 |  Atherton, CA 94027 |

| karen@ktbfaa.com |

Fine Art Advisory & Appraisals, LLC                  


I provide professional fine art advisory services and appraisals for individuals

and institutions involved with the arts. In addition to developing and curating

collections, I prepare insurance and fair market value appraisals on behalf of

collectors, museums, estates, attorneys, corporations and other clientele.

I am qualified to write appraisals for various purposes, including:  


  1. Insurance                                                                                                                

  2. Estate Planning

  3. Charitable Donation

  4. Damage and Loss

Appraisal Experience

I am a certified member of the Appraisers Association of America and have successfully completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) examination, the Congressionally-recognized set of appraisal standards promulgated by The Appraisal Foundation.*

Advisory Services

In collaboration with my clients, I help to determine strategies to establish or augment existing collections. I recommend a personalized and structured approach that will best meet the needs of my clientele. Working with an extensive network of resources, I procure and negotiate to find works that are meaningful and informed selections. My goal is to help educate clients so that every acquisition is a gratifying experience.

Expertise and Standards of Conduct

My areas of expertise include modern and contemporary American, European and California paintings, sculpture and works on paper, 20th century Latin American art, art glass, photographs and ceramics. Additional areas of interest include 19th and 20th Century furniture and decorative arts and collectibles.

In all aspects of my business, I represent my clients’ interests exclusively. I guarantee absolute confidentiality, expertise and adherence to ethical standards in all transactions, assessments and valuations.

Education & Additional Experience

  1. ✧  Certified Member of the Appraisers Association of America

    ✧  Board member, University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts

    ✧  Board member, Wiegand Gallery of Art

  2. The Guggenheim Museum, NY, launch committee, Guggenheim SOHO

  3. ArtView Inc. (a division of GE Capital Services), NY, vice president sales and marketing

  4. Bonhams Auctioneers, vice president and director of modern, contemporary and Latin American art

  5. SF MOMA Modern Art Council

  6. Contributor to Art Week magazine and other art-related publications

  7. San Francisco State University Multimedia Studies Program

  8. University of Oregon, MA Art History & Journalism

1.650.759.6676 | Atherton, CA | karen@ktbfaa.com

  1. *  For more information about The Appraisal Foundation, please visit: http://www.appraisalfoundation.org