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Appraisal Fee Estimates

The AAA appraisers need to consider the following conditions when estimating their appraisal fee:

  • Time for the appraiser to complete a project: an appraisal can go from weeks to a couple of years, depending on the number of artists and items to appraise;

  • Number of appraisers working on the project: complex appraisals may solicit more than one appraiser's effort to complete the projects within the required deadline; 

  • Type of appraisal: different types of appraisal directly impact the time the appraiser(s) need to complete the project;

  • The artist: well-known artists usually have easily accessible sources, while an emerging artist requires the appraiser to dig to find resources and/or other similar artists for comparables.

The AAA appraisers charge their clients upon the following terms:

  • Hourly rate: based on the appraiser's experience, usually from $75 (new appraisers) to $350 per hour;

  • Project rate (flat fee): based on time or number of items;

  • Per Diem / Daily rate: based on time

The AAA appraisers NEVER charge commissions.

JY&A Appraiser's Qualifications

Summary of Qualifications:


Xiaoying Juliette Yuan has worked in the international art market for over 20 years. In 2018, she started Juliette Yuan & Associates LLC (JY&A) in New York, providing bespoke advisory services for international artists and collectors in evaluating artworks, conducting research and market analysis, proceeding with sales and acquisitions, and building and managing collections. As an Accredited Member at AAA and specializing in the Post-War, contemporary, and emerging arts, Juliette has appraised works of blue-chip artists such as Gerard Richter (DE), Yayoi Kusama (JP), Salman Toor (PK/USA), Nicolas Party (BE/USA), Zhang Enli (CN) and many others for various purposes. In addition, she has helped Chinese emerging artists establish their market in New York, consigned the works of American pioneer artists by cultivating their new markets between China and the U.S. by organizing online exhibitions and educational events, and placed their work in private homes and Chinese Museums. Before starting JY&A New York, Juliette was a gallery director at Trace de Chine Chinese antique gallery in Paris (France) and a contemporary art curator and advisor in mainland China. She has worked in executive positions at the ShContemporary Art Fair (Shanghai) and the Art Beijing International Art Fair (Beijing) and consulted, curated, and produced large-scale international exhibitions and educational programs for the Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Himalayas Art Museum, the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai, New York Electronic Art Festival, and Museum of Moving Image in New York, among many others. Juliette has completed the Accredited Membership courses at the Appraisers Association of America and has passed the Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice Exam. 


Consulting and Appraisal Experience:

  • Paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints, sculpture, photographs

  • Appraised artists: Francis Bacon (UK), Gerhard Richter (DE), Robert Rauschenberg (U.S.A), Susan Rothenberg (U.S.A), Salman Toor (PK/USA), Nicolas Party (BE/USA), Yayoi Kusama (JP), Zao Wou-Ki (FR/CN), Chu Teh-Chun (FR), Zhou Chunya (CN), Ding Yi (CN), Zhang Peili (CN), Zhang Enli (CN), among others.

Areas of Specialization:

  • Postwar, Contemporary, Emerging Art (Accredited)

  • European art, 20th-21st century

  • Prints, 20th and 21st century

  • Chinese 20th-21st century


  • Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice, tested and passed, March 15, 2022

    • 15-hour taken March 15, 2022 [currently effective through March 15, 2024] 

  • Accredited Membership courses at the Appraisers Association of America, 2022

  • Ph.D. coursework in Art History & Curatorial Methodology, Faculty Art, Humanities & Business, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK (2010-2016)

  • Visiting Scholarship at New York University - Steinhart (2015)

  • Master's degree in Comparative Literature, Paris III University - La Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France (2001-2003)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Accredited Membership, Appraisers Association of America

  • The College Art Association of America

Work Experience (selective):

  • Juliette Yuan & Associates, Art Advisor/Appraiser (Founder / Owner), New York, USA, 2018-present

  • Postmasters Art Gallery, Associate Special Projects/Liaison for Asia, USA/China, 2017

  • Contemporary Art Curator/Advisor, Europe/China/USA, 2004-2008 & 2009-2016 

  • ShContemporary Art Fair (Shanghai), Director for Exhibitors Relation, Shanghai, China, 2008

  • Trace de Chine Chinese Antique Gallery, Gallery Director, Paris, France, 2002-2006

Panels, Discussions and Lectures (selective):

  • Art, Capital, NFT & Social Values - Panel Discussion Series, Online, 2021

  • Selling Contemporary Art Online - Lecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2017

  • Presentation of the 9th Shanghai Biennial exhibition project - Lecture, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD), Paris, France, 2015

Reviews and Publications (selective):

  • Wang Jianwei: Time Temple, exhibition review for the artist’s solo exhibition at The Guggenheim Museum New York, by Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, ArtReview Asia, Spring 2015 Issue.

  • Transcultural Tendencies, Transmedial Transaction: International Conference for Media Arts Research, A Special Issue for Technoetic Arts: A Journal of Speculative Research, Guest Ed. Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Intellect Ltd., UK, 2013, 378pp.

  • The Future Is Now: Art, Technology and Consciousness, worldwide first collection of fifty-year writings of Roy Ascott in Mandarin, Media Art Collection (3 volumes), Ed. Xiaoying Juliette Yuan, Beijing Gold Wall Press, May 2012, 335pp.

JY&A Appraisal Fee Estimates

Hourly rate

Regular case: $120

Urgent case: $150

Project rate

Regular case minimum: $1,250

Urgent case minimum: $1,550

Minimum duration per project: 5 business days

Minimum estimated value of each appraisal: $20,000 regardless of the number of items

Per Diem / Daily rate

Regular case: $375

Urgent case: $475

* These are estimations only. The final cost is based on actual total hours and not estimations. 

* The client is responsible for all traveling and incidental expenses, including photography charges.

What Are You Paying For

i. Object or collection identification and examination (personal or remote)

ii. Photography (optional) - Check the IRS Photographic Requirements for Art, Antiques, Decorative Arts & Other Cultural Properties

iii. Marketplace investigation (primary market and/or secondary market: regional, national and international galleries, auction houses, private dealers, consultants, experts, etc.)

iv. Comparable research (art market reports, online databases,  Object ID Protocol, Lost Art Registries, etc.)

v. Market analysis (usually including Global Art Market, Post-War & Contemporary Art Market, and the appraised Artist(s) Market)

vi. Description of the Appraised Property and Comparables (with or without notes, insurance appraisal excluded)

vii. Additional elements to include in the Description of the Appraised Property and Comparables

  • Provenance

  • Condition

  • Catalogue raisonné number

  • Artist's nationality and birth/death dates

  • Publisher, printer, foundry

  • Exhibition and publication history

  • Importance/significance of the work

vii. Biography of the Artist(s)

viii. Others

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