In 2012 anyone who buys primitive art must rely more than ever on appraisal by an expert, for the sums involved are considerable, and one must be completely confident before making a purchase. For these reasons, I am commited to offering only those objects whose value has been established in the market.

My experience as a dealer is decisive and engages my full responsibility and reputation. I also study the vast literature of specialized works, exhibition and auction catalogs, and consult important sites on the Internet as the archives of the world’s great museums and academic institutions like Yale University.

Renaud Riley