Welcome to the Database of Critical Works

For many years, the Association of German Art Auctioneers (BDK) has taken a leading role committed to countering counterfeiters with its database of artworks, and such is the unprecedented scale and scope of this database, that Germany is setting a template for the rest of the world.

The database is compiled in collaboration with art releases, cataloguers of works and existing archives to provide a solid basis. Members of the BDK are also involved in the updating and maintenance of the database, so if a piece is rejected on grounds of inauthenticity, this will be logged in the database. This collaboration and exchange of information between auctioneers and art dealers is the best guarantee against counterfeits. The database is a useful tool to help to these ends.


Access to the Database

Access is reserved for members of the BDK, if you have any queries, please contact the project leaders.

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