Our sales and collection management services relate to fine art objects such as paintings, sculpture, prints, mixed media, video art, and installations. We generally exclude most antiques and other luxury goods categories.
We do not specialize in fine art collector categories such as period, geographic region or medium. We supplement our broad knowledge of global auction markets with a network of specialists to place specific art objects in world class collections. Our recent focus has been Post-War and Contemporary painting and Chinese Contemporary Art.
Our compensation for these services is either fee or transaction-based at comparable market rates. Please contact us for a telephone consultation and evaluation of your needs prior to any billing or expense incurred.
For artists, curators and art project managers interested in published monographs and artbooks usually reserved for the very few, we are an art publications turnkey solution. Depending on the scope, budget and distribution objectives of each project, we assemble teams of exceptional art journalists, photographers and layout experts to create the document that is best suited for accomplishing our objectives. We arrange manufacturing with high quality associates and distribution both online and through a network of traditional distribution channels.
Some collections are worth documenting in a more formal way for your personal enjoyment, for your legacy, or for an art or financial transaction. We provide collection publications, from simple paperback manuals to large format hard-back collector’s editions with essays from connoisseurs and recognized art authors and journalists.
Please contact us at no charge for an assessment of project costs and possibilities.
For art dealers, entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and artists in need of a structured approach to business planning and presentation, we offer complete, print-ready business plans for a wide range of art industry sub-sectors, including fine art, fashion, and the performing arts. Our business plans include products and services analysis, marketing plans, operating and expansion strategies, competitive analysis and detail financial projections.
Several recognized financial institutions and other lesser known groups specialize in art-based asset lending and art insurance. We have worked with or have contacts at most such art finance institutions and are skilled in the documentation, appraisal process and procedures involved in representing you during the often complex processes of art financial transactions.
For special situations we provide investment banking and private equity financings for art projects and ventures.
Aggregating and interpreting art industry economic and sales information is a specialty in itself and we have extensive experience in art market research and auction market data. We customize reports related to industry trends, collector categories, specific art objects or entire collections that are useful for your own analysis of valuation, to support discussions with appraisers, insurers, lenders, and for other art transactional needs.
There are several information systems used for collection cataloging and we recommend the most efficient program for your unique collection management needs. The quality of research, photography, data entry and record maintenance is often the difference between the ease of integrating your information into other professional formats for publishing, appraising, insurance, lending and taxes. We are available on an advisory basis and/or for ongoing execution.
Our global network among collectors, art advisors, dealers, curators, auction houses and alternative asset investors provides ample access to un-shopped art objects for sale. We also take sell-side mandates to find new homes on the most favorable terms available for your prized art objects.
Our policy is zero conflict of interest with our clients without exception. We discuss the level of discretion required for each assignment and strictly abide by the mutually agreed upon strategy for professional execution.
We are able to recommend specialists and oversee your needs for framing, shipping, installations and storage solutions, regardless of global location.
As an alternative to selling in the private market, identifying the most beneficial auction venue for your art objects may be a complex and time consuming process, depending on the nature of the art and your liquidity needs. Our extensive auction sales and cataloging experience is a valuable resource for negotiations about estimates, reserve prices, commission levels and positioning of your art objects within the auction itself.
For buyers at auction, we discuss purchasing strategies, financing options and are available on auction day for bidding and execution. We supervise the orderly transfer of art objects to and from the auction venue.