Art Advisory for Private Collectors Love of beauty is taste.
The creation of beauty is art.
~ Emerson


Art Advisory

This service concerns navigating a collector through the art market. Art is not only a cultural and aesthetic asset but also a financial one. Expertise is provided concerning authenticity and/or attribution, provenance, historical significance, the importance of the work in the context of the artist’s oeuvre, an analysis of the condition, an understanding of that particular artist’s market, past sales results, and a financial perspective on the cycle of the art market. Whether contemplating the purchase of a single painting or forming an extensive collection, professional advice is imperative in order to make the most informed decision.

Art Collection Development & Management

The attainment of appropriate and accurate documentation of an art collection is a requirement for the discerning private collector or corporation. A simple inventory can be created, containing the appropriate photographic/digital documentation and proper cataloguing of the works including: provenance, exhibition history and literature cited. A more complex inventory would include a number system with proper labels for each work. Larger collections can also be placed into an art collection database that contains all relevant information on the collection including digital images of the works. Collection management also addresses conservation and restoration issues. Comprehensive condition reports are created for both paintings and works on paper. Industry professionals can be consulted for restoration services to ensure long term preservation of the works. For works on paper, it is important that the matting and framing is archival. Art transport including packing, crating and shipping of the works can be arranged with fine art packers who are dedicated to the safe and secure movement of works of art.