The firm advises families, private collectors, estate lawyers, trust companies, private wealth management firms, business advisors, accountants, museums, foundations and other non-profit institutions on all aspects of the art market.

We act solely in the best interests of our clients, with complete transparency, and are skilled in resolving complex issues related to the valuation, authentication and sale of artwork.

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The Old Guard Vanishes

INSIDE THE ART MARKET: THE OLD GUARD VANISHES

“When I joined the business in 1946 it was a cottage industry. Now it’s very big business. It’s nowhere near as pleasant. There’s so much money at stake. So many people carping and so much criticism. It used to be very gentlemanly. Now it’s a harsh business.”    —Sir Hugh Leggatt (1925-2014)

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INSIDE THE ART MARKET: JOAN MITCHELL, UNTITLED

“Nowhere on earth was painting lived as intensely as below Fourteenth Street, where, after every night of beery camaraderie, painters still had to face the decrepit walk-ups and the scramble to make rent.” —Patricia Albers, Joan Mitchell: Lady Painter

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Inside the Art Market: Curse of the Color Brown

Solid mahogany! What pictures of impregnable financial fortresses, of widespread surfaces brilliant with the gleam of candles and the glint of silver, of all of the spacious hospitality of by-gone days will be brought to mind by the words. Solid mahogany! —Mahogany Antique and Modern (1926)

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