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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Celebrity Sale

Inside the Art Market: A Celebrity Sale

Sales at the old and venerable auction houses of Sotheby’s and Christie’s are often a sort of eulogy, celebrating the life and times of a prominent individual as glimpsed through an art collection.  The marketing and promotional rumblings that attend such sales, especially if involving a very famous name, can be noisy and theatrical.  And […]

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Murillo

Classic Chicago

An article in Classic Chicago about the Art Institute of Chicago’s exhibition, Van Gogh’s Bedroom, and the Old Master’s Society of the Art Institute’s Gala quoted Laura de Frise. Click here to read this article. UPDATE: Click here for a follow-up article with photos of the Gala. (Image: Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Saint Augustine in Ecstasy)

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Forbes Article

Forbes Article

A column in Forbes about investing in art quoted Ronald Varney as one of the experts. Click here to read the article. (Image: Richard Diebenkorn, Berkeley #59) 

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