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.
In a major auction of American Paintings in New York this week, our firm was privileged to represent the Estate of Anne E.C. Porter in the sale of a group of paintings and drawings by the renowned 20th century artist Fairfield Porter (1907-1975). As these works had essentially come from the artist’s studio and then descended within the family over many decades, their exhibition and sale at auction for the first time provided a fresh, exhilarating view of Porter’s artistry.
On Wednesday, June 4th Ronald Varney will join moderator Brian Hughes, the Executive Director of Family Office Metrics, in a webinar presentation produced by FOM entitled Art Market 101. The presentation will be the second in a three-part series titled “Art & Philanthropy in the Family Office,” aimed at providing a practical overview of the art market of special interest to family offices and ultra-affluent individuals.
We are delighted to announce that Laura de Frise, formerly a Vice President of Christie's in Chicago, has joined Ronald Varney Fine Art Advisors as our Chicago and Midwest Representative. She will be responsible for business development and client service in this very important market, liaising with private collectors, institutions, family offices, private wealth management companies and law firms.