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.
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.
In recent years we have had the privilege of representing for sale at auction two collections of antique canes and walking sticks among the finest in private hands. One of these collections was disbursed entirely, as part of the owner's estate planning. The other, much larger, continues to grow; and yet the owner wished to mount a sale of selected items now to benefit two charities of great importance to the family. We were astonished by the results.
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.