Our representation of a client's interests extends to the important area of collection management, encompassing a range of often neglected activities that may ultimately protect and enhance a collection's value.
Willem de Kooning, Woman. Photo Courtesy of Christie’s.
Art collections are often formed over many generations. While the collector will enjoy the adventure of finding and acquiring specific works, with this comes the need for addressing many practical issues. The collector's goal will be not only to preserve the collection, but to enhance it.
Thus collection management will take many forms. Paintings will have to be included in an artist's catalogue raisonné, acquisitions documented, and museum exhibition loans considered. Values will need to be updated regularly. Some works may need to be sold in order to edit and strengthen the collection. Estate planning and philanthropic issues will have to be addressed. Moreover, trends and developments in the art market affecting the value and salability of the collection will require monitoring. A scholarly catalogue of the collection may even be desired.
We have experience in all of these areas, often overlooked by collectors, and can craft a plan to meet the specific management needs of any collection.
Working with experienced as well as emerging collectors, we provide guidance on acquisition opportunities while researching and vetting specific works to guarantee authenticity and value.
The sale of artwork, whether at auction or privately, is a complicated process. Our firm brings discipline and guidance to this process on behalf of the client to ensure the most successful result.
Our representation of a client’s interests extends to the important area of collection management, encompassing a range of often neglected activities that may ultimately protect and enhance a collection’s value.