Why hire an art consultant?
The current art market is sufficiently competitive that many collectors rely on advisors when shaping collections or undertaking significant purchases. Advisors are often the eyes and ears of their clients, scouring galleries, visiting artists studios, observing market trends, and attending auctions, biennials, and art fairs. Advisors typically also conduct research on artists using their own extensive libraries of art books, catalogues, magazines, and databases. They provide advice and perspectives on pricing, and perhaps most importantly, advisors have relationships with dealers and can lend legitimate credibility and scholarship to a collector and collection. In a competitive market, art dealers want artwork by their artists to go to the best, most serious collections.
Art advisors, educated about contemporary art and art history, offer intellectual and practical services in the assembly of these ambitious collections.
Finally, since only about 5% of art world transactions are of public record (taking place at auction),
it is important for collectors to know as much as they can about pricing and an artist’s history.
It is chiefly art world insiders, such as advisors, who have or can access this knowledge.
Art & Advisory, LLC provides research, valuations, professional advice regarding collection management, installation, insurance, shipping and framing services to their clients.