Collection Management. Fine Art Brokers provides a full range of services for clients who have an existing art collection, including cataloguing, research, valuations for insurance, coordinating logistics and arranging installation.
Drawing on our extensive knowledge of market trends and price movements, we can also advise our clients in the long term, suggesting new acquisitions and which pieces to sell and when. For example, in 2018 we arranged a museum donation for a client which was highly tax efficient: a major work of art was donated at a valuation approximately $20 million more than the purchase price 7 years prior.
Estates & Fiduciaries. We work with Estate Trustees and Fiduciaries in the valuation and sale of single works and entire collections. We can often achieve high sales prices through discreet private sales and can use our contacts to negotiate excellent auction commissions.
Services for Collection Management
Collection Planning and Budgeting
Research and Cataloguing
Valuation and Insurance Appraisals
Institutional Lending and Donation
Services for Estates & Fiduciaries
Valuation and sale advice
Private sale negotiations
Negotiation with auction houses
In the late 1990's we advised an American client on the acquisition of this wonderful Cezanne at auction. This involved assessing the painting's condition and its value compared to other works by the artists as well as its resonance with the client's collection. We then installed the painting in the client's apartment. Sadly, the owner passed away and, after updating the valuation and discussing sales options with the estate trustees, we were able to achieve a price in excess of the auction valuation through a private sale.