Amedeo Modigliani,  Jeanne Hébuterne,  1919. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Amedeo Modigliani, Jeanne Hébuterne, 1919. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Advise on the sale of art

  • Understand client’s need for speed, privacy, and family/trustee involvement
  • Assess alternative sale methods and techniques for increasing the value of the artworks
  • Resolve any authentication, condition, and/or restitution issues
  • Negotiate sale agreements with auction houses and galleries to obtain best financial terms and marketing promises
  • Manage the overall sale process on behalf of the client

Develop legacy plans for art collections

  • Review how the collection fits into a client’s overall balance sheet
  • Clarify short, medium, and long-term collection goals, including liquidity needs 
  • Model financially sensible collection disposition plans 
  • Discuss choices and set a course of action
  • Negotiate promised museum gift agreements and/or near-term sale agreements
 Alfred Stieglitz,  Georgia O'Keeffe—Hand and Wheel , 1919. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O'Keeffe—Hand and Wheel, 1919. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art


 Frans Hals.  Merrymakers at Shrovetide,  circa 1616–17. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Frans Hals. Merrymakers at Shrovetide, circa 1616–17. Courtesy of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Assist in refining a collection

  • Understand history of the collection and the client’s goals for the future
  • Review the value of key objects and client’s emotional connection to them
  • Pinpoint potential changes in the collection and best ways to implement them
  • Set a course of action and implementation game plan