Acquisitions - sourcing quality works of lasting value

As with any significant purchase, it's helpful to have an expert involved when acquiring fine art. We act as an agent for our clients as we locate pieces of interest, perform the requisite research, and negotiate fair prices. Drawing on a global network of well-respected galleries, dealers, conservators, and art professionals, we offer specially-selected, quality works from a variety of sources, whether it be the primary or secondary market, gallery, auction, studio, art fair, or private sale.

Personal service is provided during every step of the acquisitions process. Armed with knowledge, we provide our clients with an objective and a critical eye when making recommendations. Our thorough approach has saved clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Even seasoned collectors often lack the time necessary to locate and purchase desired works. In addition, the art market can be competitive, with more private collectors than ever before, and a profusion of new museums. For these reasons, Arnoult Fine Art Consulting is continuously scouting the market in search of outstanding works for our clients by attending international art fairs, following major auctions, interacting with dealers and galleries, and visiting artists' studios.

Because each collector has a personal vision, we approach each project by first understanding the client's unique collecting goals, budget, and aesthetic sensibility. Arnoult Fine Art Consulting helps clients develop or expand sophisticated, high-quality collections with a focus on lasting value and enjoyment.

 

Art Appraisals

A necessary component to any collection, Arnoult Fine Art Consulting provides professional appraisals for a range of situations.
Reports are USPAP compliant and meet the requirements of the IRS, legal professionals, and insurance companies. Learn more here.

We offer market analyses for works being considered for purchase or for sale. We provide the facts and analysis necessary to determine an appropriate value range for a work before making a purchase or determining an asking price.

 

Additional Services

  • Site-specific commissions: AFAC can help specify and manage the commission of a work unique to your space.
  • Divestments: After researching the market for a piece you wish to sell, AFAC will execute the sale with discretion and efficiency.
  • Representation at auction, including necessary research on the piece in advance
  • Collection documentation
  • Conservation and restoration
  • Installations
  • Framing and pedestals
  • Lighting coordination
  • Shipping and storage management
     

For Design Professionals... We enjoy collaborating with designers on a wide range projects. We can source a selection of appropriate pieces for any design concept, saving you valuable time. We welcome the opportunity to help you achieve your vision. 


My paintings are not about what is seen. They are about what is known forever in the mind.
— Agnes Martin