Create an Engaging Art Program by Unifying New Acquisitions with Existing Works

As one of the longest established art consulting firms in the world, Art Advisory Services has a special perspective on how to expand, reposition or simply refresh an existing collection. Corporate clients and private collectors look to us for art programs of lasting value and beauty.

Recently, many clients have asked us for ways to breathe new life into works they already own. We find that, through creative redeployment of existing pieces - often with new framing - or in combination with new acquisitions, a highly-effective end result can be achieved at reasonable cost. We are recognized for our ability to find the best examples by contemporary artists, and exceptional works of the 19th and 20th century.

A Strategy To Achieve Maximum Results

Assessment and Appraisal
A first step in every consultation is to analyze the client's goals: budgets, interior characteristics, and aesthetic guidelines. Existing collections are inventoried, assessed and appraised for insurance purposes. We highlight the strong pieces in an existing collection and determine the need for need acquisitions, deaccessions and creative installations.

Acquisition Strategy
Our experience, knowledge and expertise give us the ability to meet the requirements of budget, image and taste. By developing a conceptual plan at the beginning of a project, we provide the tools to help our clients define the quantity and quality criteria for new purchases. These tools also relate to the placement of existing holdings.

We place particular importance on scale and the relationship between the collection and the character of the interior architecture. Through skillful placement, format and framing, grouping, and thematic concepts, a collection is given its unique presence. Our detailed location plans are coordinated with the project architects, interior designers and client. We handle all the framing needs for new acquisitions as well as reframing suggestions for existing works.

Besides the issue of time savings and cost efficiency, our collection management program provides clients with a database catalogue of holdings, guidelines for care and maintenance, and ongoing recommendations for deaccession and new acquisitions.