It may seem like it belongs to the realm of the super-wealthy to have your own art buyer. Yet, with the newly energised market, the access to online buyers curators advances in shipping, it has never been more affordable to get an expert to help. Hiring a buyer exclusively may well be out of the question, but if you had £5,000 pounds to invest in artwork, what would you do? Would you buy classic or contemporary? Do you go for an existing or an emerging artist? This is when a curator will help.
Saatchi Gallery – Art Advisory
The famous Saatchi Gallery in London has done a lot since 2007 to develop online to promote the work of emerging artists. They offer a free service, where they will select from over 60,000 artists worldwide. There are no fees, they charge the same as if you found the artists directly, they will give 30 options based on your tastes, space size aim to suit your goals, this is an investor service, they aim to get you paintings that will appreciate in value.
They have five curators on staff to help you can be found at www.saatchiart.com, also if you are an interior designer or in the trade, you will be able to access discounts on purchases. They also offer commissioned works and, of course, global shipping.
Maddox Art Gallery
The Maddox is a network of galleries in the UK, they also offer an “Art Advisory”. If you are serious about investing in art. These are the people to contact. They have specialist curators who will help you with investing in both blue-chip artwork of emerging artists. They will offer consultation, finding out your experience, risk appetite such also offer portfolio management.
Unlike others who will only guide you on when to buy, they will help you decide when is a good time to sell based on market trends, demand for the artist, or upcoming auctions of their other works. This is a full-service solution.
This London-based business, provides a free match-making service between you the artist. They also offer a great trade discount offer interior designers trade buyers a specialist service. They can suggest artwork that will match your interiors or help you with your taste style. This is more for the homeowner person who wants some great artwork for their own needs some guidance to find the right thing.
Arthaus have a network of contacts. With artists, galleries curators. They will be able to source some excellent artwork for you.
If you are thinking of investing in artwork you are lucky enough to live in London, the Saatchi Gallery has done more than anyone to promote the field. If you want to find out about new artists who is the best to invest in, do contact them.
Suttons Robertson have access to talented curators experts who can offer you an art loan against your modern or classic artwork.