Services

Selling

For sellers, we analyze the work(s) for sale, provide estimates, and determine  whether the work(s) will be best sold through auction, private sale, or otherwise. We negotiate all arrangements, both financial and contractual, to assure your art is placed to achieve maximum value, at minimum expense, and with appropriate marketing effort.

Careful appraisal of the value and appeal of individual artworks is our first goal. This enables us to determine the best venue for a work or collection of art. A sales campaign can be instituted directly to private clients, through the auction facilities of the two major houses or others if warranted, through a worldwide network of dealers (each of whom specializes in some aspect or period of fine art representation), through representation at major art fairs, and to investment groups who view art as an investment class. ArtAssure is the logical, objective organization to represent you in the sale of your fine art.

Borrowing

We specialize in asset-based lending using art, and art alone, as collateral. We offer interim non-recourse loans at competitive rates for both buyers and sellers who wish to obtain liquidity. We assist or arrange for the financing of collections, individual works of art, dealer inventories, estates, trusts, legal settlements, and entire auctions.

Consignment Loans. Placing your art with the most appropriate private buyer, or in the most appropriate auction, can often involve a delay before gaining liquidity. Our consignment loans advance up to 50% of the estimated value a work or collection, allowing you to seize other opportunities while we work to achieve the best outcome for your transaction.

Buying

As an asset class art has outperformed other asset classes during the last 20 years. If investing in art is your goal, we can assist you in shaping a portfolio to your chosen risk/reward profile. We assist or arrange for the financing of collections, individual works of art, dealer inventories, estates, trusts, legal settlements, and entire auctions.

Investment Banking

As the Art World’s Investment Bank, we take an active role in advising clients – both investors and businesses – on their investment banking needs within the industry. We advise purchasers and sellers on mergers and acquisitions, often securing financing for the transaction. We also take an active role in the arrangement of financing for businesses operating or forming within the art space.