Not all art dealers and gallerists conform to the outgoing albeit friendly social practices of other sales professionals, at least not until they get to know you. As a result, educating yourself regarding the availability and pricing of art, especially art not presented on gallery walls (“in the racks”) or online, can sometimes be challenging for beginning collectors. In addition, the art industry can sometimes lack transparency and regulations that you take for granted with other businesses, which can be a barrier to educating yourself about the actual (lowest) price of an artwork, which may, even after inquiry, remain a mystery. Our dealer collaboration services can assist with these aspects of art collecting and more.
Networking with other art dealers is one of our strengths. We’ve learned over many years that networking can be highly beneficial. Most businesses or industries know this and have associations supporting their trade, and networking is strongly encouraged. The art market is different, though; dealers tend to be more private and selective with whom they will network.
Some advantages of working with us for dealer collaboration include the following:
- Dealer and customer introduction referral
- Best price and terms negotiation
- Inspect, conduct due diligence, analyze, and compare art by proxy
- Remote viewing, photography, and Facetime previews of art
- Time savings for the busy collector
- Consignment experience, negotiation, and higher net sale price
- Intermediator representation (disclosed and agreed upon with the dealer)
Over the last 20 years, we have built excellent and noteworthy relationships with our art dealer network throughout the United States. As a result, we can assist a wide range of art enthusiasts, from beginning collectors to seasoned connoisseurs as well as private and public museums via dealer collaboration. Contact us today.