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FAB New York
15 East 76th Street
NY 10021

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Based in New York, we offer expert art advisory services tailored to your taste, knowledge and requirements - and our fees are surprisingly reasonable.

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Art Market Trends 2024

Clients have been asking me recently about the state of the art market and specifically if this is a good time to buy, or alternatively a good time to sell. My short, honest answer has been that the market is less buoyant than last year and certainly less than 2022; gallery and auction sales are down in value and number; but overall the market is still solid and, one might say, surprisingly resilient; and there are opportunities for both buyers and sellers. Those opportunities must be well chosen though, with research and advice, as demand varies a lot in different sectors.

A Selection of Artworks acquired for clients or brokered by Fine Art Brokers since 2021.
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Pablo PicassoPortrait of a Young Man1915

Trusted industry leaders for more than 35 years.

Fine Art Brokers, the art advisory and art brokerage firm, was founded in London in 1966 by experienced art market specialist, Ray Waterhouse, aided at the time by Jonathan Dodd. Ray now leads the excellent team from the New York head office, with expertise covering European and American art from 1860 to the present day.

Buying Art

We work with clients in different ways according to their knowledge, taste and budget. For all clients we use our global network to source art, then we provide market reports, make recommendations based on our knowledge of the market and our client’s taste and help negotiate purchases.

William ScottPermutations 1 — Blue1978

This acquisition shows how we can access paintings which clients would not know about or have access to. A client was looking for a great Scott and when we found this in a private collection, we arranged a viewing in a neutral location to protect both the buyer’s and seller’s anonymity. After brokering the price, we hung the painting in his home. Since the purchase in 2009, it has more than doubled in value.

Selling Art

Whether you are looking to sell a single work of art or an entire collection, Fine Art Brokers provides expert guidance through all the various selling options. We advise on beneficial timing and potential proceeds and always guard our clients’ best interests.

Théodore GéricaultLions in a Mountainous Landscapec.1820

A French client inherited this wonderful Gericault from his grandmother. He wanted a private sale rather than auction which we managed within two months. We helped establish that this painting was the original version and that the one in the Musee du Louvre in Paris was a replica. In collaboration with a private dealer in New York, we sold the painting to The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


We can access, explain and navigate the world of art auctions for you. Auctions can sometimes be daunting – the number of works on view, the conflicting estimates, the lack of guarantees, the terminology and of course the bidding. Fine Art Brokers can help you find, research and bid with confidence in auctions.

Amedeo ModiglianiFillette Assise1918

Collection Management

We provide strategic services for planning, curating and budgeting when building and owning a collection. We also offer guidance on insurance and logistics and are pro-active in suggesting favorable times to deaccession.

Estates & Fiduciaries

We work closely with trusts, estates and fiduciaries to arrange valuations, discuss and orchestrate private sales and negotiate with auction houses. It is important to have an in-depth understanding of the market and sales process when consigning estates to auction.