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A Selection of Artworks acquired for clients or brokered by Fine Art Brokers in 2021.
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Fine Art Brokers, the art advisory and art brokerage firm, was founded by highly experienced art market specialists Ray Waterhouse and Jonathan Dodd. They have assembled an excellent team with expertise covering European and American art from 1800 to the present day.
Ray Waterhouse and Jonathan Dodd have worked together since 1982 and have jointly bought and sold over 5,000 works of art. Ray and Jonathan have assembled a formidable group of experts to make up our team at offices in New York, London and Paris. We also have a global network of knowledgeable specialists on whom we can rely to view art and provide valuable insight.
The Fine Art Brokers team provides the inside track on the art market to collectors, institutions and fiduciaries. Most fine art advisory services claim to provide objective advice; FAB does not. We use our actual experience of the market and negotiating to offer practical and strategic advice on all aspects of collecting, while always keeping our clients’ interests at the forefront.
On behalf of our clients we have travelled the world and sourced and sold art from $20,000 to more than $20 million. We have advised on transactions totaling over three-quarters of a billion dollars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Million Dollars in Transactions
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.
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.