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Despite continuing Covid uncertainty, art market confidence hits highest level since 2014

With the world in and out of lockdown over the past 18 months, it’s been a turbulent time for the art market. Sales have inevitably dropped, but both sellers and buyers have adapted to the enforced reality that most artworks have been offered online, with the result that sales have held up well. In 2020, during the worst period of the pandemic, global sales of art and antiques still reached over an estimated $50 billion — down just 22% on 2019 and 27% since 2018 — notes Dr. Clare McAndrew in the industry leading 2021 Art Basel UBS report. Sales of fine art at auction dropped by around 30% from 2019, but Sotheby’s and Christie’s both compensated by reporting at least a 50% increase in private sales.
Pablo Picasso a Portrait of a Young Man
Pablo PicassoPortrait of a Young Man1915

Purchased for a client at auction.

two art advisors standing in front of a painting

Trusted industry leaders for more than 35 years.

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.

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Our commitment to putting our clients first means transparency on all costs and no fees charged without a completed deal.

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.

the FAB PROMISEInsider access
to private
William Scott Permutations 1 Blue
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.

the FAB PROMISEDedicated research and due diligence on every work
Lions in a Mountainous Landscape
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.

A art advisor evaluating a painting


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.

Ray Waterhouse at Sothebys in New York

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Works bought
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Million Dollars in Transactions

Fillette Assise a painting of a woman
Amedeo ModiglianiFillette Assise1918

We advised a private client on the purchase of this piece in London in 2000 and, after bidding successfully, arranged the delivery to New York. After our client’s passing in 2013, we helped broker the painting on behalf of the estate. Since 2000, the value has increased fourfold.

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.

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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.