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FAB New York
15 East 76th Street
NY 10021
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Buying Art

We offer assistance to private and corporate clients through every aspect of the buying process. We work at all price levels and with new and seasoned collectors. Consultations are complimentary and we only charge a commission if a purchase is made.

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When making purchase suggestions in buying fine art we advise on market trends, relative value, and, of course, quality. While we rarely advise clients to buy art with investment as the primary objective, we do help them make wise decisions.

We use our global network to source art whether from private collectors, dealers or at auction. We provide recommendations, market reports and research as well as advising on authentications and licenses.

We can negotiate discreetly on behalf of the client and also offer a comprehensive range of auction services, which includes private bidding.

Our commissions are much lower than the industry standard and are very fair.

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

Services for Buying Art

Complimentary, Confidential Consultations

Advice on Trends, Value and Quality

Art Market Reports

Global sourcing

Research and Authentication

Purchase Negotiations

Administration of Purchases

Auction Viewing and Bidding

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We travel to the world’s leading art fairs

TEFAF in New York and Maastricht, Art Basel and Art Basel Miami, The Armory in New York, FIAC and the Biennale in Paris. We often walk with clients, introducing them to dealers and developing their knowledge.

While we spend a lot of time conducting research for our clients, there is nothing more valuable than seeing an artwork in person. Many of our clients are not able to view works themselves and rely on us to give accurate assessments of market value.

We helped a client buy this in 2000 and sell it again in 2007 for a gross profit of $14.3m. When buying, our client wasn’t able to view the work personally, and so we were his eyes and his liaison with specialists for inside information. He trusted our opinion and valuation. We urged him to take advantage of market conditions seven years later and helped him obtain an auction guarantee. The $21.8m sale price was a world record for the artists for a short time.

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“I was impressed by Ray’s willingness to educate and guide me, and yet leave me free to make my own decisions. He is a man of integrity with good buying sources and with a good team around him.”

Dr. Raouf Ghabbour, Cairo