Art Consulting

by Eric Mitjans on

So why a consulting gallery, you’ve asked?
For the simple reason that the so-called Public Art market finally has come of age.

It’s no secret that
  • There has been a massive increase in the number of galleries dealing with this subject
  • There are numerous exhibitions at museums and other institutions centering around Public Art
  • Auctions these days just love to have Public Art in their repertoire
  • Finally there’s a greater visibility through a more diversified range of media
  • There have been various extremely successful collaborations with exclusive brand names and designers
  • There is a massive presence on social media networks
  • There are new publications devoted to the subject appearing in bookstores every month

In other words: lots of people are still discovering Public Art, showing a great amount of interest in this particular subject. Many would actually love to purchase and collect unique pieces of artwork. Others would like to collaborate with artists for corporate art projects without really knowing who or where to turn to.

What is our concept all about?

Our gallery is bringing an independent, impartial – and most importantly – qualified response to the growing demand and interest in Public Art. It is for this very reason that we have decided to create a specialized consulting branch, offering advice to both, individuals and businesses alike.
We ourselves have been collecting for the past ten years, and therefore we are well aware of the importance of being properly advised. We offer an advisory service to prevent customers from making costly mistakes as a result of a poorly-defined project – whether it comes to acquiring art or collaborating with (an) artist(s).

Who is this service for?

  • Beginners looking for guidance
  • Collectors in other fields looking to diversify their acquisitions and/or collection
  • Investors looking to diversify their assets given the poor performance of other investments
  • Businesses looking to carry out collaborative projects with Public Artists
  • Businesses looking to start up an elaborate company collection
  • Those who already have substantial knowledge about the subject with too little time on their hands, looking for someone to manage their acquisitions

What do the different packages offer me?

There are three main packages as well as a multitude of additional services, which can be tailored to suit varying needs.

As an individual, we can help you with:

  • The acquisition of works in the fields of urban contemporary art
  • Building a collection to suit your individual taste
  • Managing your collection
  • Delivering quintessential knowledge about insurance, tax, storage, transportation, etc.
  • Well-grounded appraisal of a singular work or a whole collection – mediation for sales/acquisitions (identify, analyze, optimize)
  • Making the most of your collection (framing, presentation, communications strategy)
  • Sponsorship, patronage and supporting creativity
  • Accompanied and guided visits to galleries and art fairs
  • Building up a multimedia library (books, magazines, DVDs)

Our Services and Prices for individuals

Please select the package that’s the most suitable for you.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest under €10,000.
The purpose of this art advisory session is to discover your expectations and what you hope to gain from acquiring a piece of artwork. This basically is an introductory session, and there won’t be talk about building a collection just yet. This first meeting is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests before guiding you towards the artists who’d correspond best with your expectations, artistic sensibilities and profile.
Subsequently to the meeting you are sent a tailored proposal with personalized purchasing advice, a selection of suitable and available artworks, as well as the contact details of the gallery owners representing the selected artists.

Length of advisory session: 3 hours
Where: Either in one of our offices, in your home, or at a place of your choice
Price: €390 including VAT. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest from €10,000 to €100,000 per year, and includes

  • A first art advisory session with the goal to discover your expectations, and what you hope to gain from acquiring works of art. It is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests.
  • A second art advisory session where the goal is to consider a collection that reflects your tastes and is in tune with your budget. We also establish an acquisitions strategy and calendar.
  • We’ll guide you step by step into the actual acquisition and management of your collection.
  • Delivering quintessential knowledge about insurance, tax, storage, transportation, etc.

Length of the advisory sessions: 6 hours (2 x 3 hours).
Where: Either in one of our offices, in your home, or at a place of your choice
Price €790 including VAT + 10% of the price of the artwork(s) purchased. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest from €10,000 to €1,000,000 per year.
Obviously this implies only a limited number of clients in order to provide you with our undivided attention.
This package includes:

  • A first art advisory session with the goal to discover your expectations, and what you hope to gain from acquiring works of art. It is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests.
  • A second art advisory session where the goal is to consider a collection that reflects your tastes and is in tune with your budget. We also establish an acquisitions strategy and calendar.
  • The actual acquisition of artworks.

Length of the advisory sessions: 6 hours (2 x 3 hours).
Where: either in one of our offices, in your home, or at a place of your choice.
Price: €790 including VAT + 10% of the price of the artwork(s) purchased. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.
Artworks management services: Insurance, tax, storage, transportation.
Service providers’ fees: Upon estimate only, depending on the number of artworks involved.

As a business, we can help you with:

  • The acquisition of works in the fields of urban contemporary art
  • Building a collection to suit your individual taste
  • Managing your collection
  • Delivering quintessential knowledge about insurance, tax, storage, transportation, etc.
  • Well-grounded appraisal of a singular work or a whole collection – mediation for sales/acquisitions (identify, analyze, optimize)
  • Making the most of your collection (framing, presentation, communications strategy)
  • Sponsorship, patronage and supporting creativity
  • Advising you on the choice of artist(s) for limited-edition products
  • Informing you about just the right events (product launches, shows, festivals, etc.)
  • Commissioning and creating exterior and interior artworks (facades, walls, sculptures)
  • Building up a multimedia library (books, magazines, DVDs)

Our Services and Prices for businesses

Please select the package that’s the most suitable for you and your business.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest under €10,000.
The purpose of this art advisory session is to discover your expectations and what you hope to gain from acquiring a piece of artwork. This basically is an introductory session, and there won’t be talk about building a collection just yet. This first meeting is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests before guiding you towards the artists who’d correspond best with your expectations, artistic sensibilities and profile.
Subsequently to the meeting you are sent a tailored proposal with personalized purchasing advice, a selection of suitable and available artworks, as well as the contact details of the gallery owners representing the selected artists.

Length of advisory session: Half a day.
Where: Either in one of our offices, at your premises, or at a place of your choice
Price: €590 including VAT. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest under €10,000.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest from €10,000 to €100,000 per year, and includes:

  • A first art advisory session with the goal to discover your expectations, and what you hope to gain from acquiring works of art. It is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests.
  • second art advisory session where the goal is to consider a collection that reflects your tastes and is in tune with your budget. We also establish an acquisitions strategy and calendar.
  • We’ll guide you step by step into the actual acquisition and management of your collection.
  • Delivering quintessential knowledge about insurance, tax, storage, transportation, etc.

Length of the advisory sessions: A day.
Where: Either in one of our offices, at your premises, or at a place of your choice.
Price €990 including VAT + 10% of the price of the artwork(s) purchased. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.

This offer is suited to collectors looking to invest from €10,000 to €1,000,000 per year.
Obviously this implies only a limited number of clients in order to provide you with our undivided attention.
This package includes:

  • A first art advisory session with the goal to discover your expectations, and what you hope to gain from acquiring works of art. It is all about identifying your taste, budget, investment profile and interests.
  • A second art advisory session where the goal is to consider a collection that reflects your tastes and is in tune with your budget. We also establish an acquisitions strategy and calendar.
  • The actual acquisition of artworks.

Length of the advisory sessions: A day.
Where: either in one of our offices, at your premises, or at a place of your choice.
Price: €990 including VAT + 10% of the price of the artwork(s) purchased. This price excludes transport costs for meetings held outside Berlin or overseas.
Artworks management services: Insurance, tax, storage, transportation.
Service providers’ fees: Upon estimate only, depending on the number of artworks involved.

Here is a list of examples of the major services we provide.

  • Appraisal of a work or a collection – mediation for sales/ acquisitions
  • Allowing you to access works usually reserved for established collectors
  • Making the most of your collection – framing, presentation, communications strategy
  • Taking care of sponsorships, patronage and supporting creativity
  • Building up a multimedia library – books, magazines, DVDs
  • Informing you about just the right events – gallery openings, shows, festivals, etc.
  • Commissioning and creating exterior and interior artworks – facades, walls, sculptures
  • Planning and programming your acquisitions in a timely manner
  • Guiding you in terms of the wide range of works available, and helping you to select works that are most representative of the artist
  • Providing you with a greater insight into the world of Public Art, familiarizing you with the market and its prices
  • Discovering and keeping an eye on emerging talents
  • Setting up meetings between artist(s) and collector(s), which include studio visits
  • Advising you on the best way to sell your artworks
  • Checking on the provenance, traceability and authenticity of the artworks
  • Ensuring the security of transactions between artist and collector
  • Allowing you to stay up to date with the artists on the market
  • Informing you about the latest changes to the legal and tax systems
  • Organizing a private presentation of works in a home or business setting
  • Overseeing the lending of private collections to museums and other institutions

Our services are invoiced by the hour, half day or day.

The prices for individuals are:

  • €150 (including taxes) per hour
  • €390 (including taxes) per half day
  • €790 (including taxes) per day

The prices for businesses are:

  • €190 (including taxes) per hour
  • €590 ((including taxes) per half day
  • €990 (including taxes) per day