Signature collections are born solely from a Collector′s individual mind and eye. After understanding the Collector′s interests, tastes, and goals, AOC Art Advisory embarks on obtaining the highest caliber material available. Three factors are integral to making informed acquisitions:
- Extensive knowledge of the international art market, gallery and museum exhibitions, art fairs, biennales, and auctions, ensures access to the best material available.
- Scholarly research, connoisseurship, analysis of provenance, authenticity, and condition, all are part of AOC′s rigorous vetting process.
- Valuation based on the current state of the primary and secondary markets (private and auction), and experienced sales negotiation, ensure that the right value is achieved for the work in question.
After the acquisition, AOC works to assist the Collector in becoming a custodian of the artwork. AOC provides collection management services. This includes; shipping, conservation, framing, storage, security, installation, insurance, archiving, consignments, donations, appraisals, and the de-accessioning of works of art. In addition, AOC guides Collectors to become active members of their local and larger international art communities.
AOC works solely in the service of its Collectors, offering objective advice and assisting them in understanding the special interests of galleries, auction houses, and museums. Integrity and transparency with the highest attention to privacy and confidentiality are of the utmost importance to AOC.