Art collections, weather in private ownership or company collections, as a rule tend to be grown and cultivated property, which are subject to special requirements. The purchase of art is usually influenced by subjective criteria. However, art always also has a monetary aspect, which must be taken into account in the development, restructuring or dissolution of a collection.
For both private and company collections, criteria such as scale, characteristics, proper storage, insurance and the timing of purchase and sale play an important role. In addition, selling in the wrong place can lead to a work being “bought in” (not sold), or sold at a price that is much too low. ART VON WERT helps to bring together all the specialist details and the corresponding market knowledge in order to achieve the highest possible price for the respective work or complete collection.
We would be happy to advise you on the right answer for your personal collection! Please contact us.
Success story business collection
Each company is unique in its strategy and objectives and corporate collections reflect this. ART VON WERT has found many individual and custom-fit answers for these requirements.
In one instance ART VON WERT brokered the entire collection of an international company. Brought together over a period of about 40 years, it had its focus on German expressionists. The uniform quality of the collection and the freshness of the works to the market were important contributing success factors in this case.
ART VON WERT first produced a valuation of the collection inventory and analysed the international art market. In this instance, the ART VON WERT experts recommended a sale of the collection as a whole. ART VON WERT managed to achieve a separate auction catalogue for the collection, as well as individual marketing measures in the international press. The result was a perfect sales strategy and a sales rate of 100%, with some extreme increase-rates.
ART VON WERT treats all sales projects in its trust with the appropriate discretion and great success – please contact us and let us advise you!
Success story Private Collection
The collections of private individuals are dissolved for various reasons. The circumstances which make a sale necessary are always very personal. It is important to act with tact, discretion and professionalism. ART VON WERT has already looked after many clients in this situation successfully.
In one instance, an estate with an estimated 1000 works by contemporary artists was to be dissolved. For this purpose, the ART VON WERT experts first viewed the inventory, which was mostly stored unsorted in a warehouse, and valuated the individual items. The works were subsequently distributed to various international auction houses and dealers and achieved results of up to 200,000 euros. The distribution of the collection proved itself to be the right course in this case, because: for every work of art, there is only one optimal place to sell, which must be found at the right time. In addition to the work itself, the artist as well as the provenance, but also practical aspects such as the expected transport costs – and, of course, the number of potential buyers – are decisive factors for choosing the right sales place. The environment has to be just as perfect as the timing.
Which course to take depends on the individual case. In any case, professional advice is the key to sales success.
Contact us and find out which is the best sales strategy for your collection!