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AK Art offers a wide range of services to meet our client’s needs. Whether you’re new to buying fine art, have dabbled in art collecting or are an experienced collector, we facilitate the art-acquisition process for you.

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We can provide our clients with exclusive access to modern, contemporary and emerging art. We work with you to develop a customized collecting strategy based on your taste, budget and space. We minimize the risk of buying art by working with reputable institutions and galleries, verifying the work’s authenticity, and arranging proper shipping, insurance, storage and conservation.

Types of Clients:

We work with a range of clients with varying needs and interests, including:

  • Art collectors at every level, from first-time to experienced
  • Specialty art buyers
  • Investors
  • Designers
  • Corporate entities
  • Non-profit institutions, including museums

The Buying Process:

We handle all aspects of the art-buying process:

  • Examine condition reports and provenance (ownership history).
  • Negotiate with sellers to get the best possible price.
  • Bid on behalf of the client if buying through an auction house, using a bidding strategy we devise with the client before the sale.
  • Arrange for shipping and insurance.
  • Arrange for art handlers to install the work in the client’s space.
  • Arrange for additional contractors (such as an electrician, lighting specialist, framer) if needed for the installation.

We assist in acquiring any type of artwork for our clients. We work to find and acquire art within the full range of media: paintings, drawings, mixed media, new media, photography, sculpture, and large-scale installations. For clients who want truly unique work, we commission artists to create pieces specifically for those clients. In addition to working with a variety of mediums, we work with any indoor and outdoor space.

Our Buying Philosophy

We take a strong interest in educating our clients on the historical, intellectual and current market of their acquisitions so that they are informed buyers. Regardless of the reason for your purchase, we ensure the quality of your investment by doing extensive due diligence before making a recommendation. Art offers aesthetic value to a collector, but because it can also appreciate in value over time, it can also serve as a long-term investment.

Our services continue after your artwork is installed. We work with well-respected, highly recommended appraisers, conservators and restorers to help you maintain your acquisitions and assess their value.

Museum Consulting Services

We offer special services to museums. These services include collection assessment, acquisition consulting and guest curating. We work with museum directors and curators to enhance the museum’s permanent collection through acquisitions and/or special exhibitions.

How to Get Started

For more about our services and how we can meet your art-buying needs, please send us an email, and we will set up a complimentary consultation.