ADVISORY

Darrow Contemporary provides trusted expertise to assemble and refine collections of post-war and contemporary art. We draw on our years of curatorial and market knowledge to build world-class collections for our clients that reflect who they are and the lives they lead.

We work with new and established collectors on a bespoke basis in order to plan and realize their individual goals. Over many years Darrow Contemporary has cultivated a wide network of meaningful connections to the world’s top galleries, auction houses, artists, collectors, curators, and private dealers enabling us to gain access to the most sought-after and important artworks available on the market. Drawing on this network, we work hand-in-hand with our clients to determine the artists and works most suitable to their collecting aspirations as well as the appropriate prices to pay for those works, and their long-term prospects. While curatorially based, Darrow Contemporary always aims to maximize the value of our clients art collections and we use our broad network and depth of experience in the art world to carefully study the market and offer our clients insightful and actionable advice that is value oriented.

Working solely on our clients' behalf allows Darrow Contemporary to always represent their best interests in each and every transaction. The trust and confidence our clients put in us is paramount to our relationships with them and as such our interactions are always treated with the utmost discretion and confidentiality.

Art collecting and Darrow Contemporary’s art advisory service do not begin and end at the point of acquisition. Based on our long-standing experience, we are able to assist in archiving, shipping and installing collections and acting as a liaison and advocate on behalf of our clients with our preferred best-in-class vendors. Our market-savvy allows us to offer timely advice and assistance as it relates to the deaccession of works from the collection through public and private sales as well as charitable gifts. Our years of experience make us uniquely suited to assisting our clients in navigating interactions with auction houses as well as galleries and private dealers, ensuring our clients get the most advantageous deals possible.

In addition Darrow Contemporary is able to assist with long-term estate, tax, and philanthropic planning as it relates to our clients collections. Art is a unique asset class that requires specialized knowledge as to care and conservation. Darrow Contemporary leverages our experience and connections to look after our clients collections in a professional manner, and with an eye towards the future.