L’Art Advisor is a professional figure who is increasingly gaining ground in the art world.
Today the art market is constantly growing. More and more collectors are choosing to acquire works of art, enriching their collection out of passion or to diversify their investments. For this reason, collectors often need an Art Advisor, a professional figure able to support them in the creation, management and enhancement of their collection in total safety.
If you are looking for an art advisor or want to find out how this art professional works, here are 5 profiles of art advisors that you absolutely must know!
Massimo Paolo Maria Vecchia
Massimo Paolo Maria Vecchia works as an independent Art Advisor, specialized in the art market of the twentieth century, with a preference for Italian and international post-war artists. He provides collectors with advice and assistance for the purchase and sale of works of art, for the restoration, transport, verification of authenticity and archiving, enhancement of the collections. He collaborates with the main insurance companies as an expert, providing assessments of works of art for insurance purposes of private and public collections. He carries out consultancy activities for the evaluation and assistance for the sale and purchase of works of art to law firms and banking institutions.
Expert in Italian art from the 15th to the 20th century, Lorenzo Bruschi is Director and partner of Open Care Art Advisory. Through Open Care Lorenzo Bruschi offers assessments and advice to private collectors, clients of private wealth management banking, the insurance world as well as Family Offices. Lorenzo Bruschi is able to offer a complete view of the dynamics of the art market, thanks to over twenty years of experience as a collector and broker of works of art. Member of RICS Art & Antiques (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), expert registered in the register of experts of the Milan Chamber of Commerce, expert registered in the CTU register of the court of Milan.
Domenico Filipponi gained experience in the world of art through journalistic activity, correspondent from Italy for The Art Newspaper and the Journal des Arts and working for Christie’s auction house. Today he is one of the leading Art Advisory experts in Italy and head of the sector for Cordusio Fiduciaria, the UniCredit Group company specializing in Wealth Management. Market expert in modern and contemporary art, since 2004 he has collaborated with UniCredit as Head of the Group’s Art Advisory services.
Maria Brito is among the most famous American art advisors. Her clients include celebrities such as rapper P. Diddy and actress Gwyneth Paltrow. In addition to being an art advisor, Maria Brito is also a recognized interior designer. Maria Brito was elected among the “20 Power Players in the art world” in 2015 by Complex Magazine, and her monograph “Out There” was the winner of the USA Best Book Awards in the Art and Design categories in 2013. Furthermore Maria Brito has launched a collection of precious fashion accessories in collaboration with artists such as Katherine Bernhardt, Erik Parker and Trudy Benson.
Barbara Guggenheim is a famous art consultant. He is a partner of the artistic consulting firm Guggenheim Asher Associates, with branches in New York and Los Angeles, which for over thirty years has offered consultancy services on the purchase of works of art, on the management and protection of collections for private and corporate . Among his clients there are famous Hollywood personalities such as Steven Spielberg, Tom Cruise and Tobey Maguire.