The majority of our art collections come to us by way of family, friends, or colleagues of the artist. Often these artists had full careers in or around the arts, showed their work in local galleries and perhaps have a few pieces in museums and with collectors but never achieved notoriety in the greater sense. Typically we are looking for artists who worked in the 20th Century from anywhere in the world and have left behind a considerable body of work. Although we present artists who were trained at some of the best art institutions (Art Students League (NY), SF Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, etc.), we are also committed to showcasing artists whose perspective and work were often marginalized or left out of the recorded history of 20th Century art (outsider artists, women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community and all other underrepresented groups).
We are always interested in acquiring collections from the Modern Era, generally the late 1800s-1990s. We are grateful for these magnificent collections trusted in our care, and have the pleasure to archive, restore, frame, and re-present these forgotten works of the 20th century in the 21st century.
If you are caring for a collection of work left behind by such artists and are looking for a solution for the work to get out into the world, send us an email with some low resolution images or a link to a website and any pertinent background information on the artist to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll take it from there.
Please note that we do not do consignment, we acquire primarily a collection by an artist or seldomly a collector’s curated collection (no onesies or twosies). We consider all the work and TLC into re-presenting these collections the primary value we have to offer, more than what we are able to offer financially.