Whether You are just beginning to establish a private art collection or have been collecting for years, the services of an art advisor are invaluable.

We work with clients to create or refine their collecting goals and then develop a cohesive collection within an agreed upon budget. Goals may include laying the foundation of what will become an important collection over time. This can be achieved by seeking out specific artworks or the work of particular artists.

EXAMPLES of our Private placements


In addition to advising on acquisitions, Ellen can advise on de-accessioning and will assist in the sale of works that no longer meet clients' collecting goals. Her strong relationships with auction house specialists at Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips as well as private galleries give Ellen unparalleled access to up-to-the-minute market trends. As a result, her clients have access to some of the world's most rare and important artworks. Since she does not represent any artists, her advice is based solely on the buyers' interests. Her discretion and sensitivity to privacy issues are highly valued by her clients.

Ellen provides comprehensive collection management services for clients, developing and maintaining an electronic database catalogue of all pieces in their collection with critical information about dates of purchase, provenance, prices and valuation. Framing, shipping and personal oversight of installation are also included in Ellen's advisory services.