Art Agency, Partners is uniquely positioned to provide guidance and assistance to serious art collectors in today’s multifaceted and increasingly nuanced art market.
The firm brings together the complementary experience and skills of its founders and principals: Allan Schwartzman, who has advised many of the world’s most important art collectors for more than 20 years, and Amy Cappellazzo, who was a driver in the expansion of business at Christie’s as Co-Head of Post-War & Contemporary Art and International Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development. In January 2016, Schwartzman and Cappellazzo joined Sotheby’s as Chairmen and Co-Heads of its newly formed Fine Art Division (Press Release). Since then, the firm has expanded with a new division dedicated to artist’s legacy planning and another focusing on independent editorial projects.
Headquartered in New York City, Art Agency, Partners is a global firm that fills a significant need in the art market for a client oriented combination of deep industry knowledge, financial sophistication, and discretion. Catering to a discerning international clientele from nascent to legacy collectors, AAP provides a comprehensive range of services for clients looking to form, develop, and manage major art collections.
These services include counsel on the following:
- assessment of collections
- strategic guidance on collection identity and development, acquisitions, deaccessions, and short- and long-term planning
- collection-related issues of estates, asset portfolios, and family offices and foundations
- museum patronage and institution-building
- estate and foundation planning for artists and their heirs
On a selective basis, AAP also provides strategic counsel to artists, aimed at fulfilling their career goals.
AAP not only fills a clear need in the art market today, but will help define and refine that market in the future.