About


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.

By offering a comprehensive range of services specifically tailored to meeting clients’ needs throughout the collecting life cycle, AAP has developed deep, long-term relationships with seasoned, existing and aspiring art collectors alike.

In January 2016, Schwartzman and Cappellazzo joined Sotheby’s as Chairmen and Co-Heads of its newly formed Fine Art Division. The advisory team operates independently within Sotheby’s, offering AAP’s signature expertise and continuing to work in their clients best interests to source and acquire works of art from across the spectrum of the art world.

Since joining Sotheby’s, the firm has expanded with a new division dedicated to artists’ legacy planning, another focusing on independent curatorial projects, and has launched In Other Words, an editorial project providing frank and succinct art market analysis.

Headquartered in New York City, with a newly established team in Los Angeles, AAP fills a significant need in the art market for a client-oriented service providing deep industry knowledge, financial sophistication and complete 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:

  • comprehensive assessment of collections
  • collection identity and development, strategic guidance on 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.