Art Collections

Beowulf Asia will help you to build a cohesive art collection or curate your acquired art pieces around powerful narratives.

Our collectors benefit from our in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of both primary and secondary markets, acquired over decades of working at auction houses, galleries, museums and collections. We have privileged connections to galleries, artists’ estates, private collections, secondary market dealers, auction houses and living artists. 

We mediate our clients’ navigation in a complex and as yet unregulated art industry. This ranges from encouraging loans to exhibitions, introductions to curators, museums and scholars, participating in panel discussions on collecting, joining museum boards and donations of works to other institutions (private or public). We also help with advice on the legal and financial management of their collections. 

Our acquisitions for clients have included Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean Michel Basquiat, Brancusi, Andy Warhol, Agnes Martin, On Kawara, Yayoi Kusama, among many others.

Consulting Services

Beowulf Asia’s services are geared towards private or public organizations and collectors who wish to improve their collections and make them accessible to local and international publics, whilst maintaining the utmost discretion. 

Art Advisory

By guiding our clients through our established network of relevant experts, we ensure an expertise offering :  

Advisory in artwork acquisition and sale consulting. We provide tools to understand how to make the right acquisitions, determine the fair value of an artwork and achieve the best outcome in a negotiation. 

– Collection management to guide our clients in the curated creation or optimization of their art collection

Inventory and expertise for your collection. Our tailored services analyze our specific client’s needs and assist in the cataloging and secured acquisition recording.

Guidance In

LOGISTICS

 We provide guidance in 

– All the logistics to facilitate the transportation of an art work worldwide: shipping, customs clearance, import/ export, security.

– Assistance regarding installation, storage, hanging, conservation, research, framing and lighting.

Evaluations & Condition Reports

We provide price valuation on all types of artworks as well as detailed conditions survey to establish a thorough examination of your art piece’s physical state. 

INSURANCE & LEGAL

We can help you to find the best insurance offers for your artworks, and guide you to legal assistance.

MUSEUM LOANS

We work with important collections around the world that can be integrated in leading museum exhibitions.

We also represent our client’s interests with the museum institution and review agreements, contracts and legal documentation.

Art Collections

Beowulf Asia curates meaningful art collections around powerful, convincing stories.

We work closely with key institutions and collectors to formulate and implement cultural strategies with the aim of enhancing the role of their collections and making them accessible to local and international audiences. A collection’s identity and individual perspective are paramount and we therefore approach each collection with a curatorial methodology and strategy tailored to reflect the client’s interests and personality. 

Our collectors benefit from our in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of both primary and secondary markets, acquired over decades of working at auction houses, galleries, museums and collections. We have privileged connections to galleries, artists’ estates, private collections, secondary market dealers, auction houses and living artists. By guiding our client through our established network of relevant experts, we ensure a transfer of knowledge and expertise that gives them tools to make the right acquisitions, to understand the fair value of an artwork and to achieve the best outcome in a negotiation. We mediate their navigation of a complex and as yet unregulated art industry. We build the visibility of our clients’ collections as required, whilst maintaining the utmost discretion. This ranges from encouraging loans to exhibitions, introductions to curators, museums and scholars, participating in panel discussions on collecting, joining museum boards and donations of works to other institutions (private or public). We also help with advice on the legal and financial management of their collections. 

The greatest care must be taken in the examination and verification process when building a significant museum-quality art collection. We oversee all aspects of due diligence when vetting an artwork for a client like provenance or authenticity.  

Our acquisitions for clients have included Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Jean Michel Basquiat, Brancusi, Andy Warhol, Agnes Martin, On Kawara, Yayoi Kusama, among many others.

Services

Beowulf Asia’s services are geared towards a select number of clients who want to develop or enhance comprehensive collections. We tailor our services to meet the unique goals and objectives of each client. 

Leveraging our extensive knowledge of Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, we offer a range of consulting services in the following categories: 

Art Advisory

We advise our clients in artwork acquisition and sale consulting.

We offer curatorial services to guide you in the creation, optimisation and management of your art collection.

We provide inventory and expertise for your collection. Our experience allows us to asses our client’s needs on a tailored guidance in order to suit the most unique requirements with discretion and confidentiality.

Individual Adquisitions and Sales
  • International art market analysis
  • Developing a sales strategy for auction, gallery or private sale
  • Negotiation of terms
  • Pre- and post- sale logistics
  • Liaising with tax and legal advisors
  • Database management: records of the collections with the proper documentation (certificates, provenance, invoices, etc…)
  • Art industry networking: Thanks to our exclusive insider insight we offer a uniquely privileged access to the art
    industry. We bring together collectors, curators, artists, gallerists, critiques and museum directors to build long term relationships and potential collaborations or partnerships.

Guidance In

LOGISTICS

 

We provide all the logistics to facilitate the transportation of an art work worldwide.

We offer assistance and advice regarding shipping, customs clearance, import/ export, security, installation, storage, hanging, conservation, research, framing and lighting.

 

Evaluations & Condition Reports

We provide price valuation on all types of artworks and their condition reports.

INSURANCE & LEGAL

We seek offers for the insurance of your artworks and other valuable collectibles and luxury assets.

MUSEUM LOANS

We work with important collections around the world that can be integrated in leading museum exhibitions.

We also represent our client’s interests with the institution and review agreements, contracts and legal documentation.

PRIVATE COLLECTION