Curatorial Services

The office works with clients who are motivated to acquire and maintain serious works of art, with an emphasis on curatorial quality and integrity. Attendant services include:

– Maintaining a regular schedule of visits to museums, galleries, art fairs and auctions
– Working with clients to establish curatorial goals and guidelines
– Outlining recommendations with regard to works of art clients already own
– Identifying and researching appropriate new acquisitions
– Tracking and researching the art market
–  Managing the logistics of acquiring works of art


Collection Management

In conjunction with curatorial research and acquisitions the office assists with a range of tasks and services that include:

– Organizing appropriate maintenance and conservation measures
– Creating and maintaining an inventory of clients’ collections
– Facilitating any relevant catalogue raisonné research
– Arranging and overseeing framing, mounting and installation
– Coordinating the packing, transport, insurance and handling of works of art
– Arranging for appraisals
– Responding to loan requests from museums and overseeing loans


Interface with Museums, Curators & Conservators

The office encourages its clients to make works of art in their collections accessible to scholars and curators.  Over 50 museums internationally have exhibited works from our clients’ collections.  Among these are: The Albertina in  Vienna; the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao; The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The New Museum of Contemporary Art; The National Gallery in Washington; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Yale Center for British Art; and numerous other institutions.


Public Art Programs

In the broad field of public art our primary focus is on long-term or permanent installations.  Under some circumstances the office organizes installations that are rotating or temporary. Clients range from public agencies, academic institutions and not-for-profit organizations to  corporations and development companies. Attendant services include:

– Identifying opportunities and outlining logistics for a public art initiative
– Establishing and managing a selection process
– Researching and presenting curatorial directions
– Working cooperatively with urban planners, architects and landscape architects
– Assisting clients with formal agreements and contracts with artists, fabricators and sub-contractors
– Liaising with clients and participating artists from planning through implementation phases


Partnerships & Professional Collaborations

Over the years, our office has worked closely with a number of architects, landscape architects and designers.  Among these are:

Arata Isozaki & Associates
Barton Myers Associates, Inc.
Carlos Jiménez Studio
Foster + Partners
Michael Graves & Associates
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates
Jed Johnson Associates, Inc.
Keyes Condon Florance Architects
LTL Architects
M. Paul Friedberg and Partners
Kliment Halsband Architects
Mitchell | Giurgola Architects

Morphosis Architects
The Olin Studio
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Perkins + Will
Polshek Partnership – Ennead Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Robert A. M. Stern Architects
Stephen Yablon Architect
Studios Architecture
Thomas Balsley Associates
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects


Site-Specific Commissions

Our office has facilitated site-specific commissions in a variety of contexts, guiding the process from artist selection to concept development to realization and installation. Artists who have created unique works for projects we have overseen include:

Thomas Allen
Polly Apfelbaum
Siah Armajani
Richard Artschwager
Alice Aycock
Mel Bochner
Jonathan Borofsky
Susie Brandt
Thomas Burke
Scott Burton
Kendall Buster
Kathy Butterly

Amy Chan
Sandra Cinto
Michael Craig-Martin
Tony Cragg
Nancy Dwyer
Richard Fleischner
Teresita Fernández
Spencer Finch
R.M. Fischer
Eric Fischl
Susan Graham
Richard Haas

Peter Halley
Shih Chieh Huang
Robert Irwin
Jim Isermann
Robert Israel
Ellsworth Kelly
Byron Kim
Liz Larner
Sol LeWitt
Maya Lin
Sylvan Lionni
Richard Long

Kate Malone
Mary Miss
Matt Mullican
Tom Nussbaum
Beverly Semmes
Richard Serra
Joel Shapiro
Alyson Shotz
Michael Singer
Ned Smyth
George Trakas
Pae White