Octavia Art Consultants assists in the cultivation, growth and enhancement of both new and established corporate and private art collections through art advising and collection management.
Octavia Art Consultants maintains a researched and art-historical approach to art advising. We work closely with collectors so that their individual interests and intended vision are coherently expressed through a curated collection. Our advising services consist of concept development, sourcing, valuing, and acquiring works of art. Octavia Art Consultants has an extensive network of artists and artworks as well as an experienced and knowledgeable staff. We have partnered as art advisors on many prominent projects including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY and NJ; New Orleans BioInnovation Center, LA; Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP, NY; among others.
Octavia Art gallery offers fine art appraisal services. Director, Kristina Larson, is an Associate Member of the Appraisers Association of America, which is the premier national association of personal property appraisers focusing on the arts. With the highest level of professionalism and USPAP compliance, Larson works with private and corporate art collectors, attorneys, accountants, museums, educational institutions, trusts, brokers, and insurance carriers to reflect the highest industry standards. Offering appraisal services for charitable donation, equitable distribution, estate tax, insurance, and liquidation. Please contact us for additional information and to set up a consultation.
Our guidance continues well beyond an acquisition as we tailor our collection management services to each collector. We facilitate and oversee the curation and installation of acquired artwork, including framing and lighting as needed. Octavia Art Consultants also assists with inventorying and photography to insure our client’s collections are comprehensively documented and archived. We also work with collectors to provide artwork valuations, organization for estate planning, and counsel on strategic deaccession of artworks.
Commissioned Art Books
In addition to our advisory and management services, we offer cataloging services for corporate and private collections beautifully displayed in the style of a coffee-table book. These books will include a high-resolution image of each piece in the collection, along with a vivid description of the artwork, detailed artist information, and where appropriate, provenance. Octavia’s academic approach to the process provides a broader understanding of the collection as a whole and rich insight into individual pieces. Octavia Art Books are customized to the unique tastes and aesthetic desires of our clients.
-Coffee-table book of the art collection tailor-made to your design requests;
-3-ring binder with images and cataloging information (ideal for estate planning); and
-CD with high-resolution images.
For more information, or to arrange a complimentary estimate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-309-4249.