At Tang Art Advisory we help you to sell your art
and maximize your financial result
The prospect of selling an artwork or collection of art can be daunting. Art is considered an illiquid asset because it can take a long time to sell. The art market is opaque which means it is hard for you to find a buyer, let alone obtain the right price for your treasured possession. We advise you on the best channels to sell your artwork or collection so that you can maximize your financial result.
- Sales and marketing plans for fine and decorative art
- Negotiating private transitions
- Providing expert opinions on existing or proposed sales
- Impartial advice based on price research and due diligence
- Working with your wealth manager, CPA or Trust & Estate Attorney
- Extensive international network of auction houses, specialists and appraisal firms
Private Client, New York, New York
"In November 2014, I engaged Annelien Bruins of Tang Art Advisory to help me sell my Christopher Wool. The work successfully sold at auction in London at almost a record price. Prior to, during and after the sale Annelien communicated with me so that the entire consignment process was clear to me at all times. I received favorable terms from the auction house because we consigned through Tang Art Advisory. This combined with the above-estimate hammer price achieved means that I maximized my financial result. I would gladly recommend Annelien Bruins to international collectors who need to sell an artwork or entire art collection at auction."
Private Client, Northampton, Massachusetts
Our CPA and estate planner recommended Annelien Bruins of Tang Art Advisory for the sale of the art in my mother-in-law’s estate. Annelien Bruins helped us to successfully sell three Giacometti sculptures, an oil on canvas by Simon Hantaï and a Picasso work at Sotheby’s in New York. We received favorable terms as a client of Tang Art Advisory and they managed the entire consignment process from having the works appraised, choosing the most appropriate sale venue, negotiating the transaction on our behalf, handling the paperwork, organizing shipment of the works to New York, reviewing the catalogue entries and overseeing the payment process. Annelien's attention to detail, follow-through, and consistent and complete communication with us throughout the entire complicated process was outstanding and valued at a difficult time. We would gladly and without reservation recommend Annelien to families or trust & estate professionals who need to sell groups of artworks out of an estate.
David Edwards, President
Heron Financial Group, New York, NY
"Our clients rely on us for all aspects of their financial lives. We are thrilled to refer our clients to Annelien Bruins of Tang Art Advisory for sound advice about their art collections. Recently one of our US based clients asked for help in the sale of an Old Master painting. The provenance was sound, but the piece was unusual, without a ready market. Annelien met with the client in her home, documented the art work, showed the piece to several auction houses and galleries to find the best venue for sale. Annelien also handled the paperwork, shipment, insurance, negotiations on sales estimates and reserves, and the payment process for my client. Routine work for Annelien, but a once in life time experience for our client. The painting successfully sold at Sotheby’s, and our client achieved a satisfactory financial result. We, of course, had no doubt about the outcome under Annelien’s care. We are delighted to provide references to any collector who would like to engage Tang Art Advisory’s services."
Salvador J. Juncadella, IV
Portfolio & Research Analyst at BigSur Partners
"Annelien provided our client with excellent advice regarding the sale of an artwork. I am very pleased with her services and would recommend her without hesitation. Annelien is very professional, knowledgeable and 100% aligned with the client. She provides unbiased advice and always keeps the client's interests above all else. I look forward to working with Annelien on future art transactions."