SAN FRANCISCO ART COLLECTORS LEAVE LEGWORK TO ACQUISITION SPECIALISTS

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BY PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2008

The legwork of serious art collection can leave even veteran collectors at a loss as to where to turn next, and stimie the novice as to where to begin.

In San Francisco, however, collectors more and more often farm out legwork to state-of-the-craft firms expert in the field.

Locally, the an art advisor firm recently expanded from New York City to San Francisco to assist in acquisition of art pieces from both emerging and established artists.

“Acess Art Advisory brings you up and coming young artists by keeping apprised of those artists who are graduating from respected MFA programs, art world award winners, those just beginning to show with prestigious galleries, new artists being shown in art museums, those being acquired by influential collectors and institutions and new artists being written about in respected international art journals,” report Holly Baxter and Deborah Allyce-Miller of Access Art Advisory.

Together Baxter and Allyce-Miller have 25-years combined art industry experiences and established art world resources.

“Access works within any budget to help our clients, acquire work that fits their taste, collecting interests, and help develop long term collecting goals.

“Access allows our clients to view new works at their convenience through digital images, gallery and artist studio visits and by bringing the work to clients home or business.

“In addition to locating works in the primary art market, we provide access to artworks available on the secondary market through private dealers, galleries, private collectors, institutions and auction houses.”

The firm assists individuals, estates and institutions in de‐accessing artworks in their collection that may have been inherited, may no longer fit their tastes or collecting style or to free up funds and space for new works of art.

Located at the San Francisco Design Center, Access Art Advisory assists private collectors and corporations in forming sophisticated collections of contemporary and modern artwork.

“Access utilizes galleries, auction houses and works directly with artists world‐wide to acquire artwork for our clients.

“As San Francisco’s premier art authority, Access Art Advisory offers a full range of services that include research, presentation, procurement, shipping, framing, installation, site‐specific commissions, curatorial services as well as exhibition design and installation.”

For more information, contact Holly Baxter, Baxter.holly@gmail.com, (415) 350‐5595 or Deborah Allyce‐Miller at allyceart@comcast.net, (415) 302‐5680, Access Art Advisory, 2 Henry Adams St., Suite M69, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past eleven years. Pat scribes an offbeat opinion column of the human family. Email Pat Murphy at SanFranciscoSentinel@yahoo.com.

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