Arts Northeast, a fine arts advisory and consultancy, is primarily committed to working with the special interests of clients with existing fine arts assets or pending fine arts agendas. Our overall objective is to consult and advise on the acquisition and deaccessioning of works of art, to identify works meeting the criteria of the client, to facilitate their purchase and sale, to aid in the composition of coherent collections, and to become involved in the preparation of investment portfolios.
The firm's objectives, strategies and philosophies have been jointly shaped by its two principals, Stephen Foster and Estera Milman. Their business and broader fine arts experience spans over thirty years and is backgrounded by distinguished careers as art historians and researchers. Both have published widely in the arts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We feel that business, combined with significant backgrounds in higher education, program development and long term museum experience, well prepare both of us for the tasks undertaken by the firm.
For the most part, we pursue a concept of open inventory as the most beneficial way to precisely shape collections, large or small. This is predicated on the conviction that access to a large network of options far surpasses the contents of even the best inventories.
The two principals of the firm have been responsible for curating major exhibitions in the Americas, Europe and Asia and undertake curating for our clients as part of our work with collections, private, public or institutional.
Our past experiences in representation, collections management, curating, program building, and publication development, as well as long careers in teaching and research, have built an impressive network with experts, in a wide variety of fields, which richly expands the context and authority of our activities. We feel a responsibility to sell expertise as well as merchandise.
We welcome the opportunity to discuss our firm's policies and objectives and to explore how they could serve your specific needs and interests.