Art AdviserNovember 16, 2017
Part of the pleasure of visiting an art fair is just to wander the aisles until your eye is caught by something: the better to discover works and artists serendipitously. In light of the sheer scale of the fair and the quantity of work on offer, aspiring collectors might, however, want to approach it more strategically, by employing an adviser. Wenty (short for Wentworth) Beaumont and Hugo Nathan, both formerly of Dickinson (a specialist in old masters and not consequently a fixture at ABMB), founded their independent advisory Beaumont Nathan in London in 2014. Since then, their five strong team has advised on transactions totalling well in excess of $100 million, providing market intelligence to, attending fair with, negotiating on behalf of, even bidding at auction for their clients. Combined, their expertise stretches from old masters to what the trade calls PWC, for post-war contemporary. So, of course, they’ll be at Art Basel Miami Beach this winter.