Andrea Galvani Higgs Ocean #6 (detail), Aspen Contemporary Art Collection - New York 2009
Michael Craig-Martin Eye Test (detail), Etc. Venues Collection
Paul McDevitt 103 Scarehouse — Cuthbert of Lindisfarne (detail), Pictet London Collection 2007
Ian Davenport Etched Lines 1 (detail), Dresdner Kleinwort Collection 2006
Ruth Blesi Imagineered Sculpture (detail), Aspen Zurich Collection
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy is the UK’s leading agency for developing outstanding contemporary art collections for private and corporate clients.
Our long-standing reputation in the art world and 100 years of expertise in developing public collections nationally and internationally means that we have built extensive networks in the sector, with a long-standing track-record in identifying promise in emerging artists at early stages of their career.
Our approach is to respond to the specific individual needs of our clients, drawing out the themes, interests and concerns that a company wants to express through contemporary art. We also provide expert advice for existing collections, including re-hanging, cataloguing and labeling, framing advice, insurance evaluations, condition reports and inventories.
"The Contemporary Art Society's reputation and connections in the contemporary art world seem to me to be unrivalled; in making personal visits to galleries and to artists' studios the respect in which their consultants are held is very obvious." - Stephen Barber, Group Managing Director, Pictet & CIE
With the opening of new offices in New York in 2011, the Contemporary Art Society has curated an exemplary collection of contemporary work, investigating the huge array of artists found in the city.
The Aspen Collection of contemporary art is an evocative representation of the company’s core values and public image.
For Aspen’s new offices at 90 Fenchurch Street the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy team have curated a new collection of photographic and editioned artworks that give a wry and humorous air to the office spaces through visual puns or linguistic slippages.
In 2008 Contemporary Art Society Consultancy were asked to extend the Aspen Collection to their Zurich office with a focus on Swiss artists.
Extending Aspen's collection, Contemporary Art Society Consultancy recently curated a collection of Irish contemporary art for their Dublin office.
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy worked with Aspen to extend their collection in their new Singapore office.
Contemporary Art Society Consultancy was appointed to develop a museum quality collection for Pictet's new London headquarters.
The Consultancy team recently curated a loan collection for the newly opened Circle hospital in Bath.
Etc. Venues’ significant contemporary art collection is held across seven corporate function venues across London.
Building on a substantial collection of UK and international modern art, Contemporary Art Society Consultancy were appointed to update the collection.