SERVICES & APPROACH
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Collecting art has the power to transform a space, create conversation, and challenge aesthetics. SZ | Advisory guides private clients in building a collection through tailored consultations, site and studio visits, museum and gallery tours, as well as, international auctions and art fairs. Our focus is to educate and inspire; collecting, then, becomes an experience, rather than a transaction. We work to safeguard the collector from the intransparencies inherent to the industry as the clients’ representative.

REAL ESTATE & CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS

Art has the potential to turn a site into a destination. We offer strategic partnerships in developing and managing nascient and existing corporate art collections, which ultimately function as an asset. From a financial standpoint, funds are better allocated toward pieces with proven market value and investment potential. It behooves corporations to accrue financial capital, while earning cultural capital in supporting the arts and giving back to the community.

In an effort to activate shared and non-traditional spaces, we curate hotels, lobbies, building facades, public gardens, and corporate galleries. Examples of our projects include large-scale mural commissions and immersive installations within retail environments.

FAMILY & ESTATE PLANNING

SZ | Advisory provides global art advisory services to individuals, corporations, attorneys, trustees, and family offices in the following areas of collection management:

Auctions

Resale

Market research

Investment potential

Insurance

Storage

Installation

Restoration

Conservation

Framing

Valuations

Curation

Art financing/refinancing

Installation

Art-related legal support


We assist with appraisal for a variety of intended uses, including non-cash charitable contributions and, upon request, can handle all aspects of the donation process. Additionally, we work on insurance replacement valuation, equitable distribution, market value, and estate tax. Together with our international partners, we can oversee tax-efficient structures around art management. When circumstances require deaccessions, our relationship with collectors and institutions allows for quick and discreet placement while maximizing value.

These services are compliant with Uniform Standards of Appraisal Practice and the Internal Revenue Service for US Residents, as well as ISO 9001 certifications and General Data Protection Rules for Europeans.

ARCHITECTURE & INTERIOR DESIGN COLLABORATIONS

In both domestic and commercial settings, we take pride in the projects we have completed alongside established names in the Architecture and Interior Design trades. We act as a resource to designers in order to further complement their practice. We offer selections that can be integrated as functional artworks in structural plans. Keeping the designers’ aesthetic at the forefront, we work together to satisfy the clients, while creating cohesive environments that are dynamic, immersive and beautiful.

PHILANTHROPIC ENTERPRISES

The SZ | Advisory team has used its expertise to work with non-profit organizations in many capacities, ranging from facilitating all aspects of benefit auctions to developing PR strategies and curating programmatic content.

Over the years, our team has been actively involved with organizations with a specific focus on supporting fundraising campaigns while liaising with artists and the community at large.