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art collecting a personal experience

working with private clients as well as their interior designers and architects on the entire art

#becausewecare

THE FACTS

scope of work we serve you:

_Art Sourcing from international career artists and indigenous communities
_Art Acquisition directly from the artist or art gallery
_Bespoke art commissions for your space
_Transport/Logistic and import to ensure the art arrives safe on-site
_Management of professional art installation on site on your behalf.

Additionally, for clients who are interested in investing in contemporary artists, we provide

_ Pre-Purchase Reports
_Art Valuations
_Artwork Assessment Reports

The art market is a complex, opaque and unregulated market and has now become more dynamic and connected than ever before. Most of our clients are looking to acquire contemporary or blue-chip art pieces during the process when moving into a new home as well as working with their interior designers on the entire design concept. Our motto is, to make art accessible internationally, on the given budget and desires by our clients.

HOW DOES IT ALL WORK…

Reach out to us and get to know us, meet up for a coffee, let us go through various galleries and fairs or let us show you the art we´ve discovered at fairs, artist studios and travels and we believe are worth showing you based on your given ideas, desires and brief. Once we established the art or even the art concept for your home, we start acquiring the art on your behalf and take care of framing, transport and import as well as managing the installation on site with professional art handlers.

WHAT ELSE TO KNOW

Our consultants work solely in the service of its clients, and aspiring / established collectors, offering objective advice, detailed reports (if requested) and assisting in sourcing the perfect artwork for the home.

Integrity and transparency with the highest attention to privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us. For us, it is important, that our clients understand the art selection is all about you.

We look forward to hearing from you to talk Art.

Alexandra & VELVENOIR Team

the team

Alexandra Schafer

FOUNDER / MANAGING DIRECTOR - VELVENOIR

Alexandra Schafer

Alexandra Schafer, the driving force behind the international brand – VELVENOIR. A hospitality and marketing professional who brings her passion for contemporary art into the company. Having worked over 10 years within the field of hospitality, events, marketing and PR – she decided to build a company which not only makes contemporary art accessible at a global level but also has a personal and professional approach as part of the entire art experience. Through her entrepreneurial and hands-on approach, she has built a firm that breaks the boundaries of today´s art world and targets strategically niche industries.  To make art acquisition a personal experience and an exciting journey for her clients. Alexandra has been acquiring, curating and installing contemporary art from emerging to established career artists sourced from leading art galleries and art fairs as well as from artists to place within various residential, hospitality and commercial projects to create unique art experiences around the world together with a global network of experts, she selected and vetted to join her on the journey to transform her clients collection and spaces.

A clear understanding and passion for international collaborations have led Alexandra to partner with the best in class experts across the globe, who share the same belief and philosophy, about the power art has and how it cultivates a culture within any estate. Through her global network, she is able to bring in experts when needed but also supports her clients from the initial meeting until a bespoke communication strategy tailored to the art collection, brand as well as the estate to highlight the art investment as its own unique selling point.

Alexandra´s exposure to richly diverse cultures informs her entire approach and unique ability to translate each client´s desire to acquire contemporary art with a personal service allowed her to offer global access for her HNWI to acquire top-notch art for their private collection or project.  She gained invaluable experiences and insights throughout the last 10 years while living in London and Sydney.  Throughout the years, she worked for companies such as Four Seasons, David Jones, Merivale, HSBC, Sportsworld, The Star Sydney and many other boutique firms. Since 2014, she has been developing the brand VELVENOIR to an art concierge with three essential departments (the V Agency, The Blue Chip Brokerage and the Art Consultancy / Advisory) to ensure she can cater for any client who requires contemporary art or firms who are looking to incorporate contemporary career artist within their branding strategy.

Inês Valle

Chief Art Curator VELVENOIR

Inês Valle

Inês Valle is a transcultural curator, art consultant and writer based between London (UK) and Lagos (NIG); specializing in African and Aboriginal contemporary arts, international social engaged art practices, art and communities, and in intercultural dialogues. She is a Founder / Director of the CERA PROJECT, an itinerant art platform for art that falls outside of Eurocentric and Western narratives, which encourages critical engagement with contemporary global issues, fosters conversation between artists, curators, writers, scientists and collectors.

Valle holds a BA in Visual Arts and a MA in Curatorial Studies both at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon. She has collaborated with art organizations across the world, including in Argentina, Australia, Congo, France, New Zealand, Nigeria, Palestine, Portugal, Rwanda, United Kingdom, and Zimbabwe. Currently, she is working on a major museum exhibition of the Argentinian artist Marcelo Brodsky at Berardo Museum in Portugal, as well as to the first edition of FRAT– the first Art and Technology Festival in West Africa, that she co-founded with the HFactor Collective in Nigeria.

Inês Valle supports our VELVENOIR AFRICA/AUSTRALIA advisors with various residential, hospitality and commercial projects with her curatorial expertise and know-how as well as supports our clients with our VELVENOIR services throughout the entire development process.

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