Full-service and client centric art consultancy based in Europe – working internationally on a variety of different projects.

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Artists we work with

We work closely with many artists from different parts of the world, both visual artists who have a firm career in the art market (that attended University, and have exhibited in many art organizations, museums and art fairs) plus we also work with artists who are descent of indigenous people or who live in remote villages – but have a strong art tradition and practice behind their work (most of them have their work in museum collections as well).

Artworks prices

In terms of prices of artworks – the prices are the ones practiced within the global art  market by galleries are the prices we sell the art to our clients, will not add any % on top for our services.

Art Buying Etiquette

We are transparent and act fully in the interest of our clients and artists. We believe in sharing details about fees, timeline and resource involvement.

We respect the privacy rights of our clients therefore, we keep all the documents and assets shared confidential.

We pay attention to every detail to ensure we deliver the perfect presentation of the art andcollection. We pride ourselves to preserve a long-lasting relationship with our clients. Therefore, when we acquire art for you, we always consider a variety of factors – from the vision, aesthetic of the artwork to the long-term investment.

 

VELVENOIR acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognizes their continuing connection to the land, sea and community, and pays respect to their culture and to their Elders past, present and emerging.

 

We have well-defined proceedures and Protocols in place to guarantee best-pratice to our clients and projects.

x Support the highest standards in contemporary arts practice;
x Set processes to ensure and evaluate consistent curatorial concept, design and aesthetic worldwide standards;

We only work with career and indigenous artists – VELVENOIR doesn’t offer any re-productions made by outsourced firms etc.

 

 

Are the artists you work with reputable?

Each artist we suggest / source for our clients are either represented via an art gallery or have been showing there work in exhibitions, biennials, museums as wells as international art fairs.

Why we have our own in-house art database ?

Our in-house art database is a huge internal resource, for our team to source and suggest contemporary artworks seen at art galleries, artist studios and fairs. We’ve built this database to have the relevant details at hand to provide a efficient quote + art selection.

The art partners we work with

Through our International network of professional within the arts, we only work with well- established and reputable art handling and transport firms. When it comes to framing, we have a broad list of family run-framers at hand, where we get the art on our clients behalf framed. In terms of strategy and branding as well as communication consultation – we work with professionals who are passionate about their services yet are in love with contemporary art – together we fuse our services to create unique projects for our clients. Furthermore, our network also includes respected art restoration, conservation and installation specialists.

Is VELVENOIR representing artists ?

We are not a gallery and do not serve as representation, we suggest art based on our clients requirements and desires. We do however support artists and galleries as we see fit in our consultancy services.

Is the quality of the artworks pristine?

Each artwork is either a unique piece or comes in a limited Edition. However, we at VELVENOIR ensure the artist provides a certificate of authenticity signed and dated as well as signs the artwork accordingly. We inspect the art prior to shipment.

Is there a refund policy for the artworks

Due to artworks are unique and / or being commissioned on our clients behalf – our VELVENOIR fine-art consultant will be updating the client throughout the entire process and provides enough image material, videos as well as renders to ensure the artwork is as is for the client. Therefore we do not offer a return policy unless the artwork is damaged due to shipping the art to the client. VELVENOIR will always work with the client to find the best solution in such a scenario.

international art experience within the art market

Being aware of art fairs, exhibitions, artists and market players is essential for us to provide a professional  art consulting service.The following places, art fairs and venues, institutes and artists provide an insight into the variety of the art market and proofs the wealth of experience of VELVENOIR.

Experts we collaborate are based within:

Lisbon, Vienna,Paris, London, Berlin, Munich, New York City, Geneva, Zurich, Amsterdam, Brussels, Dubai, Stockholm, Sao Paolo, Rio de Janeiro, Vancouver, Bratislava, Luxembourg, Barcelona, Rome, Dublin, Singapor, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Helsinki, Monaco, Venice, Abu Dhabi, Salzburg, Goa, Seoul, Bali,

Yearly art fairs on our agenda are:

Miart,Art Paris, Paris Foto, Tefaf, Art Basel,FRIEZE, FIAC, ART COLOGNE, artgenève, ART FORUM, viennacontemporary, Art Salzburg, PAD London, Frieze Masters, Art + Design Salon, The Amory, etc.

Our Art Consultancy Fee

All our services are tailored towards our clients, their requirements and allocated budget. We prefer to work very flexible with our clients and on a variety of projects together. Starting with a fixed fee for the art concept to an agreed % on the art budget.

In General:

Our hourly rate starts at 180 USD  | EUR per hour

For curated art  concepts we offer special packages, which are starting from 450 EUR | USD  for residential projects – depending on scope of work, duration, allocated budget and type of engagement.

For curatorial art concepts for commercial projects our packages start from 5.000 EUR | USD

What does holistic approach mean ?

This means, we are looking at the whole picture. When speaking with us, you tell us what you are looking for and we will tailor our services and scope of work based on your requirements and allocated budget.

Does VELVENOIR Offers Trade Discounts for me and my clients?

YES – we do!

Because we believe is important to collaborate and simultaneously, we want to save our interior designer’s and their clients valuable time, as well as, ensure they have access to top-notch Original artworks from career + indigenous art, which at the same time allows us to contribute to a sustainable art market by supporting living artists and indigenous communities.
To access our trade program where you and your firm receive special conditions with regards to the artwork, framing and handling as well as project management – please send us an email to info@velvenoir.com with the subject line – trade program application
The BENEFITS we bring
  • Insider knowledge that’s necessary to navigate the artworld
  • Access and far reaching relationships within the industry
  • Education and exposure to both emerging and established artists
  • Efficiency, ease and an professional understanding of how art works with design
  • Throughout process we respect client’s time and maintain privacy at all levels.
  • services are tailored to our clients, requirements and allocated time and budget
Our Art Consultancy Process for Art Collectors
Understanding our clients; their wishes, requirements, lifestyle andalready existing art collection, artist and artwork preferences, formsthe foundation of our work. Our entire approach consists of six phasesin which we guide our clients from the initial art consultation, artconcept / collection direction, artwork suggestions, art acquisition andnegotiations, procurement, framing to on-site supervision of installingthe art professionally and documentations. Those phases are central to us and the way we work with.
1.We begin with an initial meeting to discuss collecting goals, budget, artists andvisit the space or go over floor plans.
2.Based on that first meeting, we develop a collecting strategy that suits the client’sbudget and schedule and we start to share a “broad stroke” of ideas of different artists that we think will be appealing and suitable for the client.
3.We have a second meeting to go over the ideas we’ve put together and at that point, weunderstand the direction and artists the client wants to pursue.
4.We then start building on the art concept / art collection where we start sourcingcontemporary artworks based on the discussed and allocated budget and create a curated and tailored “art list“ which includes framing, transportation etc.
5.We then start with the entire acquisition and art handling process on your behalf, whileupdating you weekly.
6.Installation time – where we together with our trusted art partners install the artprofessionally and in accordance with the space.