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Art Advisor: Catherine Asquith
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_Art Advisory
_sourcing off-market blue-chip art investments| further details HERE 
_Art Market Appraisals
_Art research
_Art Analysis through our strategic partners
Condition report

Velvenoir’s Art Advisory services are unique.  We bring a holistic approach to all our clients’ needs.  Drawing on our extensive bank of art specialist knowledge, we assist Asset Managers and Family Offices to help their clients navigate the art market by tailoring a personalised acquisition strategy, allowing for the realisation of a coherent, significant and market-conscious art collection.  In addition to our collection management protocols we can assist with pre-purchase reports, market appraisals, and loaning of artworks to institutions and museums; all with a view to enhancing the ‘value’ (monetary and provenance), of your clients’ art collections.

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Catherine Asquith

Manager Blue Chip Art Brokerage - VELVENOIR

Catherine Asquith

Catherine’s expertise rests with a working knowledge of contemporary art practices inclusive of painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper, in addition to a nuanced understanding of the unique Australian Indigenous art practices. Specialist areas include Australian Art (Impressionist, Modernist, Contemporary), Aboriginal Art (Pintupi / Papunya Tula), and Asian Contemporary Art.

Over the years, Catherine collaborated with auction houses on selected exhibitions; and has placed numerous artworks with significant institutional and corporate art collections, in addition to private and institutional art collections located across the globe. Catherine manages the VELVENOIR Blue Chip Department since 2018 and guides clients throughout the secondary market.


Enrico Cavaliere

Old Master / Modern and Post War - Art Specialist

Enrico Cavaliere

Equipped with an academic curriculum in Art History and Art Business developed between Italy and the U.K. and after successful, relevant experiences in both major international auction houses (Christie’s and Sotheby’s) as well as private galleries in London, Enrico subsequently decided to set up his own company and founded Hippeus Art Brokerage in January 2016. With a specific focus on the Italian secondary market, spanning from Old Masters (17th and 18th Century, in particular) to the Post War period (artists such as Fontana, Bonalumi, Castellani, Burri and Scheggi) Enrico proficiently advises his clients on every delicate aspect surrounding the purchase – or sale – of valuable, high-quality artworks.


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