GAINSBOROUGH CAPITAL ART AND FINANCE
GAINSBOROUGH CAPITAL ART AND FINANCE is a private art dealership and advisory practice catering to significant participants in the fine arts market, especially wealthy collectors at all stages of the accumulation of their artistic patrimony – from the would-be collector to the established scholar. The practice was officially established as a natural evolution of our long-standing relationships with those of our investing clients who shared our passion for the arts and made use of our informal advice over the decades.
While we operate globally and our clients are based in the U.S. and offshore, one of our strengths is our access to high-quality art among private collections in Europe. No example of our capability is more telling than our success in placing a 6th century Chinese sculpture, owned by a European client family and on loan to a leading European museum, with a major museum in the United States.
Our activities fall into four broad categories:
- Private high-end art sales (Old Masters to Postmodern).
- Art financing:
- Preferential access to traditional and specialized sources.
- Dedicated offshore funding pools (for important art works).
- Tailored art monetization and securitization transaction opportunities.
- Art succession: access to leading art, trust and estates, and tax attorneys and other professionals.
- Art market research and analysis, speaking engagements.
We are also actively engaged in the philanthropic and community aspects of art, through various events and activities funded by the and organized by the , both of which we helped create and manage. The Council curated its first major outdoor sculpture exhibition in 2012-2014, a one-artist show of 23 works. Its second, in 2015-2016, featured 20 large contemporary abstract pieces by ten internationally renowned artists. The third exhibition project, comprised of monumental sculptures, is expected to be installed in early 2019.
All these activities require ongoing relationships with key decision-makers in the community, in local government, in business and in the philanthropic and charitable organization world — all of whom share our passion for the arts and support our initiatives in all possible ways.