Acquisition

Our unique service fits the individual requirements of each collector, offering advice and support in acquiring artistically valuable works of art to suit your taste and budget.

  • Establish your collecting field/s and acquisition budget
  • Arrange independent condition reports by trusted conservators to assess the actual condition of the artwork and how it may be improved
  • Carefully examine provenance to ensure authenticity, that no restitution issues are involved and that where possible the artwork is fresh to the market
  • Ensure saleroom estimates/list prices fall in line with market values and give bidding advice accordingly to establish the appropriate price is paid
  • Negotiate on your behalf with dealers or other private sources with the utmost discretion
  • Bid with you in an auction room or on your behalf to ensure confidentiality
  • Offer tours of international art fairs, auctions and exhibitions
  • Organise any conservation, framing, insurance and shipping requirements following an acquisition

Sales

We offer professional guidance to assist with the sale of single artworks or collections whether by private treaty sale, international dealership or auction house.

  • Assist with the sale of single artworks or collections by negotiating private treaty sales or offering publicly via international dealers or auction houses
  • Establish a fair market value to ensure you obtain the correct price for your possession/s
  • Arrange conservation, framing, insurance and shipping prior to sale
  • Complete transparency, discretion and due diligence carried out for the vendor
  • Outstanding network of art-world contacts ensures the best possible sale results
  • Exceptional knowledge of the market to enable sale exposure for works of art on the right platforms at the right prices
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About

Oliver Shuttleworth is a fine art consultant and broker in the field of Impressionist, Modern & Post-War art. He has worked in the art world for over two decades, with experience of both auction house and gallery business practices. After eight years at Sotheby’s London followed by four years at a leading Mayfair gallery and art broker, Oliver Shuttleworth Fine Art was founded.

Oliver joined Sotheby’s auction house as a graduate trainee in 2002. Initially in the Contemporary Art Department, he was taken on by the Impressionist & Modern Art Department in 2003. By 2010 he was a department Director and Co-Head of the Impressionist & Modern Art Day Sales. Oliver provided expertise within the department at all levels, particularly in business-getting and client development.

In 2010 Oliver worked at a leading Mayfair gallery making a number of high-profile placements including the acquisition of paintings by artists as diverse as Claude Monet and Pierre Soulages.

Oliver has given lectures to companies including the private bank C. Hoare & Co., Blackrock Investment UK, the Sotheby’s Institute and Art Unwrapped about collecting high value works of art. He has also auctioned for high-profile fund-raising events, raising money for the Lyric Theatre and the National Youth Theatre.

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Events

29th September - 2nd October

British Art Fair

London
12th October - 16th October

Frieze Masters

London
12th October - 16th October

Frieze

London
21st October - 24th October

FIAC

Paris
9th November - 13th November

Fine Arts Paris La Biennale

Paris

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All of our quotations are completely confidential and provided without any obligation.