Buying

Sourcing works on behalf of collectors with existing collections, or those looking to start one.

  • Developing bespoke collecting strategies
  • Identifying acquisition opportunities at fair market value
  • Conducting rigorous due diligence (title, provenance, authentication, attribution, condition)
  • Transparent fee structures and procedures
  • Curatorial advice – installation, conservation, restoration, cataloguing, insurance, shipping and security
  • Auction representation – from acting as buyer’s agent, conducting pre-sale independent due diligence to private treaty purchase negotiations
  • Consulting on corporate collections across a range of budgets and adhering to brand vision


Selling

Helping to place individual works or entire collections.

  • Advising on the most advantageous channels and times of sale
  • Negotiating private sales from an exclusive pool of active clients
  • Providing valuation and market reports to support sales
  • Assisting with auction and private treaty sales – negotiating advantageous terms, arranging logistics

Authentication & Valuation

Careful scholarship so you can buy with confidence.

  • Carrying out attributions for private clients, trustees and estates on request, consulting the leading authorities and experts in their field
  • Providing professional and expert valuations for insurance, probate, trust and estates
  • Generating market reports and projections for individual paintings or entire collections


Interior Design

Falling in love with a painting is easy, however, integrating it into one’s home, office, or within the context of an existing collection, is often more tricky. Simon has a refined eye and can assist with restoring, framing, hanging and lighting so that the work fits seamlessly and elegantly within its new context.

Fees

Up to £750,000 – 10% + VAT
Up to £5,000,000 – 5% + VAT

Simon Shore Ltd will only act for either the buyer or seller; invoicing only one party in a transaction.

All transactions within the EU are subject to UK tax.

 

 
 

We are especially interested in works by the following artists: