Giving you an edge

Rory Howard advises private collectors on all aspects of the sales and acquisitions process.

Unlike traditional galleries or auction houses, Rory Howard neither holds stock nor represents artists, leaving us to focus entirely on the specific needs of each individual client and with the ability to provide wholly unbiased advice and guidance.

In offering a truly independent and transparent art advisory service, Rory Howard can help you navigate the often opaque nature of the art world, with our interests always fully aligned with those of our clients in every transaction. fiduciary duty to our clients is of paramount importance.

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Woman with a Dove (1931) by Tamara de Lempicka. Acquired for a Private Collector

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Large Campbell’s Soup Can (1962) by Andy Warhol. Bought and Sold by Rory Howard

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Double Silver Marilyn (1962) by Andy Warhol. Sold to a Private Collector

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L’Empire des Lumières (The Dominion of Light) (1953) Bought and Sold by Rory Howard

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Portrait of Joachim Biosca (1900). Acquired for a Private Collector

Discretion and Confidentiality

Through a trusted network of contacts developed over 30 years of experience at the top end of the art market, Rory Howard can help you source the rarest and most desirable works of art or help you achieve the very best prices for works you choose to sell.

Discretion and confidentiality are key to maintaining successful relationships in the art market. A number of our clients are household names who particularly value our ability to advise them correctly and to act on their behalf anonymously, with total confidentiality, both privately and at auction.

In-Depth Research and Due Diligence

In-depth research and due diligence are key components of the advice we offer: essential tools to ensure that clients are able to make the right decisions in an ever-changing art market.

As part of our service, Rory Howard can arrange for the very best painting restorers, paper conservators, framers, shippers and picture hanging and lighting experts so that your works of art are maintained and displayed to the highest standard possible.

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Blue landscape with Moon by Max Ernst. Acquired for a private  client

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Portrait of Marguerite (1907) by Henri Matisse. Bought and Sold by Rory Howard

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Chrysanthemums (1897) by Claude Monet. Acquired on behalf of a Private Collector and subsequently included in the exhibition “Painting the Modern Garden’

Museums and Exhibitions

Rory Howard delights in seeing works acquired on behalf of clients grow in both value and importance, so we are always looking to work with our curatorial contacts at museums around the world to have important works included in their upcoming exhibitions.
All featured images are of artworks bought or sold by Rory Howard.

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