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Walker Scott Art Advisory

Specialized guidance for:

  • Establishing Fine Art Collections

  • Authenticating Artworks

  • Appraising Art, and

  • Documenting Art Collections

  • Photography

 

Geometrical artworks in black and white

 

Collecting fine art, and properly managing your art assets will preserve significant history for future generations.

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What We Do

Walker Scott Art Advisory offers art collectors a comprehensive range of art-related services. We specialize in modern and contemporary art. Our services are designed to provide clients with expert opinion on the aesthetic quality and value of their art.

 

We assist our clients in selecting quality artworks created by talented artists. Our guidance is unbiased and we navigate interested parties through the multifaceted acquisition processes to assemble worthy art portfolios. We do not represent artists and function independently with a focus of providing neutral impartial advice to art collectors.

Who we are
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End-to-End Art Services

COLLECTION STRATEGY

A randomly purchased art collection do have value, however, adopting a focused strategy will render a more prestigious and more valuable one. We develop individual collection strategies based on collectors' objectives and personal tastes.

RESEARCH & ANALYSIS

Besides aesthetic quality, our art recommendations depend on research covering provenance, authenticity, and the condition of artworks.

 

VALUATION

The value of artworks are determined by a combination of factors. While rarity plays a role, aesthetic quality and an artists' talent and standing in the market are important factors in predicting future market value. 

 

ACQUISITION & DISPOSAL

We facilitate the process to acquire quality artworks. In addition we assist clients regarding the best avenues to sell art pieces. To maximize proceeds, precise attention is paid to aspects such as the correct timing and proper channels for deaccession.

 

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

We oversee and facilitate a full range of art management services, which include curatorial advice, installations, and documentation, with the option to include blockchain recording to secure the provenance and authenticity of artworks. We advise on framing, insurance cover, conservation, crating, storage, as well as the shipping of artworks.

 

LOAN AGREEMENTS

We assist collectors to create a legacy around their collections through loan agreements where art pieces from a collection are loaned for retrospective or group exhibitions in museums and other institutions. 

PHOTOGRAPHY

We manage and oversee the photographing of artworks. Photographs are important for establishing fine art archives.  

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Founding Partner 

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Dr. Fred Scott

Fred has been involved with art from an early age. He started building an art collection during his student years. After graduating in the chemical sciences and acquiring a PhD from Stellenbosch University, Fred successfully pursued a several appointments in academia, the chemical industry, and technology transfer.

His life-long enthusiastic interest to collect art and his passion for contemporary art allowed him to effortlessly enter the fine art business sphere when he retired from his scientific career. Fred's interest in the history of art movements reinforced his expert eye and refined his ability to recognize important modern and contemporary artworks. Fred has curated several art exhibitions and he always enjoyed advising interested parties and stakeholders regarding art matters. Fred is the founding partner of Walker Scott Art Advisory.

Contact Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Fred Scott

(Johannesburg)

fred@walkerscott.co.za

+27 (0) 82 572 9401

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Media Gallery

We regularly contribute thought leadership articles to both art and mainstream media. We participate, upon invitation, in various discussions and interviews regarding art market information and provide specialized guidance in matters pertaining to art collecting.

Please click the links below to read or listen.

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