Buying via Auction & Privately

  • Identifying Artworks
  • Due Diligence
  • In-person Viewings
  • Negotiation
  • Acquisition
  • Auction or Private Purchase Strategy
  • Insurance
  • Conservation
  • Framing
  • Lighting
  • Hanging
  • Scholarly Research
  • Collection Management
  • Art Security

Whether buying at auction or privately

  • We alert our clients to works that might interest them and we follow up by sending catalogues, images, checking condition, price analysis, additional research and suggestions.

  • We arrange viewings for our clients and represent them when it comes to negotiating sale prices or bidding at auction.

  • Once purchased, we look after and manage all aspects from collection to insurance, conservation, restoration, framing, shipping, lighting and picture hanging.

  • Additionally, we provide our clients with extended academic essays on their purchases, which can be added to their especially designed online art management systems or filed in specially designed archive folders for their home office.

  • Furthermore, we oversee and manage loans to Museums and Galleries.

Fine Art Security

Grant Ford Ltd works with professional security consultants who provide clients with advice on limiting risk and protecting collections, whether private and at home or institutional and open to the public.

Important Notice: Online Auctions

For the buyer it is becoming increasingly important to check all the detail of online sales and how they operate well in advance of the sale, as there are fundamental differences in the workings and policies of these digital sales compared to live traditional auctions.

  • We provide our clients with this important information, together with further research, deep market intelligence and analysis and independent specialist advice on lots well in advance of the sale.

  • We also represent our buyers by executing bids, whether online directly based on absentee bids or actioning bids whilst our clients are on the telephone.

Your Specific Interests / Wish List

Can we help source what you are looking for?

Please email us your contact details and a list of your favourite artists, makers, subjects and objects. We actively source works on behalf of our clients and would be delighted to help you.

Enquire - Your Wish List