The American Society of Appraisers would like to thank and acknowledge the sponsors of the 2015 ASA Personal Property Conference to be held March 25-27, 2015 in New York, NY.
Bonhams | Gold Sponsor
Bonhams is a privately owned British auction house and one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques. It was formed by the merger in November 2001 of Bonhams & Brooks and Phillips Son & Neale. This brought together two of the four surviving Georgian auction houses in London, Bonhams having been founded in 1793, and Phillips in 1796 by Harry Phillips, formerly a senior clerk to James Christie. Today, the amalgamated business handles art and antiques auctions. It operates two salerooms in London—the recently renovated, state-of-the-art salerooms at the former Phillips address 101 New Bond Street, and the old Bonham’s sale room at the Montpelier Galleries in Montpelier Street, Knightsbridge—with smaller regional sale rooms in Edinburgh and Oxford. Sales are also held around the world in New York, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Paris, San Francisco, Sydney, and Singapore.
Heritage Auctions | Silver Sponsor
Heritage Auctions is the world’s #1 auction house online, based on traffic, reach and total sales, according to Forbes magazine and Compete.com. It is also the largest auction house founded in the United States, as well as the world’s leading collectibles auctioneer. Heritage is a privately owned company, with headquarters in Dallas, Texas and offices in New York City, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, and Houston, and locations in Germany, Switzerland, Holland, and France. They combine both proxy and live Internet bidding with traditional floor auctions. Their 918,000 bidders purchased over $961,000 million in 2014. Heritage members are able to source their 3.5MM lot database of sold items in 39 specialty categories free of charge, and each lot also contains third-party pricing and rarity data.
artnet | Media Sponsor
artnet is an online service provider for the international art market with headquarters in New York and Berlin. artnet has become the leading site for buying, selling, and researching Fine Art, Design, and Decorative objects online. A public company, artnet offers services aimed at providing price transparency for its users, and enabling them to contact galleries directly through the Gallery Network. The Price Database Fine Art and Design and the Price Database Decorative Art contain more than 9 million auction results dating back to 1985, from over 1,600 international auction houses. artnet Auctions & Private Sales is the world’s leading online platform for buying and selling Modern and Contemporary paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, and more. In addition to its core products, in February 2014, the company launched artnet News, a 24/7 newswire, which provides readers access to the events, trends, developments, and people that shape the art market today.
Alvarez Fine Art Services, Inc. | Reception Sponsor
Alvarez Fine Art Services has been a trusted resource in the field of paper conservation for over 30 years. They specialize in the conservation treatment of a wide range of art on paper: drawings, watercolors, pastels, gouaches, oils, books, documents, manuscripts, and all types of prints. The company treats conditions found in works on paper such as stains and foxing, removal from harmful backings like wood and acidic boards, repairs to tears and the placement of inserts to fill losses, crease removal and flattening, selective in-painting, deacidification, tissue lining, and other archival mounting. The strength of the studio lies in their judicious handling of difficult conservation problems while preserving the integrity of each work of art.
Strand Bookstore | Friend Sponsor
Founded in 1927, Strand Book Store is New York City’s legendary home to 18 miles of new, used, and rare books. A family-owned independent bookstore located in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Strand’s inventory holds about 2.5 million books and boasts New York City’s largest selection of art, architecture, and design books. Strand ships books and merchandise globally and shipping can be arranged by speaking with a manager on site. Visit us at 12th Street and Broadway or online at www.strandbooks.com.
Stevens Company | Friend Sponsor
For more than 20 years Stevens Company has provided fine art transit, storage, packing/crating and installation services. Stevens Company understands how important the quality of packing/crating, storing, transporting or installing is for the ultimate security of client’s fine objects. Their meticulous attention to detail that their highly-skilled craftsmen pay to each item guarantees an individually tailored solution to ensure the perfect safety of client valuables.
Urban Archaeology | Friend Sponsor
In the 1970s Gil Shapiro was at the forefront of the nascent scavenging movement. A guerrilla preservationist with a collector’s eye and entrepreneurial spirit, Shapiro capitalized on the emerging home restoration movement and repurposing of architectural remnants for newly designed residences and commercial spaces. In 1978 Urban Archaeology opened in SoHo, selling restored pieces. Joined by Judith Stockman, a recognized interior designer and integral member of the firm, Urban Archaeology, the recipient of numerous awards, was at the forefront of many restoration and developer commissions using salvaged and custom fabrications. As time progressed, business and demand quickly outweighed supply and Urban Archaeology’s focus shifted to fabricating products based on salvaged pieces that met modern and personal specifications. Urban Archaeology, expanded into a six story building in TriBeCa, which houses the company’s workshops, and also operates a number of showrooms in the New York design district, a shop in Bridgehampton, and a showroom in Chicago.
sappi | Friend Sponsor
Sappi North America, known for innovation and quality, is a preeminent North American producer of coated fine papers headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Its coated fine papers, with highly recognized brand names such as McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are used in premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. Sappi North America is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with over 14,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 100 countries around the world.
RICS | Friend Sponsor
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) promotes and enforces the highest professional qualifications and standards in the development and management of real estate, property and construction professionals at an international level. Our name promises the consistent delivery of standards – bringing confidence to the markets we serve. RICS member’s expertise covers property valuation; the costing and leadership of construction projects; and facilities management. With offices covering the major political and financial centers of the world, RICS market presence means they are ideally placed to influence policy and embed standards globally.
ArtCare | Friend Sponsor
ArtCareNYC and ArtCare Miami, Rustin Levenson companies, are committed to the care and conservation of cultural heritage, specifically paintings. Their experienced conservators – trained at prestigious graduate conservation programs in North America and Europe – approach each painting with respect to its physical, esthetic and conceptual uniqueness. Conservation treatments are custom-designed based on careful testing and examination. They have expertise in paintings ranging from the 14th to the 21st centuries as well as mural paintings in public and private settings. Their array of art historical knowledge includes European Old Masters, American, Latin American, South Asian, and Contemporary paintings. For more than 35 years, they have provided painting conservation services to a broad range of private and public clients who appreciate their integrity and individual touch.
Anderson Kill | Friend Sponsor
Anderson Kill practices law in the areas of Insurance Recovery, Commercial Litigation, Environmental Law, Estate, Trusts and Tax Services, Corporate and Securities, Antitrust, Banking and Lending, Bankruptcy and Restructuring, Real Estate and Construction, Foreign Investment Recovery, Public Law, Government Affairs, Employment and Labor Law, Captive Insurance, Intellectual Property, Corporate Tax, Hospitality and Health Reform. Recognized nationwide by Chambers USA for Client Service and Commercial Awareness, and best-known for its work in insurance recovery, the firm represents policyholders only in insurance coverage disputes – with no ties to insurance companies and has no conflicts of interest. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies, small and medium-sized businesses, governmental entities, and nonprofits as well as personal estates. Based in New York City, the firm also has offices in Ventura, CA, Philadelphia, PA, Stamford, CT, Washington, DC, Newark, NJ and Dallas, TX.
Paddle8 | Friend Sponsor
Paddle8 is the premiere collecting destination, presenting online auctions of and consignment opportunities for extraordinary art, design, jewelry, watches, and other contemporary collectibles. Using innovative technology, Paddle8 has streamlined the collecting experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with efficient operational solutions and an international perspective. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 has a team of over 100 art and technology experts worldwide, with offices New York, L.A., and London. Paddle8 is funded by the investors behind Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed, Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, among others, as well as art-world insiders including artist Damien Hirst, art dealer Jay Jopling, and Matthew Mellon.
New York School of Interior Design | University Partner
NYSID is an American Society of Appraisers University Partner who offers the Society’s Principles of Valuation courses. Upcoming classes include: PP/GJ201 – Introduction to Personal Property Valuation to be held March 19-22, 2015 and PP202 – Development of a Personal Property Appraisal: Research and Analysis to be held April 16-19, 2015.
Purchase College, State University of New York | University Partner
Founded by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967 as the cultural gem of the State University of New York system, Purchase College enjoys a world-class reputation for its arts programs and boasts the 10th largest university museum in the country, The Neuberger Museum of Art. An American Society of Appraisers University Partner, Purchase College offers the Society’s Principles of Valuation courses in an accelerated format over 16 days during the summer and an appraisal studies certificate program.
ASA New York City Chapter | Local Partner
The American Society of Appraisers New York City Chapter was founded in 1961 and currently services nearly 200 multidiscipline members.
ASA Princeton Chapter | Local Partner
The American Society of Appraisers Princeton Chapter was founded in 1986 and currently services over 50 multidiscipline members.