THEA WESTREICH ART ADVISORY SERVICES
We focus our energies and unsurpassed access in the most productive and meaningful ways possible. In serving the collector, our first and paramount job is to gain a full understanding of those objectives, including the client’s area of interest, aesthetic taste, and budget requirements. This way, each collection we help build speaks solely with the voice of the collector.
As private advisors we work solely in the service of our clients, providing neutral and objective advice uncompromised by anything but the collector’s specific and unique needs, desires and objectives.
Our clients are benefited by our longstanding, dependable relationships with a vast number of gallerists, dealers, auction house personnel and museum officials, and by our ability to expend time and effort attending exhibitions and selling venues around the world.
Through hard work, unmatched coverage of the international art world and keen eyes, we have an unparalleled record of identifying art movements and individual artists of importance… before they are deemed “hot” by the rest of the pack.
Art Basel 2014
16:10 PM - 25 Jun 14
Despite competition from art fairs across the globe, Art Basel remains the premier venue for the exhibition and sale of Modern and Contemporary Art. No where else are the offerings of art equal to those on the the first and second floors of Basel’s hallowed Kunst Messe. Collectors from across the globe gather here to look at, discuss, gossip about, and very often, also buy art. This year, the message seemed very much to be: look, think, discuss, then buy. While business appeared brisk and for coveted works there was the usual rush, in many other instances there was
Isabelle Cornaro: American Horizons April 29 – May 22
15:28 PM - 21 Apr 14
Isabelle Cornaro: American Horizons An Exhibition Curated by Clément Dirié Hosted by: Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services 114 Greene Street, Fl. 2 New York, NY 10012 212/941-9449 firstname.lastname@example.org Exhibition dates: April 29 – May 22, 2014 The exhibition will be open during Frieze New York by appointment. Opening reception: Tuesday, April 29, 5 – 7 PM Art critics often use the concept of “inspiration” to discuss an artist who is looking to the work of an influential predecessor to find the soul for his/her own creations: to be inspired, let’s say. In the case of Isabelle Cornaro
Janette Laverrière: Bibliothèque Tournante April 2 – 24
19:33 PM - 26 Mar 14
All of us at TWAAS hope that you will be with us for this eye-opening exhibition of the work of Janette Lavèrriere. Janette Laverrière: Bibliothèque Tournante An Exhibition Curated by Fionn Meade in cooperation with Nairy Baghramian and Silberkuppe with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. as part of ART2 Hosted by: Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services 114 Greene Street, Fl. 2 New York, NY 10012 212/941-9449 email@example.com Exhibition dates: April 2 – 24, 2014, hours Monday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM. Opening reception: Wednesday, April 9, 4 – 6
Josef Strau: The Jewels of Moctezuma
18:19 PM - 3 Feb 14
TWAAS presents, in partnership with House of Gaga (Mexico City), Josef Strau’s Jewels of Moctezuma. The jewelry and other works will be available for view and purchase at our office on 114 Greene Street. The exhibition will be open from December 12th to December 20th, 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Fall Gallery Openings 2013
17:44 PM - 26 Sep 13
The summer hiatus allows many habitués of the art world to escape for vacation, and to absolve themselves of art world responsibilities. The endemic fear of ‘missing out’ is allayed for a few short weeks. This comes to an abrupt halt at the end of the Labor Day weekend in early September, which marks the beginning of the Fall art season. Experienced by many in the art world as a ‘back to school’ moment, friends and colleagues reconvene at innumerable openings, dinners and drinks to celebrate new exhibitions and get up to date on recent gossip. While the heavy schedule
16:47 PM - 1 Aug 13
Every two years, Norah and Norman Stone organize a new exhibition of artworks selected from their private collection to be shown in a specially designed ‘Art Cave’ on their Napa Valley property, Stonescape. In addition to the ‘Art Cave’, an exhibition space excavated into the side of a hill, the property includes a farmhouse from the 1880s, a vineyard, a grove of redwood trees and other art works such as a sound piece by Alex Waterman and a Log Cabin sculpture by Cady Noland. This year saw the fourth exhibition since the space was inaugurated in 2007. Curated by Thea and
Art Basel and London
18:31 PM - 21 Jun 13
One of the most striking changes in the art world over the last forty years has been the rise of the art fair. From humble beginnings with the first ‘Cologne Art Market’ in 1967, the situation today makes an accurate count almost impossible, with certainly more than 200 art fairs, and probably many more. Within this storm of increased competition, Art Basel has maintained its importance and is still regarded as the most important art fair in the world. A huge array of satellite events cater to the enormous influx of art lovers that descend on this modestly sized Swiss
Paris, Oslo, Venice Biennale
17:00 PM - 10 Jun 13
Travel has long been a valuable tool for the research undertaken by Art Advisory Services. To cover the European art scene, it is essential to meet with gallerists, curators and artists wherever they are based. With this in mind, Thea and Ethan spent time in Paris and Oslo before joining Suzanne and Ashley at the Venice Biennale. Paris is no longer the center of the art world, yet the high concentration of first class museums ensures its status as an important destination for art. At the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris there was a beautifully installed survey
Bergdorf Goodman Dinner
16:17 PM - 28 May 13
Bergdorf Goodman hosted a dinner celebrating Frieze New York, Dries Van Noten and the launch of Thea and Ethan’s book “Collecting Art for Love, Money and More” recently published by Phaidon. The event included a diverse group of people from the worlds of art and fashion and included many artists with whom Thea and Ethan have had longstanding friendships. Images courtesy Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com
Frieze New York and May Auctions
15:14 PM - 20 May 13
Frieze New York returned for its second appearance on Randall’s Island – a small strip of land in the middle of New York’s East River rarely visited even by the most intrepid natives. The giant white tent especially built for the fair provided an open and airy space resplendent with natural light. With over 180 galleries it was inevitable that the quality would vary, but solo and two person presentations stood out. Roe Ethridge and Pae White were exhibited together in a booth shared by Greengrassi and Andrew Kreps. Murray Guy showed a remarkable series of photographs by Zoe Leonard
Previewing Jeff Koons at David Zwirner and Gagosian
20:07 PM - 9 May 13
With the opening of Frieze Art Fair this week, Thea Westreich Art Advisory Services had the great opportunity to preview the upcoming Jeff Koons shows at David Zwirner Gallery and Gagosian Gallery. Thea, Ethan, Suzanne, and clients of the firm visited the shows during installation. The visit proved to be very informative, with new works and an in-depth conversation with the artist. It is an exciting new body of work that heightens the anticipation for the upcoming Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 2014.
Thea and Ethan in Conversation with Amy Capellazzo and Stefan Kalmar at 92Y Tribeca 4/24
21:35 PM - 23 Apr 13
Please join us tomorrow for a panel discussion between Thea, Ethan, Amy Capellazzo, and Stefan Kalmar. The event takes place tomorrow, April 24th at 6:30 PM at 92Y Tribeca. COLLECTING ART FOR LOVE, MONEY AND MORE Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner have been art advisors and collectors for more than two decades. Recently, they pledged to donate over 800 works from their own collection to the Whitney Museum and Pompidou Center. Joined by Amy Cappellazzo, Christie’s International co-head of postwar and contemporary art, and Stefan Kalmar, Artists Space executive director, Ethan and Thea discuss the complexities of the art