Buying and Commissioning Art

Whether you wish to acquire an individual work or build an entire collection, Kasum Contemporary Fine Art will help you articulate your vision and guide you throughout the purchase process. Our art advisers have extensive knowledge in every collecting category. We also assist in building Corporate Collections. Kasum’s advisers have unparalleled access to art in the primary market, secondary market, and through private sources; and have brokered purchases of art for clients around the globe.

  • Complete confidentiality.

  • Targeted, worldwide searches for all works of art.

  • Representation at auction.

  • Negotiations with dealers.

  • Liaison with artist studios on commission services negotiation and contracting.

  • Source unlisted Blue-Chip artworks privately through specialized networks.

  • Optimization of Tax strategies. Liaison with heritage and taxation advisors.

  • Advice on Art-lending for tax-planning, cultural or cash-flow purposes (art as sole collateral).

  • Unbiased advice on condition, price, authenticity, and quality.

  • Curated tours for clients of art fairs, auctions, and gallery exhibitions.

  • Management of installation, restoration, and framing.

  • Title and lien searches.

  • Expert handling of dedicated shipping and storage cleverly chosen to be quality driven and cost-effective.

  • Insurance valuation and Risk management services.

Acquisition Services:

Appraisals & Authentication 

Kasum Contemporary Fine Art prepares Retail Replacement Value appraisals for all types of fine art, decorative art, jewelry and collectibles. Our appraisals can be submitted to insurance carriers and brokers to assist in binding insurance coverage.

  • Insurance appraisals are for Retail Replacement Value. They are intended to represent the value it would take to replace the individual work quickly in the event of a major loss.

  • Kasum Contemporary Fine Art can be engaged for insurance appraisals by the owner of the property, by the insurance broker, or by the insurance carrier.

  • As an option we can provide an appraisal review, whereby we annually review appraised values and indicate to client whether any values need to be updated to stay in line with market developments.

  • Typically, our appraisers inspect the property in person and then return to the Kasum Contemporary Fine Art office to conduct market research. In some cases, we are able to complete appraisals without an on-site inspection, from provided images, description, and documentation.

  • Appraisal documents are available in both hard copy and digital formats. The appraisal document includes color digital images and full catalogue descriptions for each item, with values supported by appropriate market comparables.

  • Appraisals for insurance are billed on an hourly basis.

  • To provide a quote for an appraisal, we need to know the approximate number of pieces in the collection of each collecting category. If possible, we prefer to review a listing of the works in the collection.

  • Kasum Contemporary Fine Art is a preferred vendor for many top insurance companies

Appraisals & Authentication Services:

Kasum Contemporary Fine Art, Inc. Oklahoma City, OK, United States


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