Taymour Grahne’s advisory services focus on the acquisition of contemporary art for new and established international collectors, as well as corporations. Taymour works closely with each client to help develop and build their collection. He also assists clients looking for specific key works.
Taymour frequently travels to art fairs, auctions, biennials, gallery shows, museum exhibitions, and MFA thesis exhibitions.
Developing/defining curatorial frameworks of each clients' collections
Coordinating gallery, studio, museum, biennial and fair visits for clients
Searching through auction material before auctions to make relevant selections for each client
Searching through gallery preview material before art fairs and exhibition openings to make relevant selections for each client
Gathering and analyzing all information on the artwork, including provenance and condition
Market and pricing research
Negotiating price/payment terms
Secondary market acquisitions
Assist with organization of artwork logistics
Working with a network of shippers, art handlers, conservators, and other fine art professionals to ensure best possible care for client’s work
Provide updated artwork appraisals when requested
Selling works on behalf of a client when collector wishes to part with works from their collection
Organize loaning of clients’ works to museums, institutions