Art Purchases & Commissions
Having prepared an art strategy and assessed your requirement we can then assist you with the delivery of the plan guiding you through the selection process and assisting you with your art purchases.
Whether it is the purchase of an existing artwork or the commissioning of a site specific piece we are well practiced in the management of the whole programme from conception to completion and can guide you through the whole process.
Our aim is to work with our clients in the way that suits them best and to guide them through every stage leaving them with a clear and enjoyable selection process and simple system for art purchases.
At the same time our experience and long established reputation enables us to work directly with new and exciting, up-and-coming artists which is often required to purchase the right art for you.
Art commissions often need to be planned in such a way that sites are identified, technical issues resolved and budgets secured within the framework of a building programme. It is also important to allow sufficient time for the artist to design, produce and install their work within that period.
We guide you through the process of short-listing, selecting and briefing the most appropriate artist. We then draw up a contract with the artist for the production of the work and take on the responsibility for monitoring the progress of the project to ensure that it is completed on time and on budget.
“Virginia Grub has been particularly helpful in assisting our selection of appropriate artists and the commissioning of their work through to instalment”
David Scott – Project Director, Wellcome Trust
“Art Contact’s skills lie in exceptional project management, art selection and client communication, all of which have helped to make the whole process of choosing suitable artwork for our office space an enjoyable and inspirational experience.”
Keiran Ferguson, Director Facilities and Operations, Gilead Sciences
“Projects large or small, our clients always get fantastic attention to detail. And it’s fun too!”
Denise Lee, Lee Associates
“Virginia provides Denton with a first class artwork consultancy service. She deals direct with all our clients, eliminating any added margin and advises on the strategy, sourcing and supply of all types of art. Given the diversified nature of these clients and their requirements, this is no mean feat!”
James Lang, Denton Associates