Category: Art

Cromwell Art develops modern and contemporary art collections of lasting value for both new and established collectors. We offer museum-quality collection management services, including certified art appraisals for collectors, family offices and their service providers. Cromwell Art is fueled by our passion for art and committed to the highest standard of ethical practice.

Lee Bul: Willing to be Vulnerable

In her new show at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in Chelsea, Lee Bul’s multimedia compositions come alive.  Building on cross-cultural reference points as diverse as Japanese Manga cartoons, Korean embroidered silk scrolls and sci-fi utopian communities, in this exciting exhibition Lee Bul creates fantastical environments using mirrored surfaces, LED lights, and welded metal, combining diverse and unexpected… Read more »

To Regulate or Not to Regulate

Panelists Andrea Crane, private dealer, Noah Horowitz, director of Art Basel North America, Howard Spiegler, co-chair Art Law, Herrick Feinstein LLP, and panel moderator Melanie Gerlis. Recently, I was invited to speak on a panel about regulation in the art word, entitled “Regulation, Would it Spoil all the Fun?” While the title was catchy, it… Read more »

Advocacy & Advisory

Cromwell Art Advisor NYC

As an art advisor, I recognize the power of arts philanthropy and the need to support museums. Among other institutions, I support the Smith College Museum of Art, where I interned as an undergraduate.

Tom Friedman’s Looking Up

Cromwell Art Advisor NYC

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Tom Friedman about his 33-foot tall metal sculpture, Looking Up, on view on Park Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets through September 5.

Collecting vs. Shopping

In a recent online article, Tech Crunch described Wydr, the newest in a long line of art buying apps, as “Tinder for buying art”. It’s a telling comparison.

Top Picks at Art Basel 2016

  Art Basel is the “mother” of all Contemporary art fairs. The mix of post war painting and sculpture, blue chip Contemporary art, plus hard-to-find examples by mid career and emerging artists, make visiting this fair a thrill. It’s not just the scope, it’s also the quality. Because the fair is spread across two huge… Read more »

Art Collecting & Interior Design

Lately I’ve found myself thinking about the intersection between art collecting and interior design. In the 90s when I began my career, most serious Contemporary art collectors lived with generic furniture. This changed when post WWII Modern European and American furniture became collectable through innovators in the auction industry, like Wright in Chicago. When Design… Read more »

Looking Ahead to Frieze New York

I always look forward to the Frieze NY art fair, now in it’s fifth year, because it is a vanguard of sorts.