Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an assessment and an appraisal?

C2 can perform research to provide an assessment to determine what the artwork could sell for in
the current market.

Separately, C2 can provide a formal appraisal for purposes of insurance, donation, estate tax, estate planning, and/or art as collateral.

I am interested in selling my artwork/collection. How should I contact you, and what information should I provide?

If you are interested in working with C2 to sell your artwork/collection, please contact us via email with clear images, dimensions, artist names, when and where it was purchased /gifted / inherited, and any additional information you may have on the artworks in question.

I am interested in a formal appraisal. How should I contact you, and what information should I provide?

If you are interested in a formal appraisal, please contact us via email with the type of appraisal you require: insurance, donation, estate tax, estate planning, and/or art as collateral. Please provide clear images, dimensions, artist names, when and where it was purchased / gifted / inherited, and any additional information you may have on the artwork(s) in question.

Please let us know if a previous appraisal has been conducted on your artwork(s).

What is the difference between the primary and secondary market?

The primary art market is defined as the sale of an artwork that has never been bought or sold before. Most art galleries operate in the primary art market, representing a specific group of artists and selling work as it is produced in the artist’s studio.

Once an artwork has sold on the primary market, it may or may not be resold on the secondary market. Some galleries deal in the secondary market, but not all artists are considered to have a
strong secondary market.

Auction houses dictate secondary market pricing and only deal in artists proven to have a strong secondary market.

I am interested in your services but do not live in Houston or Dallas. Does C2 travel?

C2 is happy to travel for acquisitions and sales, assessments and appraisals, and exhibitions and installations. We typically require viewing residential or corporate spaces and artworks in person, especially in the case of a formal appraisal. If you live outside of Houston or Dallas, travel expenses would apply.

How long does it take to sell artwork?

The process varies based on current market interest. We often partner with third party vendors (auction houses, galleries, estate sales) to sell anything from a single artwork to the contents of an entire estate.

We are also able to sell between our private network of collectors.

Do you offer other services such as framing, conservation, and installation?

C2 works closely with a trusted network of vendors to meet these needs. We make the necessary arrangements for these services on your behalf. We oversee every project from beginning to end.

What sets C2 Art Advisors apart from other advisors?

C2 Art Advisors was founded in 2011 to guide collectors through the process of buying, selling
and living with art. Today, the firm is trusted by some of America’s most prominent corporate
and private collectors.

With a wealth of experience at leading auction houses and museums around the world, the firm’s
in-house specialists harness their vast network to put their clients’ best interests at the heart of every negotiation. And through their interior design partners, they also offer expert advice on
installation and display.

With a combined 30+ years’ experience managing nationally-significant collections and estates,
C2 Art Advisors is able to spot opportunities and act on them immediately to bring clients
consistent long-term gain. Based in Houston and Dallas, Texas, C2 Art Advisors works around
the country. C2 Art Advisors is a Women Business Enterprise.

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