Total sales in the Global Art Market in 2017


Percentage of sales in value represented by Post-War and Contemporary Art, the largest sector of the Art Market today.



Short and long-term collection building strategy

Counsel on whether to buy, sell or hold
Collection audits and valuations
Private sale and acquisition negotiations
Curatorial assistance; including research, framing, conservation, lighting and installation
Logistics assistance; including import/export implications, insurance, shipping, global storage solutions and security
Liaise with legal, heritage, taxation and other professional advisors
Liaise with artists’ estates, foundations and authentication boards
Inventory management solutions
Provide philanthropic advice, from advising on donations and museum loans to the establishment of private foundations and museums


Short and long-term collection building strategy

Sourcing and acquiring works through extensive international networks
Advise on private sales and auction acquisitions
Pre-sale due diligence
Artwork analysis reports
Private sale and acquisition negotiations
Auction bidding
Pre-sale and post-sale management and logistics
Valuation advice
Art Fair guidance


We are cognisant of the fact that art represents a significant and growing share of our clients' assets. We aim to provide out clients with a comprehensive service.

Develop a bespoke buying strategy for works of art that will demonstrate a good potential of value creation

Organise an art asset portfolio
Market intelligence and risk analysis reports
Continuously assess the performance of individual artists
Detect underlying trends within each sector of the market
Identify best channels and optimum time for sale to maximise value


Vincent Matthu


Vincent has a depth of international art industry knowledge, experience and an extensive network built up over eighteen years. He is an astute advisor and highly respected consultant who brings a unique and varied understanding of the art market. For almost two decades, Vincent has helped to build a number of private collections, sourcing off-market works of quality and significance, while maintaining absolute privacy and discretion.

Vincent is an expert of Belgian Surrealism, Postwar and Contemporary Korean Art, American and European Conceptual and Minimalist Art.

Kirsty Maffioli

Associate Director

Kirsty is responsible for the firm’s client and business development. She also works across the firm’s advisory projects providing strategic planning, and artwork and market analytical reports.

Kirsty joined Ars Belga after working for Gagosian Gallery and David Zwirner. She holds a B.A. in History of Art and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Clara Jorgensen

Research and Administrative Assistant

Clara works as Research and Administrative Assistant, managing all aspects of the research process and overseeing the firm’s administrative activity.

Clara is an avid art historian, with a particular passion Italian art from the Quattrocento and an acute understanding of the art market. She holds a B.A. in Law from Paris Descartes University and an M.A. in Collection Studies from the University of Warwick.