Growing up in an environment surrounded by art through his father, who was a collector of Modern Art, Arte Povera and Trans Avant-Garde, Enrico developed an early passion for the arts. After his studies in Turin, he developed his career in the late 90s in New York, Miami and Chicago before returning to Milan and Lugano, consolidating a wide knowledge of the global market of Contemporary Art.
At Area Consulting we provide our customers with comprehensive feedback and advice on individual works of art or entire collections, utilizing the knowledge of a wide range of authoritative experts, scholars and professionals in various fields and periods.
Our clients range from private collectors to public galleries, and including collections managed by investment funds through private institutions. We specialize in the acquisition of works of art through private sales or auction, always in the strictest confidence and under the most appropriate conditions.
Collectors have a great trust in their art consultants and they believe that every important transaction needs the support of a trusted professional with the right exeprience and expertise.
The best consultant only puts the collector in the strongest possible position to decide on the purchase: they guide the collector through all the phases of the process, helping them to understand what type of collection he or she wants to create. Then, if the collector selects certain works of art to purchase, the consultant assists them during the buying process, whilst also arranging final transport and delivery, installation and post-purchase conservation of the works.
The primarily role of the consultant is to provide the collector with access to relevant works of art that, in a very competitive market, would not otherwise be available.
I operate within the global market as a liaison between artists and their audiences, including the sellers and collectors. I have a degree of specialist expertise in this field, and a large network around the world, which makes my knowledge parallel to those of curators and art historians. I combine a passion and knowledge of art history with my practical experience and understanding of the potential gains in the market. I have access to special resources that can be used to authenticate the works, collaborating with relevant experts of each individual artist. In addition to maintaining a permanent collection, I know the market position and locations of the most sought after artworks globally and can also proceed to “hunt” for any work upon request.
I provide an assessment service (estimate) of the works, offering the most appropriate price to guarantee the sale at the best return for the artist or seller.
My responsibility is to always be aware of the primary and secondary markets, without any personal economic interest that would compromise the independence of the advice that you are provided.