Who We Are
1858 Ltd Art Advisory was founded by Viola Raikhel-Bolot and Harvey Mendelson in 2004.
The group was formed in response to an unmet demand for independent and impartial advice when transacting in the art market.
Today, 1858 is recognised as a pioneer in the development of Art Wealth Management services, fashion and luxury brand collaborations and is regularly called upon by the financial services industry and professionals around the globe for its expertise and guidance.
In recognition of the increasing demand from Forbes clients internationally, Céline Fressart joined 1858 in 2010 to expand the group across Germany and France.
What We Do
1858 provides specialist services and bespoke solutions to High and Ultra High Net Worth private clients, private banks, family offices, corporations, museums, fashion houses and luxury brands.
How We Are Different
Our impartiality and global access to rare and unknown works is how we stand out from the crowd. 1858 does not represent artists, nor is bound to any specific auction house, dealer or gallery. We solely represent our client’s interest in the market.
We receive a fee based on success, which means our interests are in line with our clients.
We also provide full transparency and disclosure to our clients at all stages of the acquisition process. Our high-levels of research and rigorous due diligence ensure our clients can transact with full confidence.