Who We Are
1858 Ltd Art Advisory was established in 2004 by Viola Raikhel-Bolot and Harvey Mendelson 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 and Fashion & Luxury Brand Collaborations. The firm is regularly called upon by collectors, museums and the financial services industry around the globe for market intelligence and guidance.
In recognition of the increasing demand from Forbes 500 clients internationally, Céline Fressart joined the firm in 2010 to expand the group across Germany and France.
What We Do
1858 provides specialist advisory services and bespoke solutions to High and Ultra High Net Worth private clients, private banks, family offices, corporations, museums, fashion houses and luxury brands on all things art related.
How Are We Different?
We pride ourselves on our impartiality and access in the market.
1858 is not bound to any specific auction house, dealer or gallery. We solely represent our client’s interest in the market. While we do not represent artists, we do maintain outstanding relationships with all the creatives we collaborate with.
Our fees are based on success ensuring that our interests remain aligned with that of our clients.
We champion transparency in the art market and provide full transparency and disclosure to our clients at all stages of the transaction process.