Philip Hoffman, founder of the Fine Art Group and former Christie’s director, shares insights with Jewish News on the increase in younger art collectors.

Philip Hoffman, CEO and Founder of The Fine Art Group

Trend in Younger Art Investors

The Fine Art Group, with a clientele predominantly under 40, is leading the way in this new era of younger art investors. These investors, as Hoffman explains, see art as a means of diversification and are increasingly comfortable treating their art collections as assets. However, the art market can be a complex landscape to navigate. This is where the Fine Art Group stands out. Their role is not to dictate purchases but to empower clients with knowledge, ensuring they are well-informed before making any decisions.

Click here to read the full article in the Jewish News.

The Fine Art Group is honored to have Freya Stewart recognized by Spear’s Magazine as a top-recommended professional in the Art Finance field. Freya has been ranked as an expert in the art finance industry for high-net-worth individuals in the UK.

Please contact Freya Stewart or Ei-Linn Liew with any art financing needs you or your clients may have.


Spear’s 500 Best Art Finance Advisor List

The Fine Art Group is thrilled to announce our new sponsorship of the Vanhaerents Art Collection, one of Belgium’s most prestigious collections of contemporary art.

Group of six Caucasian adults, three women, three men, posing together in front of a piece of figurative, green abstracted contemporary art in a gallery setting.
The Vanhaerents Family and The Fine Art Group Benelux Team

The Vanhaerents Art Collection boasts a truly unique and comprehensive assembly of works. Founded in the 1970s by Walter Vanhaerents and passionately continued by his children, Els and Joost, the collection reflects a remarkable commitment to artistic innovation and a keen eye for emerging talent.

What makes the Vanhaerents Art Collection so special?

  • Pioneering Spirit: Since its inception, the collection has embraced bold and often radical works, pushing boundaries and challenging artistic conventions.
  • Enduring Legacy: Featuring iconic pieces by Andy Warhol, Bruce Nauman, Cindy Sherman, and many more, the collection offers a captivating journey through the history of contemporary art.
  • Visionary Focus: The Vanhaerents continue to champion the works of exciting new voices, ensuring the collection stays fresh and relevant.


The Fine Art Group is deeply committed to supporting the arts and fostering a vibrant cultural landscape. Sponsoring the Vanhaerents Art Collection aligns perfectly with these values.

We are honored to play a role in making this incredible collection accessible to a wider audience. The Vanhaerents’ dedication to artistic exploration resonates deeply with us, and we are excited to contribute to the continued success of this remarkable institution.

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about special events and exhibitions at the Vanhaerents Art Collection!



The Fine Art Group invites you to a conversation on the history of collecting from antiquity to the present day.

Highlighting the sale of the Antiquities and Ancient Art Sale at Hindman | Freeman’s, Chicago, on May 23rd, our advisory team will explore the influence of artists from the past on contemporary giants.

The Educated Eye: Curating a Collection from Antiquity to Contemporary
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Offering expert Advisory across sectors, our dedicated Advisory and Sales Agency teams combine strategic insight with transparent advice to guide our clients seamlessly through the market. We always welcome the opportunity to discuss our strategies and services in depth.

Colleen Boyle, The Fine Art Group’s Managing Director of Business Development and Philanthropy Strategy, was a guest on Ren’s Philanthropic Insights podcast series that explores tax-smart giving strategies.

In this episode, Colleen Boyle, Managing Director at The Fine Art Group, shares insights on passion assets. Colleen shares 20+ years of expertise in art and finance. As a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy, she guides clients on passion asset donations, offering insights into art valuation, legal analysis, and strategic monetization for charitable causes.

Philanthropic Insights: Season 2, Episode 4
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Established over two decades ago by our CEO Philip Hoffman, The Fine Art Group has grown to be the largest art advisory company worldwide.

Our team of international specialists, spread across offices in Europe, the United States, Asia, Australia, and the Middle East, ensures discreet and personalized service, catering to virtually every collector’s need.

What sets us apart? Our unique structure integrates five core services:

  • Appraisals: Expert valuation of your art collection.
  • Advisory: Tailored guidance on buying, selling, and managing your art assets.
  • Art Sales: Seamless facilitation of artwork sales.
  • Art Financing: Secure financial solutions with your art as collateral.
  • Art Investment: Strategic advice for building and diversifying your art portfolio.


Leading our Benelux team are Directors, Hubert d’Ursel and Pauline Haon.

Both offer extensive experience in the art world, bringing invaluable knowledge to the table.

Hubert d’Ursel brings over 30 years of experience in the art scene. Formerly the Managing Director of Sotheby’s Belgium and Head of Art Advisory at Degroof Petercam, he deeply understands the art market and has a strong track record of success.

Pauline Haon joins The Fine Art Group with a distinguished background as Director and Senior Specialist for 20/21st Century Art at Christie’s. With over a decade of expertise in Post-War and Contemporary Art, she has spearheaded record-breaking sales on the international art market.

Nina-Marie Dumolin, our skilled Art Advisory Coordinator, further strengthens our team.


We are very excited to share our quarterly newsletter with you. It will keep you informed about our services, the exciting art scene, and valuable insights from the global art market.

We look forward to sharing this journey with you and fostering meaningful partnerships. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to reach out to discuss your art interests or delve deeper into our services.

Patti Wong, founder of Patti Wong & Associates, joins the esteemed M+ Board of the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA). With a decades-long career and a profound understanding of cultural dynamics, Wong brings invaluable insight to the board’s vision. Her strategic acumen and dedication to advancing the arts align seamlessly with the ambitious goals of the West Kowloon Cultural District, ensuring its position as a global cultural hub. As the district continues to evolve, Wong’s appointment heralds a new chapter of innovation and excellence in Hong Kong’s cultural landscape.

To read more click here.

Philip Hoffman, Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, and Patti Wong, Co-founder and Partner of Patti Wong and Associates, joined Josh Baer at The Upper House during Hong Kong Art Week for the first installment of the Baer Faxt Talks series. The conversation delves into the advisors’ wealth of experience, revealing behind-the-scenes anecdotes from their collaborations with prominent collectors worldwide.

Watch the complete discussion on art advisors and strategies for navigating today’s art market by clicking here.

09 April 2024
The Baer Faxt Talks at the Upper House Hong Kong

Philip Hoffman, Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, and Patti Wong, Co-founder and Partner of Patti Wong and Associates, joined Josh Baer at The Upper House during Hong Kong art week for our inaugural edition of The Baer Faxt Talks series.

Moderated by Rahul Jacob, former Hong Kong Bureau Chief of the Financial Times, this conversation about art advisors and how to navigate the current art market features behind-the-scenes stories from each of the three advisors’ decades of experience working with top collectors around the globe.

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In the wake of Art Basel’s return to Hong Kong, Philip Hoffman, founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, spoke to Bloomberg about the cautious yet opportunistic stance of art dealers and collectors amidst a subdued market environment.

Hoffman reveals that their esteemed clients remain poised to seize promising investment opportunities, reflecting the resilient allure of the art market amidst economic uncertainties. “The dealers are coming here with lower expectations than five years ago amid a quieter market, but our important clients have asked us to report back on what’s here and are ready to spend if they see the opportunity.”

Click here to read the full Bloomberg article.

What makes a collection important? And how can you use the sale of your collection to bring value to charitable organizations? 

Please join our experts live on Zoom and explore the journey of a unique collector with an extraordinary and discerning eye. We will highlight key artists and works from The Collection of Sidney Rothberg that have not been on public view for decades. 

Colleen Boyle, The Fine Art Group’s Managing Director of Philanthropic Strategy and Rothberg’s daughter and co-curator, Saranne Rothberg, will dive deeper into bridging the worlds of art and philanthropy, illustrating how Rothberg’s incredible art collection will continue to honor his lifelong legacy of collecting and giving back. 

13 February 2024
Creating a Legacy: The Collection of Sidney Rothberg

What makes a collection important? And how can you use the sale of your collection to bring value to charitable organizations?

Our experts explore the journey of a unique collector with an extraordinary and discerning eye. We highlight key artists and works from The Collection of Sidney Rothberg that have not been in public view for decades.

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Auction Preview: February 16th – February 26th
Sale Dates: February 27th – February 28th
Freeman’s | Hindman, 2400 Market Street,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

Click here for more information:

Part I: Upcoming auction: What Do You See? The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Part I | February 27, 2024 (
Part II: Upcoming auction: What Do You See? The Collection of Sidney Rothberg, Part II | February 28, 2024 (

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Whether you are an individual, family, foundation, or non-profit organization, The Fine Art Group can help make your charitable vision a reality.