THE FINE ART GROUP’S EXPANSION INTO ASIA
The Fine Art Group is delighted to announce an exciting expansion into Asia through a joint venture with Patti Wong and Daryl Wickstrom. Patti Wong & Associates is a new Hong Kong-based art advisory firm that will focus on the most significant collectors in the region and service their needs across multiple categories including Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art, Chinese Works of Art, Chinese Paintings, Jewelry, Watches, and Wine. In addition to our investment in this venture, we expect our strategic partnership with Patti Wong & Associates to create exciting opportunities for our existing and new clients across all core services, including advisory, art finance, sales agency, investment, and appraisals.
PATTI WONG & ASSOCIATES
Previously, Patti Wong served as the International Chairman of Sotheby’s Worldwide and Chairman of Sotheby’s Asia. During her more than 30 years at the auction house, Patti played a leading role in the development of the art market in Asia, building some of the most significant collections in the region. Daryl Wickstrom, Patti’s business partner, spent more than 20 years at Sotheby’s, focusing on key growth areas, including Asia, where he was based for seven years during a time of exponential growth in the region. Patti and Daryl will be joined by a talented team of specialists and support personnel from around the world. Lisa Chow, another Sotheby’s veteran of 20 years, will serve as the firm’s Managing Director.
“The depth of Patti’s knowledge, experience, and network in Asia is unequaled,” commented Philip Hoffman, the CEO of The Fine Art Group. “I have deep respect for her approach with clients, and we share a commitment to transparency and a high level of service and creativity.”
Jan Prasens, Deputy Chairman of The Fine Art Group and former Managing Director of Europe & Middle East for Sotheby’s, where he worked alongside Patti and Daryl for 20 years, added: “Patti has an unrivaled knowledge of the art and jewelry markets, and I have always admired her absolute commitment to client service. I’m extremely excited to work with her and Daryl again and capture new opportunities for our clients.”
“The Fine Art Group prides itself on being an independent advocate for the client; this strategic investment in Patti Wong & Associates will deepen our bench even further to provide a global service to our clients,” observed Anita Heriot, President of The Fine Art Group, Americas.
GLOBAL ART SERVICES POWERHOUSE
This joint venture follows the recent announcement of The Fine Art Group’s collaboration with preeminent US art advisor Allan Schwartzman and his team at Schwartzman&. The alliance of these three businesses positions our firm as a uniquely global and leading art advisory with unparalleled art market experience. The principals of each company will be supported by a combined team of about 80 top specialists and highly knowledgeable legal and financial experts covering Art, Jewelry, Watches, and other collecting categories.
Read the full press release from Patti Wong & Associates here.