HLK provides exclusive access to high caliber Post-War and Contemporary works of art at all price levels by emerging, mid-career and blue chip artists. We apply the highest standards of connoisseurship to present quality works of art. Additionally, we conduct thorough research and due diligence on authenticity, condition, historical value and provenance.
We also negotiate the most competitive prices working in a transparent manner as well as oversee all shipping, framing and installation.
Using secured CMS software, we can digitally catalogue your art collection, meticulously documenting artwork details following the Object ID standard. Cataloging your art inventory is a worthwhile investment that allows you to accurately track the location of your artwork, record market values, and preserve important documents.
To stay up to date on what your art is worth, we can provide detailed analyses on artist markets and advise on pricing based on comprehensive data-driven research. We also research artwork titles and coordinate materials analysis.
We can curate bespoke exhibitions for private and corporate clients in galleries, offices and even pop-up spaces. We select the art in an effort to gather various artistic voices together to create meaningful shows and extend the context around each artist's work.
If you need to sell your art or simply wish to upgrade your collection, we can advise on all appropriate sales strategies including charitable donations. We analyze the different sub-markets and identify the most appropriate outlets while advising the most oportune times to go to market.
How We Work
It's as easy as 1-2-3. Give us a go, in-person (following Covid-19 safety guidelines) or on the phone.
SHARE YOUR PROJECT
We can schedule a 15-minute video consult to discuss your personal art needs in more detail. If you prefer, you can opt for a voice call. The aim is to fully understand your art goals and objectives and to provide expert feedback to get you on the right track. If it's a large project, we can schedule more time to go in depth.
Share any photos of your space, Instagram inspo, or floor plans…up to you!
Looking to sell your art? We can discuss all viable options for private sale, donation or auction block.
All initial consultations are complimentary up to the first hour.
DEVELOP AN ART PLAN
Once you decide to engage HLK, we will work together to assess the best approach to develop and execute your art plan based on your goals, budget, taste, and timeline.
We will walk through your space if possible, review floor plans, select walls, record measurements, create art presentations and even make renderings of art on your walls. We also create customized Mood Boards to hone in on your art aesthetic.
Not sure what your taste in art is? Take our 5-minute “Taste Test” to find out!
We are committed to providing you with confidential and reliable service with a friendly smile, always.
Together, we will visit art fairs, galleries, auctions and artist studios offering our insights and expertise along the way. Plan to see lots of great art!
Our aim is to help you make educated decisions about art, minimize your risk and save you valuable time and money so you can enjoy your art journey to its fullest.
Let's get started!
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"Heidi has assisted me for many years buying art from private collections, galleries, auction houses like Sotheby’s and Christies. Many of my paintings were purchased and acquired through her under a confidential basis and my name was never known. Always a pleasure dealing with her–all matters were confidential and never a misunderstanding between us. If you are a collector--I highly recommend Heidi’s services!" - Private Art Collector, Texas
“Heidi has an incredible depth of knowledge in her field and a clear passion for art. Her experience in the crossroads between art and commerce, and her ability to think creatively, inject her work with initiative and thoughtfulness. She has been a formidable asset and I’m excited to see what she does next”. - Thomas Galbraith, CEO, Hindman Auctions
"With your help we were able to create an extraordinary atmosphere of access, insight and discovery for our intimate group of UBS clients, prospects and guests. From the perspective of incredibly connected and hard-to-impress guests--the entire package of events surprised, delighted and inspired our guests. The comments and feedback we received have been uniformly glowing!
I am also personally delighted to have been able to work with you over the weeks leading up to the fair. You have been open, receptive and engaging--which made our job all the more pleasant and our client's experience all the better. Your contacts, strategic thinking, and your energy were key to our success!"- Rod. V., UBS Private Wealth Management
“I was always impressed by Heidi's deep knowledge of the workings of the art market, along with her ability to build a trusting rapport with clients and prospects. Her entrepreneurial spirit, the rigor of her thinking and her work ethic make for a very compelling combination. What made her a unique sales person though was the genuine personal touch she adds to these skills, her ability to make strong personal connections very quickly. Working with her was always a pleasure.” - Thierry D., Marketing Director, Port Authority
“Heidi has worked with clients in building first-class international collections of contemporary art.” - Micheal Gitlitz, Director of Marlborough Gallery
“Other advisors I talked to were going to charge me twice as much and take twice as long to do our first art exhibition and it would have been half the quality! Choosing to work with Heidi was a no brainer.” - A.T. Kearney
“I met Heidi through an Armory Show Group visiting my art collection. That chance meeting has led to a lasting and rewarding relationship and friendship. I have an extensive collection located in my loft, an art storage room in the loft, an off-site storage area and art in my upstate home. I was a prolific but unorganized collector. Heidi promptly redressed that situation. We visited all sites, took photos and measurements and I now have it on DVDs. She provided labels for all the art and an appraisal for each piece. And this was all done at a very reasonable cost. Equally valuable, she has become my counselor on all matters art-related including strategy and disposition. We talk often. She is a trusted adviser and friend.” - Ron S., Executive Adviser at Calatrava Grace Corporation
“Heidi’s enthusiasm and amazing capacity to put herself out there a hundred and fifty percent make her a valuable asset to any great endeavor.” – Jasmin S., Director of Family Estate
“Heidi, thank you for your invaluable assistance picking up all those pieces at auction! You really helped me to bid with confidence that I would not overpay on pieces that are great investments as well as pieces I will enjoy looking at every day in my home and at my office.” - Lionel L., Private art collector, New York
“I have got to know Heidi well working with her for a few years. She is a true professional and expert in her field. A truly sincere person who has been a pleasure to work with on various art projects. Knowing how hard and focused she works I would consider her an asset to any project or company that she is involved in.” - Nick Turner, Contemporary Artist
“I have known Heidi for a long time as she has been involved in the art world for many years and we crossed paths on countless occasions in art openings and art fairs in NY and abroad…I always liked Heidi, because of her friendly and very much welcoming way of interacting with people. Always kind and positive. I have to say that I had a wonderful experience working with her. Always straight forward to make sure we are on the same page. Very great to communicate with and discuss ideas or concerns. Great knowledge in art as well as the business side of it. I felt she gave 100% of her time and skills…”-Laurent Elie Badessi, Contemporary Artist
“I have worked with Heidi on a daily basis and believe she has an incredible understanding of the art industry; she brings a unique combination of Art Market knowledge and business savvy with a deep appreciation for art.
She impressed me by her work ethic, compassion and wide-ranging talent. She grasped the nuances and complexities of artnet's products in a short period of time and established herself as a top salesperson in her area.
I enjoyed working with Heidi; she demonstrated her ability as an executive who could communicate and work effectively with a team persevering through a variety of challenges. She is responsive, reliable and always enthusiastic. She is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her with confidence to bring expertise and passion to any position.” - Cheryl S., C Fine Art Gallery
“Heidi is a gifted visionary and uniquely adept at championing artists and clients alike. While working closely with Heidi over the last two years at Twyla as a member of the art team, I had the pleasure of witnessing first hand Heidi’s ardent approach to all projects and challenges. Particularly impressive are her skills at encouraging collaboration and uniting forces to execute standout curatorial projects and experiences. Heidi’s magnetism and curiosity make her a powerful ally and I would endorse her for any role!” - Cornelia C., colleague
“I had the pleasure of working with Heidi Lee-Komaromi for 2 1/2 years at Twyla. Heidi is extremely knowledgeable about art and design. Her enthusiasm for every project or task she takes on is exceedingly high and has a very positive effect on her colleagues and business partners. She is also a fierce advocate for her clients and is highly focused on their satisfaction. Heidi is a team player and would be a great asset to any institution.” - Dave A., Manager of Fine Art Installation, Twyla
“I had the pleasure of working with Heidi and quickly realized the incredible and vast understating she has of the art industry. I had the opportunity to work alongside her at numerous art fairs and her tenacious personality was truly contagious. I was able to learn so much just by watching her interact with clients. She is business savvy, professional and deeply knowledgeable about the art world; she instantly impresses everyone she meets!” - Kelsey Nickerson, Co-owner of KVN Studio and Visual Artist
“Heidi is an energetic person who truly loves art and working with artists. I found her to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about her curatorial projects with Twyla. Heidi visited my studio recently; her thoughts about my paintings were refreshing and insightful. I was impressed by her experience and involvement in the art world. She is truly part of the art community in the NY area. I wholeheartedly recommend Heidi, she would be an asset to any curatorial project or business!” - Carolanna Parlato, Contemporary Artist
I. BUYING AND SELLING ART
HLK Commissions on Art Acquisitions & Deaccessions:
HLK applies the highest standards of connoisseurship and veritable eduction in examining and documenting property. As such, HLK sources and presents works of fine art to Clients providing guidance throughout the art acquisition process including due diligence, art market research and analysis and overseeing logistics, if necessary.
HLK would be owed commission(s), as specified in the Letter of Engagement, on any art objects for which HLK has sourced and successfully negotiated and/or has been the point of contact for a completed art transaction. In addition, commission would be owed on works of art that HLK has sourced and presented to the client but may not have negotiated or been the point of contact where the Client has directly purchased the artwork without the assistance of HLK at the time of the transaction.
II. INDIVIDUAL SERVICES
If interested in individual services when not acquiring or deaccessing art where commissions would apply, HLK offers an Hourly Rate. Individual services may include:
1. Collection review and evaluation;
2. Connoisseurship or assessment of an art object’s quality or historical context;
3. Re-curation and allocation of art objects;
4. Logistics coordination (shipping, handling, installation) and third-party recommendations (conservationists, restorers, framers, insurance, etc.);
5. Organizing and/or cataloguing art objects and tracking inventory;
6. Correspondence with galleries, auctions, private buyers for individual due diligence tasks;
7. Inspection of artwork in person or otherwise, of condition, provenance, and authenticity;
8. Research and market analysis on artists or art objects;
9. Oversee or conduct auction bidding process;
10. Special Projects.
HLK does not charge for project-related expenses unless a project calls for extraordinary out-of-pocket expenses. All fees from third-party vendors or partners such as shipping, handling, crating, framing, installing and insurance will be the responsibility of the Client.
Insurance coverage for the art will be the Client’s responsibility, at their expense, for any loans, if not already provided by the gallery or museum, as communicated by them, to cause the Work (including but not limited to framed Works, Works “on approval” and Works being shipped, framed, stored and installed) to be fully insured for its full value, including insurance against fire, theft, loss and “extended coverage” perils. We recommend that you cause such insurance coverage to commence at the time the Works (or framing) leave the premises of the suppliers. You will assume all risk of, and you agree in all events to indemnify and hold Art Advisor harmless from, any loss or damage (including legal fees and related expenses) to the Works or framing from any cause, whether the Works or framing are shipped to you “on approval”, or in storage, or while the Works are being framed on your behalf, and in all cases after they have been delivered to your Locations or another area designated to you.