New York-based art consultant, Lisa Schiff, commonly known for her famous clientele which boasts celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio is expanding her empire. Collaborating with fellow curators such as Lauri Firstenberg and Marika Kielland, who will lead the philanthropic division of the new firm there-there in the United Kingdom (UK).
Schiff not only has her sights set on contributing certain amounts of where there’s money to support female artists annually, she also intends to put serious effort into working with other artists in projects where a percentage of profit will be donated to plights for social good. Commenting on the mutualism that exists between artists and art consultants, she states that “advising and the products complement each other”. “There are collectors who want to consume experiences just as much as objects and there are larger production projects that might lead us to place related discrete objects.”
Similarly, the art consultancy Dubai has offered throughout the years has seen a remarkable rise in new advisory firms. Art Dubai, an international art gallery has creative innovations has also enjoyed fruitful years in displaying the artwork Dubai has developed in their collections of Middle Eastern artworks. A sharp rise in job opportunities has also been seen in the likes of corporate art consultants and hotel art consultants in recent years.
It is rather an admiral to see the effort of Schiff in using her art firm to revive the status of women, empowering them through their work as well as giving back to the community. What art consultants stand to learn from this is the philanthropy involved in the experience of immersing ourselves in cultural aspects of art. Giving back should always be an option and a privilege held by those responsible for creating innovative pieces of expression.