We serve the entire San Francisco Bay Area, Sonoma & Napa, Silicon Valley, Carmel and beyond
When you need expert valuations by a QUALIFIED APPRAISER: Our appraisals are fully researched, comprehensive and accurate and conform to the USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice). As there is no national license for personal property appraisers, USPAP compliancy is an important credential, and one that the IRS uses to measure appraisals as acceptable for tax purposes.
"I highly recommend Claudia Hess and Hess Art Advisory. Claudia prepared an appraisal of my art collection for an Estate Tax Return and also one for insurance purposes. Claudia is responsive and responsible. She worked with me when there was a question and provided a professional appraisal in a timely manner. It was a pleasure to work with her."
J. Miller San Francisco, Petaluma
Fine Art Collection Management
HESS ART ADVISORY provides overall curatorial support, management services, and technical advice for private and corporate collections. Our team can help with any combination of the following service elements:
Inventory, database management and catalogue creation
Conservation and restoration resources
Display, framing, hanging and lighting
Loans to galleries or institutions (including insurance, packing and shipping)
Trust and estate strategic planning for preservation and growth of a collection
The arts play a critical role in our health of connection to community. There are many ways to activate the art you collect to bring about good in the community. To cite one example, Agnes Gund sold a valuable painting to benefit a Criminal Justice Fund. You do not have to be a wealthy collector to enact change! Let us help you explore how to use your visual assets to align with your other philanthropic passions!