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Matthew Wong painting reaps return of about 6,700% months after artist's death
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Matthew Wong painting reaps return of about 6,700% months after artist's death
Demand for his melancholy landscapes, often with a tiny, solitary human figure, has only grown since his passing in October 07.08.2020

Collectors have been fielding offers to sell for as much as US $300,000, according to Lisa Schiff, an art adviser who placed 11 pieces with five clients early on. 

Painting Reaps 6,700% Return Months After the Artist’s Death
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Painting Reaps 6,700% Return Months After the Artist’s Death
07.01.2020

Paintings by a Canadian artist who killed himself at age 35 in October are setting records this auction season. At his New York solo debut two years ago, Matthew Wong’s new works sold for $22,000. When one of those canvases returned to the market Monday at Sotheby’s, it fetched $1.5 million excluding fees, with 59 registered bidders from 16 countries in pursuit. The seller was former Sotheby’s executive Allan Schwartzman, according to people familiar with the matter.

Expectations were high going in. “I think they have a lot of people’s attention,” said art advisor Lisa Schiff told Artnet News ahead of the sale. “This is the first big, concentrated, select group of things at a public auction.”

Lisa Schiff is an American art advisor and specialist in contemporary and modern art, based in New York. She is the founder and president of SFA Advisory with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. Her clients include individuals, corporations, foundations and institutions.

Art adviser Lisa Schiff — who’s labored with purchasers together with Leo DiCaprio, real-estate heiress Candace Carmel Barasch and Sprinkles Cupcake founder Candace Nelson — has advice for anybody really looking out to accumulate artwork throughout Art Basel Miami and away from the glitzy get together scene.

MIAMI — A-listers, artwork insiders and influencers got here collectively for an intimate dinner at the Art Information x Surf Lodge pop-up at W South Seaside on Thursday evening.

Applications for new nationalities have increased 42 percent since last year, according to citizenship broker Henley & Partners.

Many collectors and enthusiasts continue to travel aboard gas-guzzling airplane to see art.

Yes—as Long as It’s by a Freshly Minted Art Star (or Being Sold at a Discount)

Determining the Best Time to Sell Art from Your Collection
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Determining the Best Time to Sell Art from Your Collection
05.11.2020
Town & Country
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Town & Country
03.06.2020

Town & Country partnered with renowned art advisor Lisa Schiff's ONE, ALL, EVERY. during their signature Philanthropy Series event in Palm Beach.

SFA Advisory x OSL Contemporary x Norwegian Consul General Celebrate Aase Texmon Rygh
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SFA Advisory x OSL Contemporary x Norwegian Consul General Celebrate Aase Texmon Rygh
03.05.2020

Cocktails to celebrate the Norwegian Consulate's support of OSL Contemporary at The Armory Show, whose booth highlighted the modernist legacy of Aase Texmon Rygh.

Lisa Schiff weighs in on why "flipping" art is so controversial.

Serge Attukwei Clottey
45 White Window / Current #
Serge Attukwei Clottey
Common Men Series, LXXII 02.06.2020

2015
Fabric, wire, plastic, hardboard
14.5 x 13 x 2.5 in

Curated by Neville Wakefield

On View February 6, 2020 — April 15, 2020

Art Basel Hong Kong weighs options as Coronavirus outbreak leads to global health emergency.

Limited Edition Blanket
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Limited Edition Blanket
01.07.2020
Limited Edition Blanket
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Limited Edition Blanket
01.07.2020

Art adviser-to-the-stars Lisa Schiff offers advice for buying at Art Basel Miami.

Lisa Schiff weighs in on the most influential artists of the decade.

Rodman Primack designed a part office, meeting room, exhibition space, and hangout, Schiff’s new HQ is a different type of art venue—just don’t call it a gallery.

According to the UBS Global Art Market Report, finding new collectors was the biggest challenge for gallerists in 2018. What's more, new collectors were more important for galleries with lower turnovers than for those at the highest end. Whether the collector is established or just beginning, how can younger and mid-level gallerists best attract new clients?

Long-time client Candace Barasch is highlighted in the ‘Show Us Your Wall’ feature.

Lisa Schiff discusses how the art world is “rewriting art history, rewriting the canon,” as it recognizes more artists of color.

ARTnews
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ARTnews
12.17.2019

ARTnews hosts a dinner with Lisa Schiff, founder of SFA Advisory and eyewear brand ONE, ALL, EVERY, to celebrate its Winter 2020 issue, titled “Deciders.”

Lisa Schiff posts an Instagram inspired by Maurizio Cattelan's viral conceptual art piece of a banana duct taped to the wall.

Artnet News
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Artnet News
12.17.2019

Advisors including Lisa Schiff are the the boots on the ground for European and American clients alike during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Young Paris sings "Happy Birthday" to Lisa Schiff at the Art News x Surf Lodge pop-up  during Art Basel Miami Beach.

Vogue
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Vogue
12.07.2019

Vogue invites readers to sneak a peak into Lisa Schiff's party in honor of the See A Clean Future sunglesses, held in collaboration with Swizz Beatz.

Lisa Schiff gives Cultured her best advice for collectors in Miami and all across the art world.

Lisa Schiff shares the See A Clean Future frames with the likes of Swizz Beatz, Rosario Dawson, and Olivia Culpo at her event hosted with Surf Lodge and Artnews.

Lisa Schiff juggles helping her roster of all-star clients as they navigate the Art Basel Miami Beach scene.

Lisa Schiff proves her dedication to "greening" the art world in her discussion about carbon neutral art shipping.

The Hollywood Reporter calls Lisa Schiff's party hosted in collaboration with Swizz Beatz, ArtNews, and Suf Lodge a can't-miss for Art Basel Miami Beach.

Lisa Schiff discusses the tips and tricks for doing Art Basel Miami Beach right.

The New York Post's Page Six discusses Lisa Schiff's electric Miami Art Week presence. 

SFA Advisory x Gabo Guzzo x Bergdorf Goodman Celebration
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SFA Advisory x Gabo Guzzo x Bergdorf Goodman Celebration
11.21.2019

Bridging the gap between art and fashion, discover Gabo Guzzo’s one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted, luxury handbags as well as his extraordinary new sculpture series.

In partnership with Lisa Schiff’s SFA Advisory and luxury retailer Bergdorf Goodman, Italian artist, designer and writer Gabo Guzzo has co-curated a unique evening that celebrates cross-disciplinary art and champions genuine craftsmanship and artistic collaboration.

Tribeca Art + Culture Night
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Tribeca Art + Culture Night
11.14.2019

A quarterly downtown arts festival that presents an exceptional program of exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops throughout venues in Tribeca.

Robert Reed Opening
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Robert Reed Opening
11.08.2019

Cocktails to celebrate the opening of Neville Wakefield's fourth curatorial selection with artist R.C. Gibbs.

Art News
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Art News
11.06.2019

The artnet News Editors add SFA Advisory to their go-to New York art guide.

Robert Reed
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Robert Reed
Galactic Journal: Rose Hill Drive 11.08.2019

1996
Acrylic On Canvas
36 × 30 in

Curated by Neville Wakefield

On View November 8, 2019 — January 15, 2020

Art Advisor Lisa Schiff is seen out-and-about bidding on a work by Paul Pfeiffer at the Independent Curators International 2019 gala.

Artnet News includes SFA Advisory's Tavares Strachan window selection, curated by Neville Wakefield, as a weekly Editor's Pick.

Handblown Venetian Water Glass
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Handblown Venetian Water Glass
10.10.2019
Handblown Venetian Champagne Glass
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Handblown Venetian Champagne Glass
10.10.2019
Spartana Totem
SFA Selects / Art
Spartana Totem
10.10.2019
Serena Totem
SFA Selects / Art
Serena Totem
10.10.2019
Two Tone Oval Cage Clutch
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Two Tone Oval Cage Clutch
10.10.2019
Two Tone Large Cage Bag
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Two Tone Large Cage Bag
10.10.2019
Thatched Triangle Choker
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Thatched Triangle Choker
10.10.2019
Thatched Ring
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Thatched Ring
10.10.2019
Talavera Ceramics Plates
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Talavera Ceramics Plates
10.10.2019
Spotted Satchel
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Spotted Satchel
10.10.2019
Spider Web Pendant
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Spider Web Pendant
10.10.2019
Spider Web Cuff
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Spider Web Cuff
10.10.2019
Rainbow Ring
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Rainbow Ring
10.10.2019
Rainbow Choker
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Rainbow Choker
10.10.2019
Pyramid iPhone Case
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Pyramid iPhone Case
10.10.2019
Occasional Tables in the Moorish Taste with Bone Inlay
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Occasional Tables in the Moorish Taste with Bone Inlay
10.10.2019
Lunchbox Cage Bag
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Lunchbox Cage Bag
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Tablecloth
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Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Tablecloth
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Placemat
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Placemat
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Napkins
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Hand Dyed Belgian Linen Napkins
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Tea Towel
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Tea Towel
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Embroidered Napkins
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Embroidered Napkins
10.10.2019
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Cocktail Napkins
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Hand Dyed & Stitched Linen Cocktail Napkins
10.10.2019
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe by Zdenka Badvinac
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe by Zdenka Badvinac
10.10.2019
Circle iPhone Case
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Circle iPhone Case
10.10.2019
Thomas Barger Chair
SFA Selects / Art
Thomas Barger Chair
10.10.2019
Chris Wolston Chair
SFA Selects / Art
Chris Wolston Chair
10.10.2019
Central American Hardwood Tumbler
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Central American Hardwood Tumbler
10.10.2019
Candle Holder
SFA Selects / Design
Candle Holder
10.10.2019
Candle
SFA Selects / Design
Candle
10.10.2019
Cage iPhone Case
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Cage iPhone Case
10.10.2019
Bauhaus iPhone Case
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Bauhaus iPhone Case
10.10.2019
B.A.S.E.C. Yellow Metal Bomber Jacket
SFA Selects / Concept Store
B.A.S.E.C. Yellow Metal Bomber Jacket
10.10.2019
Aloeuw Silk Foulard Scarf
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Aloeuw Silk Foulard Scarf
10.10.2019
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century
SFA Selects / Concept Store
Allen Ruppersberg Sourcebook: Reanimating the 20th Century
10.10.2019
"RHL" Hoodie
SFA Selects / Concept Store
"RHL" Hoodie
10.10.2019
"Queen" Hoodie
SFA Selects / Concept Store
"Queen" Hoodie
10.10.2019

Nick Glass discusses the ins and outs of advising with Lisa Schiff and other advisors at the top of their field.

Art News
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Art News
09.13.2019

Lisa Schiff discusses her craziest experience at an art opening following the grand opening of Pace Gallery's new Chelsea complex.

Tavares Strachan announces that a portion of the proceeds from his exhibition at Lisa Schiff's 45 White Street space will be donated to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

Artist Tavares Strachan announces a portion of the proceeds from his exhibition at SFA Advisory's 45 White Street will benefit Hurricaine Dorian relief funds.

Bahamian artist discusses the aftermath of Hurricane Dorain and the donation of proceeds to relief funds following his exhibition at Lisa Schiff's 45 White Street space.

Artist Tavares Strachan announces he will give proceeds from his New York exhibition at SFA Advisory to hurricane relief efforts in the Bahamas.

Tavares Strachan Opening
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Tavares Strachan Opening
09.04.2019

Cocktails to celebrate the opening of Neville Wakefield's third curatorial selection with artist Tavares Strachan.

Tavares Strachan
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Tavares Strachan
Smalls (from Hidden Histories series) ​ 09.04.2019

2018
Clear blue neon, transformers, limestone, paper, vinyl, collage
27 × 9 × 11 in

Curated by Neville Wakefield

On View September 4 — November 7, 2019

Lisa Schiff is among Galerie Magazine's six women changing the art world. Through innovation, she is reinventing how artwork is viewed, collected, and sold.

Pilar Viladas breaks down Lisa Schiff's non-gallery space at 45 White Street, her incomparable SFA Advisory advising firm, and her recently launched art and environment initiative, One All Every. 

An art advisor breaking the mould is Lisa Schiff, who launched her first space in Tribeca, New York, on 29 May. The two-storey venue houses her advisory firm, an exhibition space and concept store, where she plans to sell limited-edition pieces and one-off commissions, although she will not represent artists. The main impetus to launch the space came from a need to sell secondary-market works acquired by her clients over the years. ‘We rarely work with people who just sell their walls; most of our clients’ [works] go into storage, so we have to be able to move things out. The whole hypocrisy about reselling is so ridiculous,’ says Schiff.

R.C. Gibbs Opening
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R.C. Gibbs Opening
07.15.2019

Cocktails to celebrate the opening of Neville Wakefield's second curatorial selection with artist R.C. Gibbs.

R C Gibbs
45 White Window / Archive / 2019-2020 #
R C Gibbs
Terminal 3 07.15.2019

Acrylic on board under printed glass
41.73 × 31.3 in (106 × 79.5 cm)

​Curated by Neville Wakefield

On View July 15 — September 3, 2019

The theme of climate change is in the air, but the art fair is only beginning to tackle how business must change.

Art Basel in Switzerland is the world's most important art fair: it is where the ultra-rich come to spend millions of euros on some of the world's most famous artworks. It is the perfect opportunity to examine the state of the global art market.

Art and design collides in a selection of inventive lighting, eco eyewear and a double swing.

The Tribeca Citizen shares Artforum's reports on Lisa Schiff's new advisory space on White Street. 

45 White Housewarming
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45 White Housewarming
05.29.2019

Cocktails to celebrate the opening of the new SFA space designed by RP Miller. With Lisa Schiff and SFA Advisory Team

Nicholas Galanin
45 White Window / Archive / 2019-2020 #
Nicholas Galanin
Let Them Enter Dancing and Showing Their Faces: Shaman 05.29.2019

2018
Monoprint
21 × 30 in

​Curated by Neville Wakefield 

On View May 29 — July 14, 2019

The New York-based adviser Lisa Schiff talks with Anny Shaw about her plan to open a new exhibition venue that’s ‘more living room than white cube’.

Bringing together a diverse cast of notable art world figures, including Lisa Schiff, this panel examines the question: what does it mean to be a collector today? Charting major shifts in the art market—from its global proliferation through art fairs, social media, and increasing speculation from investors—how has the notion and practice of collecting changed over the last quarter century? What are the mid- and long-term effects of these shifts, and what role does the art community at large play in cultivating connoisseurship over investment?

To explore the urgent issue of the gender imbalance on the art market, the symposium hosted a session Women Artists on the Market. Clare McAndrew (Arts Economics) provided the statistics to outline the scope of the problem, Lisa Schiff (Schiff Fine Art) shared her experience on demand for women artists and Vanessa Carlos (Carlos/Ishikawa) brought her expertise as a gallerist on a question of equal representation. Anny Shaw (The Art Newspaper), who has written extensively on the topic, moderated the talk.

Lisa Schiff, along with Brooke Lampley, Cheyenne Westphal, and Leila Taghinia - Milani Heller discuss the role of women in the art world, including market-trends and speculation.

John Gerrard: Solar Reserve
Talks & Projects
John Gerrard: Solar Reserve
07.12.2018

A recent addition to LACMA’s collection, John Gerrard’s public installation Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) 2014 is a digital simulation, displayed on a large-scale LED wall, that recreates a Nevada solar thermal power plant and the surrounding desert landscape. At the center of this virtual world is a tower encircled by 10,000 mirrors that adjust their positions according to the location of the sun in order to reflect light on the tower to generate electricity. Originally exhibited by Public Art Fund, the work was bought by Leonardo DiCaprio before being donated to and installed at LACMA under the guidance of Lisa Schiff. 

Art As an Agent for Change: Porky Hefer’s Endangered Collaboration with Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation explores how art can serve as an important means to stimulate discussions about environmental issues, specifically the importance of biodiversity and the need to protect endangered species. Using artist Porky Hefer’s compelling sculptural seating pods as an example, panelists Lisa Schiff, Trevyn McGowan, Terry Tamminen, and the artist himself discuss how art, design, and conservation perspectives can be powerfully integrated.

MvVO ART, an innovative New York-based art venture, invites art lovers to discover a new generation of artists drawn from Advertising & Commercial Art. Says Founder & CEO Maria van Vlodrop, “AD ART SHOW is a platform for discovering exciting new emerging artists that come from a historically rich landscape– following in the footsteps of Warhol, Magritte, Rockwell, O’Keefe, Hopper, Haring, Rosenquist and so many others with dual careers in art and commercial art.”

Gallerists and Art Advisors: How Should they Work Together. David Juda of Annely Juda Fine Art, Claes Nordenhake of Galerie Nordenhake, and Lisa Schiff discuss the intersecting roles of gallerists and art advisors. 

Art Advisor Lisa Schiff, and curators Lauri Firstenberg and Marika Kielland attend Frieze. 

A discussion with art adviser, Lisa Schiff, on what drives collectors to collect.

Lisa Schiff, founder of art advisory Schiff Fine Art, discusses "Art and Billions – Part 2." 

The ICA welcomes contemporary art specialist and New York adviser, Lisa Schiff, to speak in their "Culture Now" segment. 

Midori House, March 7, 2012. Interview time: 47 minutes 

New York art advisor, Lisa Schiff, attends the LA Art Biannual Benefit Auction.