Stephen Foster Fine Arts is an advisory serving the interests of private collectors, investors, and art institutions. Our primary objective is to represent clients in matters involving the sale or acquisition of works, the composition of coherent collections, and the preparation of investment portfolios.
We recommend that collectors and investors consider, as their best and safest opportunities, the purchase of works that participated in major historical moments considered key to defining what is most relevant to developments in the arts of the twentieth century. It is this work, regardless of its successive redefinitions, that will always be undeniable, and it is this work from which all other related work from the period takes its measure.
What applies to the twentieth century arts as a whole, applies with no less force in the context of mid / late twentieth century American art. Embracing, as they do, the very facts of art, the crisis of modernism, cultural communications, and the cultural instrumentality of the arts, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Minimalism and other expressions of radical re-directions in the arts, take their place in a long historical line of cultural revolutions, assert themselves as pivotal bearers of cultural values, and emerge as foremost among their delivery systems.
In our advisory capacity, the firm engages its clients, or their authorized representatives, directly and with no mediation. Our relationship to the client is one of "consultant," and it is to the client that we are directly responsible and accountable.
Every effort is made to enforce the integrity of business procedures, to guarantee and control the safety of the work, and to insure the confidentiality of the client.