Private Sales

Ackerman’s Fine Art specializes in buying and selling major works of art in the secondary market. We have developed an exclusive network of seasoned art professionals, wealth management firms, art institutions and private collectors from around the world. While we pride ourselves on transparency, Ackerman’s is sensitive to maintaining the utmost privacy of our clients. We are also committed to maximizing value through careful evaluation, due diligence, market expertise and connoisseurship.


Art Advisory and Private Collection Development

Ackerman’s works hand-in-hand with established collectors to value, refine, and expand their collections.  We confer with the collector about potential pieces to purchase, works to move out of their collection, and the method in which to do so. 

Ackerman’s offers expertise in locating and purchasing important 19th & 20th Century works of art from around the world. 

For new collectors, Ackerman’s advisory group works hands-on to educate and help them gain the confidence needed to invest in fine art. We expose new collectors to the many different genres of 19th & 20th Century investment art, with the goal of building a valuable and diversified collection that they will cherish for a lifetime.

Combining our knowledge and experience with that of our vast network of scholars and art professionals around the world, we provide expert advice to private, corporate, and institutional clients. Ackerman’s assists clients with authentication, valuation, restoration, framing and hanging, and negotiating private sales and purchases. We also help clients build, refine, and divest their collections with a level of personalized service, transparency, and integrity unmatched in the art world.

Authentication Services

Ackerman’s provides authentication services for works by most 19th & both Century artists. We consult with the recognized expert or governing body for a particular artist and obtain Certificates (and letters) of Authenticity as necessary. Unfortunately, there are many individuals and galleries that misrepresent themselves as experts, and collectors often pay for COA’s which are of no value. In cases where no recognized expert exists for a particular artist, Ackerman’s will consult with art historians and other industry professionals to determine authenticity. AFA also assists clients with provenance and verification services.