TAG ARTS ART ADVISORY SERVICES was created in 2007 by Emily Greenspan. She initially started her firm while living in New York but is currently based in Los Angeles. Emily has been around the arts her whole life. Her family owned Newel Art Galleries, a prestigious antiques gallery in New York, where she worked for several years. Before that, she was an editor at Elle Decor, a well-known home-design magazine.
For the past 25 years, Emily has been buying and selling contemporary art. Her collecting philosophy is to find artists early in their career and continue to buy them as they develop into the mid-career stage. When Emily considers buying a piece of art, she uses “both her eyes and ears.” Her market knowledge and contacts determine whether a piece can be acquired for the right price, keeping in mind that purchasing art ties up real capital.
Furthermore, Emily assists clients who wish to downsize their collections, facilitating in the process of dispersing artwork through charitable gifts, auctions and secondary market sales. On occasion, she will also strategize with individual artists, offering development initiatives, innovative ideas and positioning guidance.
Emily currently serves on several committees at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and is an active contributor to their Exhibitions Fund. She was also involved with planning the Santa Monica Museum of Art’s annual INCOGNITO event and is a supporter of their new home in downtown Los Angeles, soon to be launched as the Institute of Contemporary Art, LA. She is an active supporter of the American Friends of the Israel Museum and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT. She serves on the Art Advisory Committee at Keck Medicine of University of Southern California and sits on the board of a non-profit organization called, CoachArt, which provides free lessons in the arts and athletics to children with chronic illnesses. Emily has appeared numerous times on television to share her art-world expertise, including episodes of NBC's Open House "Tips of the Trade."
Services are billed in one of three ways: hourly rate, annual retainer or commission per piece.
Services include the following:
- Personal consultation including art-collection program development
- Catalog and review of existing art collection
- Art allocation and budget planning
- Guided artist studio, museum, art fair and gallery tours
- Coordination of private art commissions
- Advice on framing, handling and installation
- Interior design consultation and collaboration
- Management of art programs for corporate collections
- Assistance with distribution of artwork to non-profit institutions