Arch + Company
Toronto + Grand Cayman
Thoughtfully placed Fine Art
can do wonders to help enhance your brand
Arch & Company Fine Arts provides support and advice to corporate and
institutional collectors wishing to lift morale and enrich their corporate culture by
building purposeful collections of fine art and meaningful public installations in
Art makes people happy! Its true; thanks to magnetic
resonance and CT scan research, we know that art can
and will lift the mood and boost the morale of people
sitting near it. Art affects the dopamine centres in a
positive way, much the same as hearing a favourite
song or unexpectedly running into an old friend.
Arch & Company Fine Arts is a leading source for
curatorial services to the corporate, institutional
and private collector. We create innovative art
programs that inspire creativity, spark innovation
and lift morale. Clients worldwide depend upon
us to build and manage their collections, discover
new artists and report art market trends as they happen.
We are pleased to be endorsed by The Law Office Management Society
(TLOMA) as an official vendor and service provider.
Arch & Company is a member of the Toronto Board of Trade, the
Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA) and a proud
supporter of the Art Gallery of Ontario and the National Gallery of the
Integrational services and collection rotation; assessment of
acquired and prospective works.
Acquisition and sales amongst major,
established and emerging Art markets;
client representation in negotiations
and at auction; research and location
of Art per client
valuation of potential
Restoration and conservator services; framing and reframing;
Arch & Company Fine Arts has a
threefold mission; we advise
individual, small business, corporate and institutional collectors wishing to
enrich their corporate culture and improve public relations by building
purposeful collections and public exhibitions of fine art in the workplace.
Other services include portrait and memorial commissions and confidential
Secondly, we strive to promote the infinite variety of affirmative and
research based Fine Art across the globe and broker its finest to
collectors, investors and public institutions worldwide while
simultaneously seeking out exceptional new talent from emerging
art markets for our established clients.
Arch & Company also represents a select roster of
talent and curates a portfolio of work by
Canadian and International Artists.
What if your workspace
Antonio Arch is an Art
Consultant based in Toronto
could feel as glorious
and Grand Cayman,
specialising in bringing
as your favourite museum?
creativity and innovation to
private and institutional
clients by building purposeful
collections and meaningful
installations of Fine Art in
their public spaces. He is an
active member of the
Toronto Board of Trade and
the Canadian Liaison of the
Association for Research into
Crimes against Art (ARCA).
Art in a public place has the capacity to educate, enlighten and inspire visitors,
Fine Art has a profound effect on
Public Relations; it reinforces
investor and client confidence by
conveying your pride in your
Have you ever considered what art in the workplace does for morale?
The results are so incredible that we’re still trying to find ways to
tangibly measure the increases in job satisfaction and productivity.
Great art tangibly improves job satisfaction, productivity,
camaraderie, creativity and the sense of well being that only a thing
of beauty can bring about.
Have you ever witnessed employees gathering at the water cooler to
catch up on office gossip? Art in a public area is just like that water
cooler, only it looks better and people won't gossip; they will regard,
reflect and share ideas. If you want your employees to think
creatively, you must first offer them the raw materials of lateral
Arch & Company Fine Arts provides support and advice to corporate
and institutional collectors wishing to lift morale and enrich their
corporate culture by building purposeful collections of fine art and
meaningful public installations in their workplaces.
Pablo Picasso once said that "art washes away from the soul the dust
of everyday life." Imagine what it can do for offices.
Art pays for itself! Art is the only
investment that gives you a little bit of
return every time that you look at it. If that
isn’t reason enough, you’ll probably find at
the end of the fiscal year that your
purchase of Canadian Art was fully tax
deductible. Fine Art is an equitable
investment in beauty.
Art Screams at you. It sends a
message without you having to
say a word. Your art collection
tells the public that you care
deeply about your corporate
culture. Not only that, it’s a hard
copy receipt for your dedication to
Fine Art has a profound effect on Public
Relations; it reinforces investor and
client confidence by conveying your pride
in your organization
with an Art
Q: What is the single most
grave mistake collectors
make when buying art?
A: Buying art for its
investment potential or
letting a vendor convince
them that the purchase is
an excellent investment.
It’s very difficult to predict
whether or not an artist or
piece is a good investment in the long term and the chances are that
the person trying to sell you the piece is not equipped to give you that sort of investment advice.
Arch & Company for example, will never speculate on the investment potential of a work of art; that is
unless you are retaining us to report on the art market. If you want to invest in art, find a mutual fund
that pools money to make purchases of blue chip art for investment and later sale.
Q: What exactly is an art consultant?
A: The title is relatively new, having been coined and come into wide use and career descriptions for
only the last thirty years. It came about as a result of shrinking budgets for public funding and the
advent of corporate curating and private patronage. Whether you are an individual collector, outfitting a
company’s headquarters or managing a collection, you will want at least one Art Consultant with whom
you have a good working relationship and level of trust.
Q: Then what is an art advisor?
A: This is an entirely different sort of professional who comes in during the planning stages to help
decide that one percent for art is to be spent; to qualify as an Art Advisor the person cannot represent
an interest in a museum, vend an inventory, represent an artist or be paid or in any way renumerated or
rewarded by an artist or artist’s representative and is to be paid only the consulting fee agreed upon by
Q: And an Art Dealer?
A: A dealer is a vendor, usually an employee or shareholder of a gallery whose goal it is to sell, sell and
sell to meet their bottom line. There’s nothing wrong with using dealers and galleries as long as you
understand their MO and that it may run counter to the long term mission of your Art Program’s mission
Q: So which do we need?
A: If you are building from the ground up, revising your foundation’s collecting policies, using art in a
park or other public space, you will want to begin by consulting an Art Advisor, or Advisory Firm. The
Advisor once will retained will consult gallerists and consultants to determine the best possible Fine Art
for your project and offer suggestions.
If your company is embarking on a renovation and already has Fine Art, a program and an employee
committee in place, then look for a consulting firm or Art Consultant. Also use a consultant for services
such as collections management, conservation, or to find out how to integrate two collections as a result
of a marriage or merger.
If you are confident that you know exactly what you want, how much you want to spend and are
comfortable negotiating with a retail business, then visit a gallery and Dealer.
Q: If we hire a Consultant will we only be shown art from their inventory or artists whom they
A: Absolutely not. You should depend on your Consultant to give you a broad range of choices in art,
services and a scope and range of offerings that is only limited by your tastes, your mission or your
budget. You should expect an Art Consultant to keep you in the know about any and all new work
available, regardless of location, ownership or their stake in the sale.
Q: We had someone come in during the last renovation to spruce the place up with some art. Do we
really need to do this again so soon?
A: If you are happy with your space and find your environment pleasing, then no. You don’t. But
consider something as inexpensive as a dusting off and rotating of your collection helps the human eye
to see it all as if for the first time. If your collection is beginning to look its age, then bringing in a
consultant to help you to re-evaluate your needs is certainly going to be a lot more cost effective than
just going out and buying some new art.
Q: So what you’re trying to say is that there’s some subtle connection between the kind of art we
place in our office and the kind of people who walk in the door?
A: Yes, absolutely and there is nothing subtle about it. Not only do people stay longer in offices with art,
they are more comfortable and installations of Fine Art in the workplace have shown to attract and
retain talent. Imagine that in the current talent crunch, attracting the best people can be dictated by the
art on your walls?
Q: What are some sound alternatives to galleries and dealers for building a collection?
A: Visiting artists in their studio is can be an exciting excursion and educating experience for young
collectors. If you are not working with a consultant who will arrange this for you, try finding art and
artists you like through societies and associations that they are members of. Auctions can be a lot of fun
once you are a little more seasoned, know what you are looking for and what you want to spend.
Q: Where do most would-be collectors get duped and separated from their money for less than
desirable product? Where do you recommend against buying art?
A: Cruise ships!
It improves productivity. Art is a
gift to the people around you. The
installation of new art invokes
pride and inspires dialogue
between people who normally
don’t have an opportunity to
Sales & Service Notes
1. Items not purchased by Arch & Company which are
left on consignment and/or approval are often not
insurable to their full replacement value and must be
equally insured by the consignor’s household, studio
or company’s insurance.
2. We do not offer an exchange, refund or trade-in policy due to the delicate nature of fine art and antiquities’ post
installation vulnerabilities; any items accepted for exchange, partial or full refund are done so entirely at our
discretion and magnanimity.
3. Restoration and conservation are performed by qualified professionals; Arch & Company is however not responsible
for inherent changes in colour, texture or archivability of media as a result of such services.
4. Deposits are comprised in part by labour, hardware, materials purchased, storage, moving and installation fees and
thus cannot be refunded.
5. We do not make any implied or express representation concerning investment potential of Fine Art sold; we are not
financial consultants and the items purchased are ony guaranteed to be of the size, period, medium, artist and has
been accurately described according to the rules of archival description to the best of our knowledge and ability.
6. Contracts and bills of sale are to be construed enforced under the laws of Canada. Buyer agrees that exclusive
jurisdiction and venue for any legal, due diligence or equitable action be the laws and courts of Canada.
7. Due diligence research will be carried out by the Consultancy or their authorised agents; the Consultancy
therefore will be responsible for the results of such research and any and all expenses incurred as a lack of
due diligence, errors or omissions will be paid and/or borne by the Consultancy or their insurers.
8. At no time do transactions supersede the UNESCO Convention of 1970 on cultural property, antiquities,
looted items or the spoils of war. The Consultancy reserves the right to decline to broker or ship art or
antiquities which are not accompanied by certificates of authenticity, documents attesting to provenance or
copies of catalogue raisonnee
ARCH + COMPANY FINE ARTS
84 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R1B9, CANADA
+1(416) 928 1287
P O Box 165, George Town, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, B.W.I.
+1(786) 228 7019
A proud supporter of the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the
Association for Research into Crimes Against Art (ARCA)
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