‘At Christie’s I was an auctioneer, one of the youngest, and was shortlisted for a Spear’s Young Turk award. At the lunch for that I met the winner, Nick Campbell, and we’ve been working together on and off ever since,’ says Tom Best of The Auction Collective.
Following Best's work at Christie’s on contemporary art and a stint working for charities raising money through art auctions, he and Campbell started conducting pop-up affordable art events, but the Covid-19 pandemic forced a pivot to supporting online sales for other people.
Now the company offers a platform for auctions and sales for charities and individual artists, circumventing the big auction houses. They have just completed an investment round to launch new software and are expanding their corporate and private client advisory service.
Rank: Top Recommended
Top Recommended 2022, Art Advisers