Collection strategy

We devise collection strategies to meet your aesthetic, investment and tax requirements.

Working with you, your interior designer or your architect, we define your needs, recommend works to divest and those to retain, and offer a visual long list of new acquisitions.

Our primary focus is on contemporary art, photography and design, and we maintain close relationships with experts in modern art, classics and antiquities.


Collectors' services

Art buying tours

city | art insider provides collecting clients efficient access to, and preferential pricing for art works at the best Parisian galleries, auctions, art fairs and private collections on buying visits.

Atelier visits

We can also take you directly to the studios of your preferred contemporary artists in their studios, or ateliers, with sufficient advance notice. 

Market data

When crafting a shortlist, we provide, where available, all relevant market data including transaction histories, reviews and future performance opinions. This frees you to enjoy making rewarding and well-researched art acquisitions.

Acquisition management

We manage all the details subsequent to your purchase(s), following up with vendors to ensure safe transportation, and where available, installation in your office or home collection.


What our clients are collecting...

Here is a selection among the pieces bought by our collectors in 2016. Paintings, drawings, photos or lithographs, they found their place on private and corporate walls, with much pride and pleasure!

“[Caroline Etter’s] extensive knowledge of the art community meant that she could put together a portfolio of potential artists that really suited our tastes.

It was obvious that the galleries knew and respected her. As a result, those who met us were welcoming and attentive.
— Laurie, Toronto

Be assured that we work exclusively in your interest. While we enjoy the confidence of artists and galleries, we only represent buyers.