Heidi Lee Komaromi, AAA
‚ÄúHeidi has guided clients in building first-class international collections of contemporary art.‚Äù¬†-Michael Gitlitz, Marlborough Gallery Director
New York-based art advisor, Heidi Lee Komaromi has 16 years of experience in the art world, specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art.¬† In 2002, she founded¬†HLK Art Group¬†to¬†build and manage collections for¬†individuals, estates and Fortune 500 companies where she¬†has been responsible for all aspects of collection management (ie. art acquisitions, curation, cataloguing, inventory control, market analysis, and logistics).¬†She¬†has worked with numerous auction houses and galleries as well as companies such as UBS, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, Capital Group, Exxon, and A.T. Kearney.
She has acquired and evaluated over 3,000 works of Contemporary and Modern art from emerging and established artists such as Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Damien Hirst, Ellsworth Kelly and Mark Rothko, among many others.¬†Having¬†dealt¬†extensively with the art market, she¬†has an encyclopedic¬†knowledge of art and a keen ability to source and evaluate fine art objects.
She was¬†a Director at¬†Artnet, the world‚Äôs largest art data company¬†as well as a Director at¬†a 30 year old British gallery,¬†Waterhouse & Dodd. Prior to that in¬†2010, Heidi founded¬†EditionedArt, the first online gallery to feature a curated selection of limited editions by contemporary artists. Recently, she co-built¬†a multimillion-dollar art inventory for¬†Twyla, an e-commerce¬†site funded by Silicon Valley investors GV, Redpoint and IVP.
Heidi holds a master‚Äôs degree from Christie‚Äôs Education and is a USPAP qualified art appraiser.
During¬†the initial consultation,¬†we take great care to listen and fully understand your needs, rather than just direct you blindly. Once we figure out what your goals, tastes and intentions are,¬†we collaborate with you to devise a customized strategy around¬†your specified budget and set up a timeline to get started. We guide you through the entire art acquisition process from looking at works of art together to the physical¬†installation to inventory management‚Äìalways ensuring the best possible service.
We work with a vetted network of art professionals and service providers in the field to¬†investigate authenticity, provenance, condition, materials analysis and historical value. We also have access to the best market data in the industry and work closely with art insurance agents, estate planners, tax advisors, restorers, and shippers.
Because of¬†our trusted and proven art expertise, extensive art market knowledge, and meticulous due diligence¬†HLK provides top notch art advice and services.
Core Advisory Services
* ART ACQUISITIONS ‚Äì¬†We¬†give access to¬†top quality artists¬†(emerging, mid-career or blue-chip) and carefully research and evaluate each object for authenticity, condition, title and provenance.
*¬†COLLECTION MANAGEMENT ‚Äì¬†We use¬†secured software¬†to digitally catalogue art objects and meticulously document all¬†details of each object.¬†We can¬†accurately track collection movements¬†by recording all acquisition details and related information (images, insurance quotes, invoices, etc.). We can also provide extensive research and due diligence as well as conduct maintenance checks.
*¬†EXHIBITION PLANNING ‚Äì¬†We¬†curate shows¬†for private and corporate clients and execute commissioned art projects.
*¬†DEACCESSIONS ‚Äì¬†We can¬†evaluate your art collection¬†or artist estate and advise on¬†sales or¬†donations.
*¬†ART EVALUATIONS ‚Äì¬†We can provide¬†detailed analysis on artist markets¬†and advise on pricing based on comprehensive data-driven research.
JP Morgan Chase
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Carbone and Molloy
AXA Art Insurance
Appraisers Assoc. of America