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We advise you on the Purchase of a work of art or building up a collection.

Our advice and assessments are based on over 150 years of successful activity in the international art trade and many years of experience. Quality and authenticity are our top priorities in artwork acquisition.

Working closely with our experienced conservators, we offer first-class expertise in the appraisal and valuation of works of art. We support you individually in the design of your art collection and take into account current trends on the art market.

If we successfully broker a work of art outside our gallery offer, we charge a commission of 10% of the agreed value, including all costs. In the event of an unsuccessful referral, no fees will be charged.

Bequeathing art, especially with regard to inheritance tax aspects, is particularly advantageous. We are happy to provide tax advice or recommend an expert.

We advise on the Sale of an artwork or your collection.

Thanks to our global network of museums, auction houses, galleries and collectors, you have the opportunity to sell your artwork in the best possible way.

In a conversation we will develop the best sales strategy with you and offer you the advantages of our gallery on the art market. As a rule, you will save more money if you sell your work through our art consultancy instead of selling it privately. We assure you absolute discretion and guarantee a fast processing of the payment.

If we successfully broker your artwork outside our gallery, we charge a commission of 10% of the agreed price, including all costs. In the event of an unsuccessful referral, no fees will be charged.

In the placement of artworks we rely on our AAA art – business model

What is AAA art?

AAA art is a new business model of Galerie Paffrath that stands for transparency and trust. Hans Paffrath’s concept is based on a “three pillar programme” that strategically engages with the core functions of trading in art:

A – Creditworthiness of the seller

Over the past 30 years, Galerie Paffrath has sold more than 8000 paintings worldwide without a single complaint. This is not only a warranty, furthermore it is a fundamentally important prerequisite for processing transactions.

A – Quality on behalf of Galerie Paffrath

The gallery is a brand of trust and an owner-managed structure that has been successful for five generations in the art market. Solid market knowledge and reputation are the foundation of high quality.

A – Binding rules for transparency

From now on, the gallery only works with a flat fee of 5% for the seller plus VAT on the brokerage (commission). This self-committing guarantee in the sales process is new in the art trade.