Simone is a professional art advisor for new and established private collectors, foundations and corporations across the United States and abroad. Simone specializes in the acquisition and sale of Post-War and Contemporary art, as well as select curatorial projects. Every collection is tailored towards the client’s individual interests, passions and goals. Whether it is the genesis of a collection, or the fine-tuning of an existing collection, Simone is committed to the growth and longevity of each client’s experience with art.
Simone is a native of Kansas City, MO, and has spent over twenty years working in the international art world. Simone built degrees in Art History and English Literature at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, into leadership roles in the New York City gallery world. As director of several prominent art galleries, Simone produced scores of exhibitions, participated in multiple international art fairs and curated numerous independent projects. Directly out of college, Simone worked for Jason McCoy Inc., where she went on to become Director, and for whom she founded a satellite gallery in Kansas City, MO. Simone has also been Director of Barbara Mathes Gallery and Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, whose diverse programs span several sectors of the art market. Simone is an active member of ArtTable and NADA, the New Art Dealers Alliance.
Simone is selective, applying rare insight into the inner workings of galleries and proficient in varying dimensions of the art market. Simone’s experience and relationships from twenty years working within galleries is significant and provides her clients an unusually elevated level of access to the highest quality works by sought after artists such as Diana Al-Hadid, Louise Bourgeois, Jim Hodges, Hans Hofmann, Volker Hüller, Robert Indiana, Franz Kline, Kenneth Noland, Frank Stella, James Welling and Tom Wesselmann.
Simone is headquartered in New York City. Establishing her art advisory in 2011, she maintains a diverse clientele across the United States and abroad. Simone invests the time and attention required to build a collection that is exciting, personal, passionate, challenging and enlightening.
The origin of all new client relationships begins with an in-depth, one-on-one, confidential conversation designed to understand the client’s tastes and interests. From here, artists and artworks are envisioned, researched and sourced. Looking and experiencing are an active part of Simone’s philosophy, as a result, clients are encouraged to attend galleries, museum shows and art fairs with Simone to become fluent visually and emotionally in connecting with art. Over time, Simone is able to work independently on the client’s behalf, serving as eyes and ears on her daily travels in the art world.
Simone works with a select group of published Interior Designers in the acquisition of art for domestic and corporate settings. Simone understands and respects the desire to complete a project efficiently and conscientiously, while maintaining a unique and personalized environment.
The significance of bridging the gap between historical and contemporary art is a personal insight and passion evident in Simone’s curating. Through special curatorial projects and exhibitions, Simone endorses the ideology that contemporary artists are not only making history but also joining history.