We admire them. Treasure them. Collect them. Put significant financial resources toward obtaining them. Place our trust in those who broker their sale and procurement on our behalf. Yet the buying and selling of art, antiquities, collectibles, and wine occurs in one of the last remaining and largest unregulated marketplaces in the world, rife with the potential of fraud, imposters, and financial risk.
Whether it’s a Jackson Pollock painting, a Jeff Koons sculpture, the Hammer Stradivarius, an Athenian amphora, a bottle of shipwrecked 1907 Heidsieck, or Mark Wells’ 1980 Olympic gold medal, the K2 Intelligence team understands the intricacies of the markets in which these rare artifacts are bought and sold. Equally as important, we understand the cast of characters who are operatives in these markets. We provide you with transparency into this often opaque world to ensure your transactions are legitimate.
Our team of former specialist prosecutors and law enforcement investigators collaborate closely with art history, art market, asset tracking, and forensic accounting experts to conduct discreet market research surrounding reputation, practices, transaction history, and sale investigations on your behalf. Whether you are a collector, an artist, a dealer, a law firm, a lender, an insurance company, or a cultural institution, our team is ready to assist with protecting your financial interests and the interests of those you represent.
When issues of rights, provenance, and authenticity arise, clients also turn to K2 Intelligence for support in fact-finding, witness location, and evidence-gathering services. Through extensive due diligence, we prepare referrals and liaison with law enforcement and other appropriate authorities.