ARTWORKS

A unique blend of talented artists that allows
us to offer you such a diverse range of artworks.

Creativity takes courage.

Henri Matisse

ABOUTARTFORM

Founded in 2001 by Sofia Costa Freire, ARTFORM is a vibrantly creative consultancy that offers end-to-end service for clients who are passionate about their art and investments. We advise those interested in art – with newly started or already established collections – purchasing, managing and cataloging their works. We act in all stages, from advising on the acquisition of works and negotiation to transportation, assembly, storage,  and insurance policies. Our team is totally dedicated to hiring, running and curating projects and art installations.

Our mission is to deliver innovative ideas and expert advice for architects, interior designers, art collectors and image – conscious businesses worldwide. Through our know-how, we understand the inner workings of the market, looking for the best opportunities, according to resources and objectives in the medium and long term of each collector, and each art project on a bespoke basis. Assertive acquisitions and heritage preservation will always be a concrete objective of our team. At ARTFORM we are constantly monitoring and analyzing movements in the primary and secondary markets, as well as auction results.

Over the last twenty years we have established a significant internacional network of relationships for our clients with curators, gallery owners, museum directors as well as contemporary artists.

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Sofia Costa Freire

Executive Director

Her future was set on an Economics degree, but she soon realized that her business was the Art Business… Sofia studied at Sotheby’s Institute, wrote a thesis on artist Paula Rego and worked at Sotheby’s London office, followed by Palacio do Correio Velho in Lisbon.

She advises various clients, collectors, interior designers and Architecture firms.

Furthermore, she has edited two books on artworks represented in private collections, “KWY/Nouveaux Réalistes” and “Pintura Alemã Contemporânea em colecções Portuguesas”, as well as a monograph of Nikias Skapinakis.

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Catarina Boto Machado

General Coordinator

When she decided to continue her secondary studies at a professional design school her family was fairly supportive, not because they wanted her to, but because she didn’t give anyone a chance to think otherwise… Catarina is like that. The natural process followed, a degree in design from IADE. She dipped her toes in graphic design working at Journal Público, this made her realize that she needed a more creative challenge.

With her keen interest on aesthetics, when challenged by our project she gladly accepted and has spoiled us with her energy and good mood. Catarina Machado is our general-coordinator.

The object of art
is to give life a shape.

William Shakespeare

OURSERVICES

Collaboration and creativity are key: our service depends on finding exactly the right artwork for every client.

“SITE-SPECIFIC” WORKS/COMMISSIONS

“SITE-SPECIFIC” WORKS/COMMISSIONS

We can manage the process of commissioned and integrated artworks for your interior and exterior spaces. The direct access to our artists and extensive experience gives us the certainty that projects proceed smoothly and your commission will be delivered successfully.

ART STRATEGY

ART STRATEGY

We insure we fully understand your artistic preferences and take into account any artwork you own already, as well as the characteristics of your physical space, interiors scheme and financial budget. We can accompany you on visits to studios, galleries and art fairs or hang our own gallery for you to inspect and select your art in private.

CATALOGUING

CATALOGUING

If you have an existing collection, an audit is a good place to start and will allow us to gain a full understanding of the artworks you have, as well as facilitate an up to date evaluation for insurance or sale purposes. We will provide a full catalogue with artwork data and photographs.

FRAMING - SHIPPING - INSTALLATION

FRAMING - SHIPPING - INSTALLATION

We have long-standing relationships with multiple framers ranging from museum quality and antique framers to lower cost solutions, and have excellent knowledge of the full range of mounting and display methods, so we can best provide you a customized service that complements your interiors, meets your budget and both protects and enhances your artwork.
We are experienced in shipping art worldwide to and from the most remote destinations taking care of insurance, customs clearance, duty payments and storage as required. We utilize installation teams that are experienced, reliable, cost effective and can provide all required methods to work even on the most complex project.

CONTACT-ARTISTS

CONTACT-ARTISTS

Our service depends on finding exactly the right work for every project. We therefore continuously monitor and research contemporary artists on a global basis. As independent art consultants we do not act as agents for artists as we select work based on its suitability for each project, however we are always interested in discovering new talent.
If you would like us to consider your work, please send a link to your website or a selection of images (10 MB máx.)

Simplicity is the
ultimate sophistication

Leonardo Da Vinci

CONTACTUS

Mon-Fri: 10:00 | 18:00
Closed: 13:00 | 14:00
Sat: 10:00 | 14:00
Sunday: Closed

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