New York Times

New York Times

The Art of Buying Art, With the Help of an Adviser

May 27, 2007

You're ready to start collecting "real art." Unfortunately, you don't know a Klee from a Kiefer and think that Chuck Close drew the Bugs Bunny cartoons. Or maybe you have bought some pieces from up-and-coming (a k a unknown) artists and want to move to more established ones. Perhaps you're a more experienced collector who has fallen in love with a painting but wondered whether it was worth its hefty price. You are not alone. 

Financial Advisory IQ

Financial Advisory IQ

Art Appreciation as a Lure for Ultra-Wealthy Clients

November 2015

But the idea of financial advisors linking client development to the art world isn’t new, says Leslie Rankow, who advises collectors in New York and earns a commission on their purchases. In addition to Morgan Stanley’s Blue Rider Group, she mentions Citigroup’s Private Bank Art Advisory & Finance and UBS in general.

Financial Advisor IQ

Financial Advisor IQ

Keep Art-Loving Clients From Ghastly Mistakes

October 24, 2013

New analytical tools have made the fine-art market more transparent than it used to be. But that’s not saying much. Advisors with art-loving clients should avoid directing their purchases, let alone building them into a financial plan, say those with experience. 

LUX- Luxury Lifestyles Magazine

LUX- Luxury Lifestyles Magazine

The LUX Test

Summer 2008

When it comes to buying art, which city ranks top for new talent, which is best for convenience, and which houses the greatest boutique galleries? Sophie Grove puts New York, London and Berlin to the test.

NEW YORK: HOTTIP - Enlist an art consultant
Fine art guru, Leslie Rankow, is a good barometer. Or, look up a specialist on NYC's trusted ArtRegister. But remember to buy what you love. And don't forget to stop off at the Chelsea branch of Comme des Garçons, where the daring fashion collections are part of an ever-changing art installation. www.leslierankow.com