Kent Muer’s work as an artistic consultant in Aspen, Colorado is not to be confused with the occupation of art consultant, which encompasses the work of an art student with a good eye for interior design. An art consultant would, among other skills, exhibit an eye for the display of artwork. Art consultants are sought out by hotels, corporations, businesses and private art collectors who are concerned with the proper display and care of fine art, and the environments where these displays are best mounted. Art consultants are hired to assist art connoisseurs and businesses in purchasing suitable art works, either for a personal collection, for an impressive art display and collection for hotels, or for investment. An art consultant marries the personal preferences and styles of clients with their wide knowledge of their own knowledge of the art world, recommending artists and works and searching out auctions and art sales to acquire pieces for a collection.
A knowledge of art and design is necessary, as each separate display project encompasses the need for discriminating selection, the proper and harmonious fit of décor and art pieces, discriminating choices of framing and fit, and ability to appraise value based upon popularity of the art style and the artists themselves. Art consultants also have a wide range of knowledge and associations with galleries and artists, to offer the widest range of selections to clients, including resources to commission special artworks for budgets and space. An eye for detail, excellent public relations skills, and an up-to-the- minute knowledge of the art world are the qualities of the best art consultants.