Our Collecting Philosophy

Art is a powerful tool. It can distinguish a home with interesting objects that offer pleasure, contemplation or conversation. In a public or corporate space it can send a powerful message, and create communication and interaction between people who might not otherwise have reason to connect. Think about extraordinary public artworks that draw tourists from faraway places.  The same awe and respect can be created on an intimate scale, as well. When consulting with my clients, I seek first to educate and enhance their experience of looking at and understanding art, in addition to creating an appreciation for new forms of cultural practice. Happiness, aesthetic enhancement, education, a new point of view, and even social change is possible through exposure to great works of art.

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About Victoria Burns

Victoria Burns has a degree in art history from Northwestern University. After having lived most of her adult life in Chicago, with a brief stint in Berlin, she moved to Los Angeles in 2010.

Burns has over 30 years of experience in the international art market. With a commitment to connoisseurship and investment portfolio development, Burns advises both new and experienced collectors on building art collections that reflect the client’s personal vision, enhance their home or office environments, and contribute to their wealth. She consults on the acquisition of objects in all media, with an expertise in Modern and Contemporary Art. Burns has long-standing relationships with top international art galleries, museums, auction houses and private dealers, and attends major arts events, insuring her access to the best material on the market.

Throughout her career, Burns has advised corporate clients on fine art acquisitions and educational programs for their employees. Clients include: the MacArthur Foundation, Harris Associates, Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and Hines Developers among others. In addition, Burns has also advised private clients in Los Angeles, Vail, Detroit, Chicago, New York City and Miami.

Burns is a member of The Association of Professional Art Advisors. She is also a member of Art Here and Now and the Modern and Contemporary Art Council at Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Curator’s Council at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles and is a member of the national organization Art Table.

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Nicole Kutz, Curatorial Assistant

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Nicole Kutz joined Victoria Burns Art Advisory as a curatorial assistant in 2017 upon moving to Los Angeles. Nicole has a Master in Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design along with a Bachelor of Advertising and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Georgia. She has worked in Public Relations as a designer, galleries in both Atlanta and Los Angeles and curates for an online art streaming application.

A visual artist as well, Nicole has paintings in private collections across the country. Her passion for the arts along with a background in graphic design, arts management and digital art curation feeds into multiple facets of VBAA.

For additional inquiries, email Nicole at nicole@burnsartadvisory.com

 

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