Art Consultancy

Modern and Post War - Impressionism, Expressionism. Contemporary Art. Old Masters. Eastern and Islamic art.

We are based between London, Germany and Switzerland and have an international network of contacts in the art world from private collectors and corporate clients to leading museums, dealers, curators, restorers, art law and tax advisors as well as journalists, event organisers and art critics.

Discrete. Bespoke. Secure.

Most collectors buy art for love and at the same time they are looking at art as an investment. We offer a private service assisting with all aspects of buying and selling art works and collections- from purchasing art privately or at auction, the best way of selling, to questions of authenticity, certification, condition, conservation, framing and hanging, insurance, transportation, export and security.

Kristiane Backer

Kristiane Backer


Selection of artists we deal with


We can assist with security transportation of art, with operators following the art vehicle through any destination globally, including private aircraft charter for UHNW Clients. The art would be tracked with live-time reporting back to the client or family office, providing piece of mind until complete at the destination. Thereafter we also offer Residential or Venue Security if the client wishes to secure the art even further.

  • Online (Pre-planned route reconnaissance)
  • Track & Trace
  • Consultancy
  • Assaying
  • Free Trade Zones
  • Bonded Warehouses
  • Inventory Management
  • Trade Show Services
  • Customs Clearance & Brokerage


Art Consultant

Date of birth: 13.12.1965
Place of birth: Hamburg, Germany
Residence: London, UK

Language skills

Bilingual English-German,
Conversational: French, Italian
Basic: Arabic


Kristiane Backer has been active in the field of Arts, Culture and Music since she be-gan her professional life in Germany and now works as a Fine Art consultant based in London. Her focus is on Modern and Impressionist paintings as well as Post War and some Contemporary Art. Kristiane enjoys discovering talents and help giving them a platform. She takes a personal interest in Islamic and Eastern art and has cu-rated a major Art exhibition by the Egyptian Calligraphy Artist, Ahmed Moustafa, in Sarajevo in 1998. Kristiane has an excellent network of contacts world-wide and has successfully sold of blue chip paintings of different genres to collectors, galleries and investors.
Kristiane is involved in several cultural projects and is engaged in intercultural dia-logue.
She is now launching a new art initiative with her business partner Jonathan De Rin to provide minimum priced art guarantees to auction houses in order to give vendors certainly. Backer de Rin LLP will be supported by a small team of professionals headed by Kaiser Bank Art Escrow in Liechtenstein which manages over 26 billion of assets for high net worth individuals and including Boodle Hatfield LLP’s art le-gal team, as well as a small team of valuers.

With a background on international TV as a presenter and public speaker, she regu-larly chairs conferences and interviewed a variety of artists for cultural projects of the German Embassy in London.
During her education as a Radio Journalist in Germany her first celebrity interview was with Pop Artist Keith Haring.
At the age of 24 Kristiane became one of the leading presenters on MTV Europe. She interviewed most major artists and musicians of her time for over seven years. She created her own youth show in Germany and later presented a daily guide to cul-ture and entertainment, ‘The Ticket NBC’ on NBC Europe. She went on to present a monthly travel show for Travel Channel in Germany, and an interfaith show for Ebru TV.
Kristiane won several awards for her TV work, including the prestigious Golden Camera.

In 2012 Kristiane published her best- selling memoir ‘From MTV to Mecca’ in the UK. She gave extensive book talks in the UK and abroad. The original book was published in German; Dutch, Arabic, Indonesian, Malaysian and Urdu editions are available as well.
For more information please see her website


2016- 2017 Sotheby’s Institue of Art Art and Business, Art Law, Caring for one’s Collection, Art Histo-ry
2017- 2018 City Lit Art History- Art Evolutions – Modernism, German Ex-pressionism, What makes a Masterpiece
2018 Christies Education Art Business
1987 - 1989 Education radio journalist and producer, Radio Hamburg. First major interview: graffiti artist Keith Haring