Modern and Postwar Art. Impressionism. Expressionism. Pop Art. Old Masters. Eastern and Islamic art.
Kristiane is fascinated by the digitalisation of information and assets of any kind. She sees a great future in the digitalisation of art, the use of blockchain to register art, NFTs and bitcoin as a payment system for art.
Art has become an important asset class. Although most collectors buy art for love, their investment also has to make commercial sense.
We are based between London, Germany and Switzerland with an international network of art professionals in the USA, China, Europe and the Middle East. These include private collectors and corporate clients, leading museums, curators, and art market specialists such as valuers, art law and tax advisors, auctioneers and restorers as well as art finance specialists and lenders, journalists, event organisers, art critics and security personnel.
Kristiane Backer’s Fine Art consultancy is 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. Kristiane has an excellent network of contacts world-wide and has successfully sold blue chip paintings of different genres to art collectors, galleries, museums and investors. She also advises collectors in building their collections. Kristiane is involved in several cultural projects and is engaged in intercultural dialogue. With a personal interest in Islamic art, Kristiane also sources and advises on Islamic art – from contemporary to historic Qurans, Miniatures and artefacts.
We offer a personal service assisting with all aspects of buying and selling art works and collections- from private sales to auction sales and acquisitions. We help with auction bidding and negotiate best deals when selling at auction.
We source exclusive off market opportunities for our clients that cater to their specific interests in line with their short, medium and long term strategy of collecting. We assist with due diligence and market analyses as well as questions of authenticity, certification, condition, conservation, insurance, transportation, export and security, escrow services as well as framing and hanging. We can arrange the release of equity from an art work or a collection and even generate an annual income from art while keeping the art work in place.
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.
Our Services entail
• Bonded Warehouses
• Brokerage & • Customs Clearance
• Collection Management
• Free Trade Zones
• Inventory Management
• Online (Pre-planned route reconnaissance)
• Track & Trace
Baraka Consultants are committed to the transparency and integrity of our business, and the trusted relationships we have with our clients and partners. The EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5AMLD) came into effect on 10th January 2020, and participants operating in the art market both in the UK and in the EU that fall within the scope of the Directive, must comply. The impact of the UK’s implementation of 5MLD is that Baraka Consultants have applied to HMRC to be a regulated entity for anti-money laundering purposes; the enforcement of which is carried out by HMRC under UK law.
These principles will apply to all clients, whether existing or new; including our clients located outside of the UK. The checks required and the records that we must keep are similar to the Know Your Client ‘KYC’ and Customer Due Diligence requirements of other regulated industries, such as law firms and banks. We appreciate your cooperation in assisting us to meet our legal obligations.
Kristiane Backer has been active in the field of Arts, Culture and Music since she began 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 curated 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 blue chip paintings of different genres to collectors, galleries and investors. She also advises collectors in building their collections. Kristiane is involved in several cultural projects and is engaged in intercultural dialogue.
With a background on international TV as a presenter and public speaker, she regularly chairs conferences and interviewed a variety of artists for cultural projects of the German Embassy in London.
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 culture and entertainment, ‘The Ticket NBC’ on NBC Europe. Kristiane hosted a travel show for a number of years on Travel Channel and She studied all aspects of the art market during art business courses at Sotheby’s institute and Christie’s including art law, art valuations, art curating and art history. The latter she also studied at City Lit. Kristiane Backer advises high net worth individuals on alternative assets such as Art, Real Estate and Bitcoin.