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 Ltd is 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.