The History of LVH Art
Lawrence Van Hagen is the founder of LVH Art, an independent art advisory service, dealing in post-war, modern and contemporary art, as well as the curator of the renowned ‘What’s Up’ exhibitions taking place in London, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. Furthermore, LVH Art is engaged in further curatorial projects.

Operating in partnership with Smart Fine Arts Ltd. (1991), LVH Art is committed to advising clients on particular purchases as well as assessing each client’s individual needs to build their collection. We tailor our services in order to suit the most unique requirements with upmost discretion and confidentiality. We seek out the most innovative artworks through a careful selection and extensive research from galleries, institutions, private art foundations, fairs, biennials, artists’ studios and private collections around the world.

The What's Up exhibitions on the other hand, present dynamic surveys of carefully selected fine art pieces, bringing together a spectacular array of emerging, mid-career and blue chip artists. Curated by Lawrence Van Hagen, each What's Up exhibition is conceived within unusual settings in London, Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Seoul. The first What’s Up exhibition took place in London in 2016 and had an 85 per cent sell through rate featuring the work of 50 of some of the most significant contemporary and post war artists along with rising talents. The concept was based on the question of what’s up on walls today, who are the artists to look out for right now. This idea holds true today, with 9 exhibitions in 5 different countries What's Up continues to grow.

Lawrence Van Hagen's childhood was firmly rooted in the art world, by the time he left school, Lawrence had already hosted his first auction at Phillips in collaboration with Simon de Pury, raising over £1m to fund public school bursaries for underprivileged young people. Following an undergraduate degree in Computer Science at UCL and a Masters in Innovation at Imperial College, Lawrence decided to dedicate his life to art.
Services Provided
Insurance
Arrangement of the most suitable and cost effective insurance policy for a given situation.
Shipping
Arrangement of art transport, import and export clearance, import duties and taxes. Fine art storage may be organised and advice on storage options provided.
Collection Management
Assessment of the position of the collection including current valuations and advice regarding potential reshaping. LVH Art monitors the market constantly and is in a position to advise it's clients on opportunities to enhance the value of specific art works in the collection where possible or recommending an opportunistic disposal.
Sales and Acquisitions
Whether is your first art piece or a new piece you are adding to your collection, we will accompany you at every stage of the acquisition process. Our main focus is to recommend the right art pieces whilst introducing you to a universe of emerging or established artists and informing you of market trends in the art world, after understanding your style, wishes and expectations.
Curatorial Advice
With a vast experience in art curation, we offer independent curatorial advice, both for private or institutional clients, helping them to develop an overarching strategy that will maximize the value, quality, coherence and significance of their art.
Sourcing specific works of art
LVH Art has a vast portfolio of clients and therefore is able to source specific artworks, even when it seems to be difficult to obtain them in the market.
Art Fair Guidance
A regular presence in art fairs, we provide bespoke guidance that are tailored to the interests of our clients.
Valuation Advice
Analysing a wide range of aspects when determining the value of a work of art, LVH Art balances all of them in order to provide the most accurate valuation to its clients.
Private Sale Negotiations
Private Sales are a discreet and highly bespoke service which connects a specific work of art or object with the ‘wish-list’ of a collector. Acting as broker, LVH Art makes these connections through its global network.
Auction Bidding
There are many intricacies to consider when buying/selling at auction which are often overlooked. We offer advice and representation at auction and alert client to auction opportunities that would most benefit their objectives.
Legal Advice
We provide deep legal expertise on matters arising from the purchase, loaning, consignment, movement, authenticity, provenance, restitution and sale of art.
Corporate Art Services
LVH Art helps corporations to find value in the art marketplace and maximise the inherent value in their art collections. Our vast experience includes work on behalf of leading corporations.
Insurance
Arrangement of the most suitable and cost effective insurance policy for a given situation.
Shipping
Arrangement of art transport, import and export clearance, import duties and taxes. Fine art storage may be organised and advice on storage options provided.
Collection Management
Assessment of the position of the collection including current valuations and advice regarding potential reshaping. LVH Art monitors the market constantly and is in a position to advise it's clients on opportunities to enhance the value of specific art works in the collection where possible or recommending an opportunistic disposal.
Sales and Acquisitions
Whether is your first art piece or a new piece you are adding to your collection, we will accompany you at every stage of the acquisition process. Our main focus is to recommend the right art pieces whilst introducing you to a universe of emerging or established artists and informing you of market trends in the art world, after understanding your style, wishes and expectations.
Curatorial Advice
With a vast experience in art curation, we offer independent curatorial advice, both for private or institutional clients, helping them to develop an overarching strategy that will maximize the value, quality, coherence and significance of their art.
Sourcing specific works of art
LVH Art has a vast portfolio of clients and therefore is able to source specific artworks, even when it seems to be difficult to obtain them in the market.
Art Fair Guidance
A regular presence in art fairs, we provide bespoke guidance that are tailored to the interests of our clients.
Valuation Advice
Analysing a wide range of aspects when determining the value of a work of art, LVH Art balances all of them in order to provide the most accurate valuation to its clients.
Private Sale Negotiations
Private Sales are a discreet and highly bespoke service which connects a specific work of art or object with the ‘wish-list’ of a collector. Acting as broker, LVH Art makes these connections through its global network.
Auction Bidding
There are many intricacies to consider when buying/selling at auction which are often overlooked. We offer advice and representation at auction and alert client to auction opportunities that would most benefit their objectives.
Legal Advice
We provide deep legal expertise on matters arising from the purchase, loaning, consignment, movement, authenticity, provenance, restitution and sale of art.
Corporate Art Services
LVH Art helps corporations to find value in the art marketplace and maximise the inherent value in their art collections. Our vast experience includes work on behalf of leading corporations.
Arrangement of the most suitable and cost effective insurance policy for a given situation.
Arrangement of art transport, import and export clearance, import duties and taxes. Fine art storage may be organised and advice on storage options provided.
Assessment of the position of the collection including current valuations and advice regarding potential reshaping. LVH Art monitors the market constantly and is in a position to advise it's clients on opportunities to enhance the value of specific art works in the collection where possible or recommending an opportunistic disposal.
Whether it is your first art piece or a new piece you are adding to your collection, we will accompany you at every stage of the acquisition process. Our main focus is to recommend the right art pieces whilst introducing you to a universe of emerging or established artists and informing you of market trends in the art world, after understanding your style, wishes and expectations.
With a vast experience in art curation, we offer independent curatorial advice, both for private or institutional clients, helping them to develop an overarching strategy that will maximize the value, quality, coherence and significance of their art.
LVH Art has a vast portfolio of clients and therefore is able to source specific artworks, even when it seems to be difficult to obtain them in the market.
A regular presence in art fairs, we provide bespoke guidance that are tailored to the interests of our clients.
Analysing a wide range of aspects when determining the value of a work of art, LVH Art balances all of them in order to provide the most accurate valuation to its clients.
Private Sales are a discreet and highly bespoke service which connects a specific work of art or object with the ‘wish-list’ of a collector. Acting as broker, LVH Art makes these connections through its global network.
There are many intricacies to consider when buying/selling at auction which are often overlooked. We offer advice and representation at auction and alert client to auction opportunities that would most benefit their objectives.
We provide deep legal expertise on matters arising from the purchase, loaning, consignment, movement, authenticity, provenance, restitution and sale of art.
LVH Art helps corporations to find value in the art marketplace and maximise the inherent value in their art collections. Our vast experience includes work on behalf of leading corporations.