"Although not every CEO can say what he or she wants when it comes to art, their environment tells a lot, says art consultant Shane. When she first speaks to prospective corporate clients, she's equal-parts architect, brand manager and shrink. We see the annual report, we look at their furnishings, we ask whether they have dress-down Fridays. We want the flavor of the whole place."

- The New York Observer

"Pick carefully and buy only what you genuinely love, says Corinne Shane, president of InvestinArt, a consulting firm that helps companies build art collections, because your firm should be prepared to live with the works of art it selects for many years."

- Law Office Economics & Management

"Art is for prestige, it's supposed to tell the culture of a firm, says Corinne Shane, who in 1981 founded InvestinArt, a New York Consultancy that counts several area law firms among its clients. People walk in and look at their surroundings and say, Do I have confidence in this firm?"

- The National Law Journal

"And as management tastes change -- as well as management itself -- so can the acquisitions, says Corinne Shane, owner of InvestinArt, a New York based art consultancy specializing in locating art for businesses including Spear Leeds & Kellogg."

- The Street. Com

"Shane feels that without a gallery to support she doesn't have to mark up pieces substantially... Relying on volume, she has been known to take a smaller mark up if the art is very appropriate for the space."

- Interior Design Magazine

"Even the most frugal of corporations can start a quality art collection if it shops around carefully, does its homework and follows a few simple rules", says Corinne Shane of InvestinArt:

  • Decide what type of art to collect. A company that wants to project a very contemporary new-as-tomorrow image can achieve that by collecting abstract art from living artists. Conversely, a firm that prides itself on its rock solid heritage may opt for traditional art.

  • Find a reputable art consultant. These professionals save you a lot of work and worry as well as money.

  • Establish a budget. Even a firm with a very limited art budget can still acquire good art without overspending."

- Manhattan Arts International


The following selected publications have either written articles about InvestinArt or have published articles that InvestinArt has written for them.

American Banking Association Journal:
“You Oughta be in Pictures”
Art News:
“And Now A Word About the Sponsors”
Business Philadelphia:
“Company-Sponsored Art Collecting is Big Business”
California Lawyer:
“An Artful Investment“
“Modern Day Medicis”

Chicago Sun Times:
“The Art of Business: Companies Collect for Workers”
Conference Board’s Across the Board:
“The Fine Arts of Corporate Management”
Fairfield County Business Journal:
“Corporate Art Market Healthy”
Financial Executive:
“The Investment On The Wall”
Florida Banking:
“The Art of Banking”
Florida Business:
“Corporate Collections: Art for Arts’ Sake”
Hartford Business Journal:
“Return on Investment”
Health Facilities Management Magazine:
“Works of Art, Art At Work”
Hotel & Motel Management Magazine:
“Carefully Selected Art Enhances Property’s Image”
Innkeeping World:
“Art Collections Can be Public Relations Tool”
Interior Design Magazine:
“Art Consultants:Getting more than Just Pretty Pictures"
Insurance Times:
“Fine Art Adds Prestige To Insurance Firm’s Image”
Insurance Review:
“The Art of Buying Original Art”
International Directory of Corporate Collections:
“Corporate Art: Integral Part of Company Image”
International Fine Art Collector:
“Corporate Versus Private Collectors”
Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report:
“Law Firms in Vanguard of Corporate Art Collecting”
Law Office Economics & Management:
“Law Firms and Art Collections”
Management Accounting:
“Investing In Art Can Be Profitable”
Manhattan Arts International:
“A Look At Corporate Buying”
Medical Economics:
“Don’t Feel Shut Out Of The Art Market”
Michigan Lawyers Weekly:
“Quality Art Should Be Standard Business Practice”
National Law Firm Marketing:
“Corporate Art Is A Marketing Tool”
National Law Journal:
“Firms Develop a Medici Touch”
National Underwriter:
“Many Advantages for Insurers in Collecting Art”
New Accountant Magazine:
“Investing in Art”
New Business Opportunities:
“Picture Perfect”
New York Observer:
“Firms Still Pursue Art for the Deal”
North Carolina Magazine:
“Putting Art to Work”
Of Counsel:
“Law Firm Art Collections Reflect New Cultures”
Orange County Business Journal:
“Fine Art For Business: How To Find It”
Professional Office Design:
“Affordable Art”
Real Estate Weekly:
“Fine Art A Fine Way To Upgrade Buildings”
Real Estate Weekly:
“Fine Art for Public Spaces”
Southern California Business:
“Corporate Art As An Investment”
“Behind Corporate Art Collections”
The Facilitator:
“Corporate Art is a Marketing Tool”
“Easy Money: The Deal of the Art”
Tri-State Real Estate Journal:
“Works of Art in the Office:An Affordable Luxury”