Artvisor - The World’s Premiere Online Art Advisory

  • Artvisor is a private online art advisory service that offers access to artworks by both emerging and established artists
  • Founded by independent art critic and curator Piero Tomassoni and wealth manager Marco Alazraki
  • A secure and reliable membership-based platform for aspiring collectors new to the art market 
  • Multi-lingual, qualified art advisors (artvisors) offer a bespoke service to each member, providing exclusive information, insight and advice on the 130 artists whose work Artvisor currently offers

Founded by Piero Tomassoni and Marco Alazraki, who between them have over 20 years of experience in contemporary art, the art market, and financial markets, Artvisor is an online, personal art advisory service that works with an international selection of galleries, artists and collectors.

Artvisor works closely with a growing network of leading galleries to offer artworks for sale by both established and emerging artists. A dedicated team of art advisors provides tailored expertise and guidance for those who are starting or expanding a contemporary art collection. Significantly, Artvisor supports young, up-and-coming artists and galleries, ensuring that their work reaches a range of collectors while broadening their exposure internationally. Artists championed by Artvisor include Caroline Achaintre, Rä di Martino, and Kate Steciw who are represented by some of today’s most exciting galleries such as London’s Seventeen; Copperfield; and Milan’s Brand New Gallery. Artvisor’s other notable European partner galleries include galerie Laurent Godin in Paris, Milan’s Galleria Raffaella Cortese, and Christian Andersen in Copenhagen. Additionally, Artvisor also provides access to works by a roster of established artists – including Joan Jonas, Vito Acconci, Douglas Gordon and Fabio Mauri among others. 

Artvisor’s members are passionate about contemporary art and enjoy the thrill of discovering new artists and their work. Each new member is assigned a personal artvisor who provides weekly suggestions of artworks sourced from Artvisor’s network of galleries and artists. All artvisors are on hand to provide additional information on specific works of art or artists, and to guide members every step of the way from discovery to purchase. This service and membership are provided free of charge.

The platform makes expert and impartial art advice accessible anywhere, ensuring the world of contemporary art is easily navigable for new collectors.

Piero Tomassoni, co-Founder of Artvisor, says: “Entering the contemporary art world can be a daunting experience, especially for newcomers. With Artvisor, we offer professional and friendly advice to anyone who is interested in collecting contemporary art but does not know where to begin or who to turn to in order to learn more.” 

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Notes to editors

  • Founders Piero Tomassoni and Marco Alazraki are available for interview 
  • Press images available on request
  • Artvisor is an online international platform offering a bespoke advisory service to sophisticated newcomers to the contemporary art world, launching in spring 2017, following a successful beta testing phase. Prospective members can join Artvisor by application via the website or through a personal referral from other members, art advisors, and some financial institutions. 
  • Piero Tomassoni is an independent art critic and curator based in London, as well as a corporate lawyer. He co-founded Artvisor in 2015 with Marco Alazraki, having spent over two years refining the concept. Amongst his latest projects, an exhibition of American conceptual artist Allan Kaprow at the Saatchi Gallery (upcoming, Summer 2017); a retrospective of leading post-war Italian artist Afro Basaldella at Connaught Brown gallery; and a collaboration with Dominique Lévy for the exhibition “Sotto Voce. Abstract White Relief”. He speaks and lectures on art and the art market at institutions such as the Sotheby’s Institute, London; Regent’s University, London; Università Cattolica, Milan; and HEC Business School, Paris. 
  • Marco Alazraki is managing director at an asset management firm in Lugano. He co-founded Artvisor with Piero Tomassoni in 2015. After graduating in Banking and Finance at Università Cattolica, Milan, he gained experience at an alternative investments service provider, owned by a family office with a strong focus on contemporary art. Since 2007, he has worked as investor relations manager within the Hedge Invest group, an independent asset management company specialising in alternative funds, working closely with the group’s institutional and private clients. Marco has been actively involved as an investor in the world of online start-ups since 2012.