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Artists First Management
represents the business needs of artists, galleries and art world professionals.

 

Who We Are

Artists First Management is a unique agency managing the professional needs of artists, galleries and art world professionals. We help artists at all levels of their career take care of the business side of their practice so that they are free to spend more time in the studio. We ensure every client is represented to their maximum value.


Each client is different and our services and fees are tailored to reflect that.

 
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What We Offer

Each client is different and our services and fees are tailored to reflect that.


Career development ■

We help artists and art world professionals develop their career through strategic planning, our extensive network of local and international contacts, excellent relationships with the galleries, and an emphasis on creative freedom as much as financial reward

Finance ■

We advise on all financial matters from pricing to tax, VAT to personal accounting, and international dealings

Art management ■

We help oversee projects from initial negotiations through to completion, managing the administration and trouble shooting any issues that may arise along the way

Administration ■

We oversee the running of the studio, office, or gallery e.g. the hiring of staff, property management, invoicing for sales, arranging shipping, organising travel, initiating systems & maintaining databases

Professional relationships ■

We provide a professional point of contact for the client’s business relationships, smoothing out differences and minimising confrontation, whilst maintaining clear and efficient communications

Negotiations & deal-making ■

It is often the most difficult thing to sell yourself so we negotiate on behalf of our clients aiming always to achieve maximum financial reward for the client

Introductions & opportunities ■

We work with a vast range of people and are always hearing of interesting projects and opportunities. We endeavour to link people together and promote our clients.

 

Some Previous Projects

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In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is a collaboration between three of Britain's best-known contemporary artists. Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas have worked together to create a full- scale exhibition installation that could be described as an excessive landscape.

The Beautiful Afterlife

Damien Hirst

The Damien Hirst pieces presented included a series of duratran light boxes and a tri-vision billboard entitled ‘Who's Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue (for Gianni)’ (1997). New sculptural works exhibited were: ‘Optimistic’ (1997), two wooden boxes painted in minimal household gloss; three large vitrine works; and ‘Shut Up and Eat your Fucking Dinner’ (1997) – a formaldehyde work in which rows of prepared meat hung for display are submerged in the preservative. 
An edition of 1,000 signed catalogues was produced on the occasion of the exhibition (Galerie Bruno Bischofberger, 1997).

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Fractal Dice

Keith Tyson

Fractal Dice, saw conceptual artist Keith Tyson exploring how decision-making in the creative process can be surrendered to and achieved by chance. The work on view in Fractal Dice is literally the result of an equation Tyson sent to the gallery in 2007. Using this algorithm, the gallery’s production team followed a sequence of instructions to calculate and determine the size, shape, and color of each sculpture, and fabricate the outcome.
Keith Tyson Fractal Dice: PaceWildenstein, 545 West 22nd Street, NYC 

Modern Art Oxford

Stella Vine

Stella Vine’s edition for Modern Art Oxford was produced to accompany her 2007 exhibition Stella Vine: Paintings, the first major UK exhibition of work by the controversial artist which included around one hundred paintings and drawings made in the four preceding years, including a number of new paintings.

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Premio Pino Pascali

Jake & Dinos Chapman

The Pino Pascali Award 2010, 13th edition, was been awarded to Jake and Dinos Chapman.
Opening and award ceremony was at Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (Bari) Italy, for the first Chapman Brothers solo exhibition in a public space in Italy.

Nature Paintings

Keith Tyson

Science is often an inspiration for Keith Tyson, who won the British Turner prize for contemporary visual art in 2002. For his latest work, he took this to the next level – pouring paint onto aluminium and letting natural processes do the rest.


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Archaeology of Memory

Whitney Mcveigh

Archaeology of Memory is the body of work produced during McVeigh’s recently completed residency at the Nirox Foundation, located in the Cradle of Humankind, Gauteng. Her direct and complete engagement with the environment of the Magaliesberg has inspired this body of work.  This was McVeigh’s first solo exhibition in South Africa and is accompanied by a catalogue with text by Sean O’Toole.

 

Get in Touch

Third Floor, 104-108 Oxford St, London W1D 1LP

+44 (0)20 7016 2477

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