Testimonials

I’m truly thrilled to have Ariane as part of our Velvenoir brand ambassador team. She is a great addition to our international network due to her unique art connoisseurship, know-how, hands-on and entrepreneurial approach. I’m really delighted to work with her on upcoming international projects.
— Alexandra Schafer - Founder & Managing Director, Velvenoir
I am most grateful to Ariane for delivering on her commitment to offer excellence in handling and completing our important art projects. Her determination to meet the deadlines prevailed over tight deadlines; her acquired knowledge and extensive experience in the art world were always evident and invaluable; and, her strong inter-personal skills much facilitated team effort when called upon. Ariane is a seasoned professional in the art world and deserves the accolades that will bring her continued success.
— Arnaud Massenet - CEO, de Pury Ltd. & Co-founder, Net-a-Porter
Ariane’s strong relationship with auction houses, dealers, galleries and artists enabled us to source and commission suitable artworks at a fair market value. She took a considered approach in all her projects, always ensuring a high degree of client satisfaction. Her knowledge of the primary and secondary art markets, and commercial awareness allowed her to provide clear and reliable information about business transactions. She is deeply committed to success in all of her endeavors.
— Art Dealer
We were very fortunate to have benefited from Ariane’s extensive knowledge of art which manifested itself in her business dealings, especially in contemporary art and the market it serves. Her love for her profession and her acquired extensive academic and work knowledge have served Ariane well in distinguishing herself as a first class art advisor. It is against this solid background that she managed most efficiently a high value art collection, always with a focus on exceeding her performance goals. This was proven in her aptitude to identify opportunities to work with dealers in the sale of various pieces of art always in the interest of good profitability. Her strong negotiating and business skills also resulted in lowering commissions to the benefit of the company.
— Ely Michel Ruimy - Chairman, Aerium Finance Ltd.
Ariane was very adept at applying her knowledge of the international art market to develop comprehensive and useful analytical reports for new acquisitions, consignments and collection valuation. She would make every effort to enhance this knowledge with self-studies of primary and secondary market trends. Through her networking with art consultants, auction houses and galleries, she constantly ensured that all data and especially valuations were accurate and reliable.
— Private Collector
Ariane is self-motivated, always demonstrating diligence, passion for her work and thoroughness. I have witnessed her work ethics, vast knowledge of art and professional skills that will add value to both new and established collectors.
— Private Collector
Ariane always demonstrated that she was hard working, creative, gregarious and talented. She exemplified these characteristics by single-handedly setting up an inventory of the entire art collection. Her commitment ensured the successful completion of this curatorial project. She established a strong sense of dedication to her work, always focused on meeting and often exceeding her performance goals.
— Philip Glynn - Finance Director, Parnell Properties Ltd.