Our Services

 What is your Warhol donation worth to the IRS? Your Rodin sculpture to the insurance company? Your Jean Prouvé chair to your soon-to-be ex-spouse?  Is your wine collection insurable?



Hess Art Advisory provides detailed, objective, well researched, and photo documented appraisals for our clients. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we appraise worldwide in accordance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). 

Clients rely upon us for accurate and well documented appraisals to support evaluations in many contexts including:

•  Insurance

•  Damage & Loss

•  Estate Planning, Estates, Gift Tax

•  Blockage Discount

•  Charitable Contributions

•  Liquidation and Bankruptcy

•  Marital Distribution

•  Appraisal Review


Art Collecting and tangible asset growth, buying and selling timing. 

Art Collection management

Estate planning and preservation of art collections

Charitable donation strategies

The arts play a critical role in the health of humans and community. There are many ways to activate the art you collect to bring about good in the community. To cite one example, Agnes Gund sold a valuable painting to benefit a Criminal Justice Fund.  You do not have to be a wealthy collector to enact change!  Let us help you explore how to use your visual assets to align with your other philanthropic passions!