“Chic and Knowledgeable, with a serious eye for beautiful things, art consultant Arianne Levene means business.”
Polly Glass, aMuse magazine, November 2012
"Arianne Levene is uniquely positioned as an art consultant with expertise and experience of three major emerging non-European art markets: China. South Asia, and Iran and the Middle East. There are few people in the art world who have had the hands-on experience of sourcing top level contemporary art and advising collectors across these three markets. While all three are very different, they also share essential similarities, not least having been subject to a significant degree of speculative buying for investment, sending prices into an inflated realm, creating the feel-good conditions of a boom, yet facing an inevitable downturn and period of correction. With the credit crunch this has happened quicker than anyone expected, and over a matter of months the whole outlook of the respective markets has changed. While some sectors of the trade are inevitably struggling it is still a very interesting time.
All three markets are based on genuinely emergent art movements that will only continue to grow and mature. The fall in prices means that the opportunities for investment are still very much alive but more than ever the role of experienced consultants like Arianne Levene is crucial to steer clients towards the best art available. Ms. Levene has such as unique perception of the dynamics of these markets that she is as well placed as anyone to predict the future prospects as well as to comment on the remarkable rise and fall that they have already undergone. This is not only about art collecting and investment but about a major phase of cultural history." - Lucien Harris, The Art Newspaper.
Arianne Levene has been nominated in the category of Art Adviser of the Year at the Spear's Young Turk Awards 2012.