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Alex Ray, Director of Alexandra Ray Art Advisory, formerly known as Five Senses Art Consultancy, gained a BA Honors Degree in Fine Art at Central St. Martin’s in London, England, and an MA in contemporary art at Sotheby’s Institute in London. 

Alex Ray began dealing privately in art in London at the pinnacle of the exploding British Art scene in the late 90’s and art advising has been a passion ever since. She has been responsible for contemporary art acquisitions for numerous corporate art collections and individual purchases of blue chip and emerging works, both in Europe and the USA.

Having relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006, she set up her art advisory business on the West Coast, focusing primarily on European Contemporary art and emerging American art. 

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Our consultancy service will enable you to experience the excitement of creating a an art acquisition or collection in a totally relaxed and safe way, accompanied by your own personal Art Consultant. Our consultancy service extends to all the issues surrounding artworks: from researching, acquiring or commissioning a work to creating, structuring or curating a major collection. After carefully analyzing your aspirations we can set forth a plan for you, based on your specific budget.

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Why does everyone need art? Whether you are a novice and need to fill your empty walls, whether you an art skeptic and feel that modern art is duping you somehow, whether you have a small budget and still want to get in there and collect gradually, everyone can become an art collector. After all what does it really mean to become an art collector? It merely means to collect art of value that you love. However, if you want to try and make a good investment it's best to use the expertise of an art advisor.

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