ABOUT RPR ART
Making Art Access easy
RPR ART is an art advisory business that was founded in 2017 by the art historian and art market expert Dr Ruth Polleit Riechert. Our mission is to make the art market accessible for everyone by providing basic art knowledge, easy and transparent access to art, all levels of art advisory, innovative art marketing and art investment strategies.
Private Viewings and the "Discover New Art" series of exhibitions and events give private and corporate clients access to art and artists. Individuals and corporate clients benefit from finding the best quality at the right price of emerging and established artists at the right price to set up their own art collection or incorporate art in their marketing strategies.
Art Historian and Art market Expert
dr Ruth polleit riechert
founder of RPR ART
Why i am doing this
"When I was working at Deutsche Bank and McKinsey & Company, I was quite often approached by my colleagues asking me for help in finding and buying art, because they did not know what to buy and where to go. During my studies and while working various jobs in the art industry, I experienced that restricted access kept me from investing in art. Luckily, I got in touch with many artists from art academies worldwide and especially from Düsseldorf Art Academy, where I discovered art from scratch. This is an experience I would like to pass on: Providing easy access to art and artists that allows everybody to develop a passion for art, to get inspired for their daily life, and invest wisely."
Ruth Polleit Riechert, Dr Phil. M.A.
Ruth Polleit Riechert studied art history in Germany and England (University of London, Goldsmiths College) and received her doctorate on the subject of "Marketing and Price Development of Contemporary Art from 2000–2007" at Düsseldorf's Heinrich Heine University. She has been active in the art and finance world for more than 20 years (Christie's, Auction House Ketterer, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Company, UBS Art Banking). Since 2017 she has been independently implementing innovative art projects at the interface of art and business and advises private, corporate and public institutions. In her section "Discover New Art" at the online magazine Kunstbar she regularly publishes interviews with artists. Her aim is to make access to the art market possible for everyone and to simplify it by imparting knowledge. To this end, she is committed to new technologies and price transparency in the art market.
Ruth Polleit Riechert studierte Kunstgeschichte in Deutschland und England (University of London, Goldsmiths College) und promovierte zum Thema "Marketing und Preisentwicklung zeitgenössischer Kunst von 2000–2007” an der Düsseldorfer Heinrich-Heine-Universität. Sie ist seit mehr als 20 Jahren in der Kunst- und Finanzwelt tätig (Christie's, Auktionshaus Ketterer, Deutsche Bank, McKinsey & Company, UBS Art Banking). Seit 2017 setzt sie selbständig innovative Kunstprojekte an der Schnittstelle von Kunst und Wirtschaft um und berät Privat-, Firmenkunden und öffentliche Institutionen. In ihrer Rubrik “Discover New Art” beim Online Magazin Kunstbar veröffentlicht sie regelmäßig Künstlerinterviews. Ihr Anliegen ist es, den Zugang zum Kunstmarkt für jedermann zu ermöglichen und durch Vermittlung von Wissen zu vereinfachen. Dafür setzt sie sich für neue Technologien und Preistransparenz am Kunstmarkt ein.
RPR ART Selection criteria
GOOD TO KNOW
The best of selection of up-and-coming talents according to specific criteria including not only to the artists' talent but also to their personality:
Ideally, the artists should have completed their studies at the best art academies with internationally recognised professors. The artist must have mastered not only certain techniques but also have developed a unique visual and meaningful expression (Unique selling point) and should be able to commercialise his or her work. The artist should be highly flexible and innovative, able to adjust and continuously develop new works, but at the same time, stay truthful to his or her visions.
The challenge is therefore not only to find talents but also characters who are capable of turning themselves into a financial success. It requires not only a good eye, but also a good ear, power of observation, time of at least one year, and knowledge of human nature to be able to identify these artists.
I have done this since 2000 when I organized and co-curated the Identity Art Competition of Deutsche Bank which selected promising talents from international art schools. Two of the candidates are internationally established right now: Amparo Sard and Nasan Tur.