The creation and development of Art Advisory Group Ltd stemmed from years of helping clients through valuations, buying and selling fine arts.  Now that experience is expanding across all forms of artwork and luxury goods by connecting you with the best specialists and a wide range of collection-related services.  We endeavour to keep expanding our growing expert network to ensure a complete range of knowledge and timely services are provided to our clients.

Crispian Riley-Smith

Managing Director and CEO

Crispian Riley-Smith has worked in the auction market for over 3 decades, and his core expertise is Master Drawings. He has worked as a specialist for the leading auction houses, including Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Philips and Bonhams and has for the last 2 decades worked as an independent dealer in Master Drawings. He founded Master Drawings London, now London Art Week and remains on the Advisory Board, and is Managing Director and CEO of Master Drawings New York.

Emily Knurek


Emily joined AAG with over ten years’ experience as a transactional attorney with an international law firm. Prior to her legal career, she studied the History of Art at Northwestern University and also completed a Decorative Arts and Design programme at Sotheby’s Institute. In her role with AAG, she implements complex project management and oversight of advisory work.

Cindi Leahy-Brown

Collections and Valuations Curator

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, Cindi now has the pleasure of calling England her home. She worked in the US, Australia and the UK as a senior project manager in both the public and private sector. She is also an accomplished management analyst that specialises in communications, engagement strategy, and website administration. Her study and years of practice in business administration and management give her insight into developing processes that will ensure a smooth journey for our clients from start to finish. Whether it’s valuations, selling, buying, or any of the other services AAG provides, Cindi is always happy to help guide you through each step.







Art Advisory Group brings together the most experienced and reputable independent specialists in art and alternative investments to guide you through this minefield and ensure that you make the very best investment decisions no matter what area of art and collectables is of interest to you.

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