Robert Upstone is a private art dealer who specialises in twentieth and twenty first-century British Art. He was formerly Head of Modern British Art at the Tate, acquiring works for the nation and curating many exhibitions at museums and galleries around the world. Robert now applies the same specialist knowledge and rigour to help private clients build their collections. After the Tate, Robert was Director of The Fine Art Society in Mayfair, Britain's oldest commercial dealership, where he logged many high profile sales. In 2016 he started his own business.
Robert is one of nine permanent members of the Government's Acceptance In Lieu Panel. He is writing the catalogue raisonné of Christopher Wood.
Buying and Selling
We are always interested in purchasing works from private collections or we can sell on your behalf on a commission basis.
We provide a confidential valuation service for the purpose of sale, purchase, probate, family division and insurance for single works or for whole collections. Among others we act as specialist valuation advisors for The National Heritage Memorial Fund, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and The Art Fund.