Aficionarte is an art consulting firm founded in 2005 by Mercedes Durban who has extensive experience in the art world. For more than twelve years she worked for the prestigious international auction house Sotheby´s. She has been also auctioneer, director of the cataloguing department at Castellana Subastas and founding partner with Luis Monreal at Rocio Tassara & Asociados.
Mercedes Durban advises private collectors in their purchases and sales and assists clients in all issues arising from the ownership of a work of art. She also promotes contemporary art by organising exhibitions in accordance with art galleries and cultural institutions in the country and abroad.
She works to approach the art experience, offering clients the chance to meet the artists at their studios and to talk to them about their works and creative process. Certainly a new way to enjoy art.
Aficionarte collaborates with architectural cabinets, landscapers and decorators proposing artists to work by commission in order to design paintings and sculptures that complement their projects.