This company was formed to meet the needs of a growing number of art collectors frustrated by the existing choices for high quality art storage and handling. As art collectors ourselves, we are dedicated to providing the safety, convenience and service necessary to manage a modern art collection. Ask yourself, does your current facility provide the following?
Latest security and fire protection
engineered in 2010, all security and fire protections systems utilize modern technology designed to safeguard valuables including electronic door control, video monitoring, motion detection and onsite perimeter security guards during non-business hours.
Dedicated stand-alone facility
Our facility is dedicated to art storage and allows no other occupancy or other types of storage. Office use, household items, and other uses within storage areas risk the introduction of destructive agents. In addition, the facility is situated on its own property with ample setbacks and security fences.
Is your storage facility located in manhattan or nyc?
How much concentrated risk do you have there? Do you own a residence or gallery containing irreplaceable artwork or other collectibles in addition to your storage space? Are you responsible for a museum collection or travelling exhibition? What is the threat posed by terrorism, blackout, flooding or other disaster? What is your disaster mitigation plan? Our facility is located 7 miles inland and at an elevation of 115 feet above sea level.
Does your storage company help you focus on your bottom line? We track storage and handling costs by user-defined subcategories (such as artist, client, or event) to allow our customers to better allocate costs and recoup expenses.
Have your storage costs seemed exorbitant lately? Have you experienced excessive add-on costs? Are you tired of having to negotiate for the “best” rate? Our fees are moderate and straightforward with no hidden surprises.
Our company and facilities are managed onsite by owners. We provide our clients with personal numbers allowing customers to reach us any time to help solve art-handling logistics or other issues. Our company, facilities and equipment are entirely debt free and unlike many other art services companies in the new york area we are not beholden to investors or banks. Our one and only purpose is keeping client valuables safe and sound.
Let us earn your business
Clients of Renwick Fine Art Services will receive dedicated and professional service. If Renwick does not perform to your standards, inform us promptly and we will resolve the issue to your satisfaction even if it means reducing or refunding our fees.
James Giddings is a founding manager of RenwickFAS. He has developed and managed various real estate projects in the New York Area since 1988. Jim created RenwickFAS to satisfy a family need for climate-controlled art storage and to accommodate frequent requests from customers and friends for the same. Jim stores his family’s contemporary art collection at Renwick’s Newark facilities. Jim is also a co-founder of the Renwick Companies, a developer and manager of commercial buildings, lofts and apartments in the South Bronx.
Joseph Pryor is a founding manager of RenwickFAS. He has developed and managed commercial real estate in Connecticut and New York since 1998. Prior to that he was a commercial real estate loan underwriter at Chase Bank.
Tara leads Renwick's Customer Service and Dispatch team. She coordinates pickups and deliveries and, as our master logistics troubleshooter, is available to help with any situation. Tara has a BA in Art History and Anthropology from Rutgers where she graduated cum laude. Her hobbies include various fiber arts, and she especially enjoys using her spinning wheel and floor loom at home. She also was an interpretive guide at Eastern State Penitentiary, a historical former prison in Philadelphia.
Joseph is Renwick’s Inventory Control Coordinator. He is responsible for the careful storage and protection of all items in Renwick’s possession and for providing customers information on their inventories and art movements. His past experiences include working at several galleries as well as a professional crate shop. He has worked with and is familiar with several art database systems and helped implement Renwick’s current state of the art system. Joseph graduated cum laude from Rutgers with a major in Art History and a minor in American Studies.
Rob is Renwick’s Senior Art Handler and oversees Renwick’s best practices as they relate to the safe handling, packing, installation and transport of fine art. He also manages Renwick’s Art Handler certification program. Rob graduated from Bennington College with majors in English Literature and Sculpture. He has conducted post-baccalaureate work at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for artists Bonnie Collura, Billy Lee and the late Andy Dunnhill. Rob is also skilled in art fabrication and operates as Lead Fabricator for Dorian Gaudin’s US studio.