Collecting art has been a passion of many wealthy individuals and families for millennia.

Discovering, acquiring, and living with great works of art can bring enormous joy and gratification.

Since 1979, our in-house art advisory specialists have built, maintained, and protected some of the top art collections in the world.

Through our Art Advisory service, we can guide you through the art market, developing an acquisition strategy to build a collection that reflects your vision.

We enable borrowing against internationally marketable paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs of high quality and value, having pioneered the concept of art lending ourselves.

By using your art as collateral, you can create liquidity in order to add to your collection or for other investment purposes.

Our art advisors offer independent and objective advice, serving as your advocate to identify, research, evaluate, and negotiate acquisitions and sales of art on your behalf.

Collaborating with our investment finance specialists, we work with you to establish the terms and conditions of the art loan.

In most cases, a collection used as collateral may remain in your home or office.

An art collection is like a visual diary – over time it embodies a collector’s life, loves and views on the world.

How we serve you

INSIGHT

Our Art Advisory & Finance team has extensive industry experience from careers in major museums, galleries, and auction houses.

Our art advisory services and specialties cover global collecting fields ranging from 19th Century, Impressionist, Modern, Post-War and Contemporary Art.

We monitor the latest trends from art fairs, exhibitions, and auctions worldwide to deliver the insights you need to navigate the market.

ACCESS

A shared passion for art can create a global network with like-minded collectors and specialists.

It can also give you access to auctions, galleries and private collections.

Our ongoing program of client events includes art collector dinners, gallery visits, specialist talks, and private viewings at the world's leading art fairs.

LEGACY

Given both its financial and sentimental value, we believe your art should be reflected within your wealth planning strategy.

We can work with colleagues across the Private Bank to develop estate and/or philanthropic plans for your collection.

Collecting art can also be a way to express global citizenship, either through gifting or lending artworks to museums and cultural institutions for the enjoyment of others.

Meet our people

Fotini Xydas

Co-Head of Art Advisory & Finance

Meet our wealth expert

A specialist in 19th to mid-20th century American and European art, Fotini has served our art clients for over two decades. She provides objective advice on acquisitions and sales, in addition to evaluating and managing Citi’s international art finance portfolio.

Fotini has experience in both curating exhibitions and appraising art. She began her career at Sotheby’s and Hollis Taggart Galleries.

Fotini holds a master’s degree in Modern art and Curatorial Studies from Columbia University, and an MPhil in Art History from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Insights

See our art insights and the issues that matter for your wealth.

Insights

See our art insights and the issues that matter for your wealth.

Global citizens

The Private Bank exists to serve a very special community. Hear the stories of global citizens in their own words.

Contact us

Contact us

To help put you in touch with the right Private Bank team, please answer the following questions.

Are you an existing Private Bank client?

Are you an existing client?

Please fill out the form, so we can contact you.

I consent to the use of my personal information (name, telephone number and email address) by Citi Private Bank for the purpose of contacting me to send me marketing information about Citi Private Bank's wealth management products and services. I understand that my information will be used in accordance with the relevant  privacy statement for my location. I also understand I can withdraw this consent to be contacted by phone or email at any time by emailing donotspam@citi.com

Please consent to the terms and conditions to continue

What profile best describes you?

I would like to discuss an investment (USD) of

I would like to discuss an investment (USD) of

I would like to discuss an investment (USD) of

Thank you for your interest in Citi Private Bank.

Our services have a minimum investment level of $5 million.

Based on the information provided, we believe that a Citigold relationship may be most appropriate for your needs.

To find out more: Visit Citigold

Thank you for your interest in Citi Private Bank.

Our services have a minimum investment level of $5 million.

Based on the information provided, we believe that a Citigold relationship may be most appropriate for your needs.

To find out more: Visit Citigold Private Client

I am interested in

Aircraft Finance
Art Advisory & Finance
Banking
Custody
Family office
Investments
inerested_in
Lending
Real Estate
Trust

Please select at least one.

I am interested in

Aircraft Finance
Art Advisory & Finance
Banking
Custody
Family office
Investments
Law Firm
Lending
Real Estate
Trust

Please select at least one.

Job title & Company

Job title & Company

Location

Location

How would you like us to contact you?

How would you like us to contact you?

Please enter your contact details

Please enter your contact details

How did you hear about us?

How can we help you?

I consent to the use of my personal information (name, telephone number and email address) by Citi Private Bank for the purpose of contacting me to send me marketing information about Citi Private Bank's wealth management products and services. I understand that my information will be used in accordance with the relevant privacy statement for my location. I also understand I can withdraw this consent to be contacted by phone or email at any time by emailing donotspam@citi.com

Please consent to the terms and conditions to continue

How did you hear about us?

How can we help you?

I consent to the use of my personal information (name, telephone number and email address) by Citi Private Bank for the purpose of contacting me to send me marketing information about Citi Private Bank's wealth management products and services. I understand that my information will be used in accordance with the relevant privacy statement for my location. I also understand I can withdraw this consent to be contacted by phone or email at any time by emailing donotspam@citi.com

Please consent to the terms and conditions to continue

Thank you for your interest in Citi Private Bank. A member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.