Pollon Art - Aboriginal Australian art advisory and appraisals


Pollon Art was founded as a means to bridge the gap between North American collectors and the Aboriginal Australian and Torres Strait Islander art market. The Pollon Art experience is underscored by the belief that genuine relationships and collaborative and informed decision-making brings the best results.

Pollon Art specializes in tailored advisory services for collectors, institutions and interior designers looking to enter the Aboriginal Australian fine art market, or expand upon and refine their existing collection.

Known for her discerning eye and considered approach, Pollon Art Director, Miriam Grundy, offers clients independent and strategic advice on acquiring works and developing meaningful and relevant collections. Through an impeccable network of primary and secondary market dealers, agents, exhibiting galleries and community art centers, Pollon Art gives clients the information and insight they need to make informed decisions.

Pollon Art provides comprehensive advisory services covering:

- Acquisitions of Aboriginal art, including paintings, barks, sculpture, ceramics, and objects, including acting as buyers agent for private sales and auctions.
- Developing a collection rationale and strategy and research analysis on prospective acquisitions.
- Advising on and actioning the deaccession of works of art and acting as vendor's agent.
- Sourcing works of art according to brief for architects and interior designers.
- Curatorial advice and installation of works of art for exhibition in public, corporate or private spaces.
- Research, facilitation and project delivery for commissioned works of art.

Pollon Art also offers comprehensive art appraisal services for personal property in the areas of Australian Aboriginal art including paintings, bark paintings, sculpture, carvings, works on paper, weavings and other fine art material.

Appraisals prepared by Pollon Art Director, Miriam Grundy, comply with the highest standards in the field, known as Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice, or USPAP. All appraisals adhere to the strict code of professionalism and ethics set out by USPAP. The IRS will only accept estate and donation appraisals prepared by a USPAP qualified appraiser, defined in IRS publication 561 as an individual who has earned an appraisal designation from a recognized professional appraiser organization for demonstrated competency in valuing the type of property being appraised.

Pollon Art can perform appraisals for Aboriginal and Torres Straights Islander works of art, objects and visual material for the following purposes:

- Charitable contributions and gifts
- Fine art insurance
- Damage and loss insurance claims
- Estate tax
- Probate
- Disposition and sale of individual works or collections

Miriam has appraised works on behalf on clients for numerous museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Kluge Aboriginal Art Collection at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville; the San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio; the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, Cambridge; and the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. Contact Pollon Art to find out more about appraisal and valuation services.


West Hollywood, California
United States
View Phone(323) 899-2787
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Years in Business: 5 years
Number of Employees: 1
Additional Locations: Sydney

Services & Specialties: Acquisitions, Advisory Services, Auction Support, Authenticity Determination, Certified Appraisals, Collection Management, Commissions/Production, Corporate Collection Advisory, Curation, Deaccessions, Donation, Exhibition & Museum Loans, Exhibition Assistance, Existing Inventory for Sale, Informal Valuation, Interior Design, Locating Art for Purchase, Price Evaluation, Private Collection Advisory, Private Viewing Gallery Access, Provenance & Title Research, Provenance Checks, Research, Sales, Secondary Market, Site Visits, Valuation for Charitable Donation, Valuation for Damage Claims, Valuation for Estate Tax, Valuation for Insurance Coverage, Valuation for Sale, Valuations for Private Sales

Additional Information

Taking New Clients?: Yes

Willing to Travel?: Yes

Works with New Collectors?: Yes

Affiliations: USPAP accredited 2016-18
Art Consultants Association of Australia

Key Personnel: Pollon Art Founder, Miriam Grundy, brings to the US art market a fresh and highly intuitive approach to collecting Aboriginal art, matching the values and identity of the client, collection or space with artworks and artists that reflect these.

Background of Key Personnel: Miriam has been working in the visual arts sector for over ten years in America and Australia. She holds a BA in Art History, and an MA in Arts Administration from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales, Sydney. Miriam is a member of the Art Consultants Association of Australia and a qualified appraiser under the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for North America. Miriam follows strict ethical standards on the acquisition, handling and sale of Aboriginal art.

Fee Structure: POA

Languages Spoken: English

Profile of Ideal Client: Pollon Art works with private collectors, institutions, corporate entities and interior designers.