Adler Beatty is a fine art dealership and advisory firm dedicated to guiding both new and experienced collectors through the increasingly complex art market.
Adler Beatty offers expertise in Old Master through Contemporary Art and will source paintings, sculpture, and works on paper of the highest quality for our clients at a wide range of price points.
Founders and principals Frances Beatty and Alexander Adler have over forty-five years of combined experience as dealers and advisors to private collectors and museums worldwide. Along with our own expertise, we have long-standing relationships with experts from all corners of the art world, including galleries, auction houses, private collectors, museums, foundations, scholars, and conservators that provide us and, therefore, our clients, with privileged and expert intelligence regarding each artwork we consider.
With our high level of connoisseurship and deep understanding of the market, we are uniquely situated to evaluate artworks from an aesthetic and market perspective. Along with guiding clients through the art world, we can help place works of art in both a contemporary and historical context. We welcome the opportunity to help our clients understand, appreciate and accurately assess the art they are considering and help shape their collections.
Adler Beatty will ensure that all sales and acquisitions, public or private, will be executed with discretion, professionalism, and with the greatest possible transparency. We offer professional short-term and long-term advice for clients striving to enhance, expand, or divest their art collection. Our expertise covers every aspect of collecting, from safe handling, packing, shipping, framing, installation, and storage, to tax laws, appraisals and valuations, loans, and insurance.
Adler Beatty is located on the Upper East Side at 34 East 69th Street. The interior of this historic townhouse was redesigned by renowned architect Annabelle Selldorf.
Chairman, Adler Beatty
Frances Beatty, former President of Richard L. Feigen & Co., has thirty-seven years of experience as an art dealer with expertise in painting, sculpture, and drawings from the 15th century through the present. She is an art historian and a collector in addition to serving on the boards and visiting committees of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Drawing Center, and The Morgan Library & Museum.
Frances began her career at Vassar College and received her PhD in Art History from Columbia University. As a scholar and critic in the 1970s, Frances taught at Columbia University and Ramapo College and wrote art criticism for Arts Magazine and Art in America. She wrote her dissertation on Surrealism and worked with the legendary Surrealist dealer and collector Julien Levy.
Over her thirty-seven years at Richard L. Feigen & Co., Frances developed close relationships with some of the world’s foremost private collectors and helped to place artwork in the collections of over 100 museums worldwide. She has produced over a dozen catalogues and curated such exhibitions as Richard Smith: The Green Gallery Years 1960-1963; Joseph Cornell: The Crystal Cage (Portrait of Berenice); Beckmann-Picasso / Picasso-Beckmann; Ray Johnson, Dalí/Warhol; James Rosenquist: A Pale Angel’s Halo and Slipping Off The Continental Divide; Ray Johnson’s Art World; and The Human Image: From Velazquez to Viola.
Frances Beatty is Managing Director of The Ray Johnson Estate and has been the steward of Ray Johnson’s work, legacy, and archive since his death in 1995.
President, Adler Beatty
Prior to co-founding Adler Beatty, Alexander Adler was Director of Richard L. Feigen & Co., where he expanded the firm’s reach into the field of Post-War and Contemporary Art while handling sales, developing exhibitions, and curating art fair booths across genres.
After graduating from Princeton University with a concentration in Art and Archaeology and Creative Writing, Alexander has contributed art and cultural criticism to Interview Magazine, Art in America, Niche Media, The Huffington Post, and the Drawing Center, and edited both art and fiction publications in the United States and internationally. He has curated exhibitions in New York including James Rosenquist: A Pale Angel's Halo and Slipping off the Continental Divide (Richard L. Feigen & Co., 2013), Ray Johnson (Karma, 2014), Öyvind Fahlström: Myth Science (Van’s General Store, 2015), Please Return to: Mail Art from the Ray Johnson Archive (Printed Matter and Performa, 2015), and OKS Toxic Vice (A+E Studios, 2016).
Alexander Adler is Director of The Ray Johnson Estate and has worked closely with Ray Johnson’s work, legacy, and archive since 2011.