Liz Klein

Founding Principal, Reiss Klein Partners LLC

Works in Art Advisory

Can advise in Acquisitions, loans and deaccession in Art Sector

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As an art advisor and the principal of Reiss Klein Partners, Liz Klein provides short- and long-term advice, strategy and access for influential private and institutional collectors around the globe, guiding them in their holdings of modern, post-war and contemporary art.

Since the mid-1990s, she has helped collectors, museums, civic and philanthropic organizations to navigate the art market. Through strong relationships and expert knowledge she provides vision, advice and access to assist both private collectors and public entities to nurture and champion art as well as the environments and patronage that support it.

Liz’s advisory projects have made an impact on vital public institutions through her introduction of and advocacy for established and emerging artists, leading to critical acquisitions and gifts, institutional support and museum exhibitions.

Since 1994, Liz has held various leadership roles as a patron of The Museum of Modern Art & MoMA PS1, including as an Invited Member of The Director’s Circle and Founding Chair of the A+D Circle; as an Invited Member of the Acquisitions Committee of The Bronx Museum of the Arts; as a Founding Advisor of The American Council for Cultural Policy; as ex-officio trustee of Independent Curators International; and as an Invited Member of the Director’s Circle, Triple Canopy.

Liz’s professional experience prior to the founding of Reiss Klein Partners includes various roles at Christie’s and later Sotheby’s, where she rose to the rank of Senior Vice-President, and years working as part of a three-person team developing, maintaining and installing collections of 6,000+ works of art for clients including: a U.S. Fortune 500 multi-national corporation with a diverse portfolio of luxury brands; the United Nations Ambassador’s Residence; The New York Hospital; and the chair of The Museum of Modern Art and founder of Neue Galerie New York.

Having initiated and negotiated acquisitions, loans and sales totaling more than $1 billion on behalf of her clients, she is frequently invited to speak at seminars for family offices, private banks, law firms, and executors of significant trusts and estates on topics including the aesthetics and economics of collecting and market trends.
Liz holds an MBA from Columbia University and a B.A. from Kenyon College. She is a lifelong New Yorker.