Who We Are
Liddy began her work in the art world at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, where she joined the team arranging special exhibitions and sponsorships. From there she moved to the Department of Development at the Hirshhorn Museum, where she continued her work on exhibition funding and sponsorships.
In 2008, she moved to New York to curate and reorganize the former AIG art collection after the dissolution of that company’s assets. Since the completion of that project, she has provided in-depth art market analysis, curation, and collection management services to numerous corporate and private clients including Highstar Capital, The Marwood Group, Cassidy Turley Commercial Real Estate, Ogilvy Worldwide/WPP, CORE Group Real Estate, and the United Technologies Corporation as the director of Eleusis Art Advisory.
Liddy serves on the Steering Committee of the Museum of Modern Art’s Junior Associates, the Advisory Council for the American Friends of the Louvre’s Young Patrons Circle, Creative Time’s Creative Council, the Acquisitions Committee of the Young Collectors’ Council at the Guggenheim Museum (New York).
She is also affiliated with the Metropolitan Museum’s Apollo Circle. She earned her B.A. in Art History at the University of Virginia.
Max began his career in the South Asian Art Department at Sotheby’s. He immersed himself in the study of northern Indian arts and culture at the School of International Training, where he focused on ancient techniques of miniature painting and how to authenticate these works. He further developed his strong sense of design through his work in jewelry crafting with the chief jeweler to the Maharaja of Jaipur. He followed his year of studies in India with a job at Fenton and Fallon (a New York-based jeweler), after which he moved to Paris to complete an intensive study of French arts and culture under the guidance of Dr. Fiona Fawkes.
Max specializes in cultivating and building a collection of art that is more than sculptures, paintings, or photographs. Not just objects, Max believes a collection of art represents the culmination of a lifetime. He approaches each client from the perspective that their collection should be their own and that no two collections are, or should be, alike. Trends and fads are not,
Max believes, how art should be collected, nor is there one approach to cultivating a collection. He specializes in finding not just the right piece for a collector, but the right way to find that piece. Additionally, Max takes delight in not only helping clients amass important collections, but also in discovering affordable art for children, teenagers, young adults, as wedding presents and for secondary homes.
Recently, Max has begun to explore Contemporary Asian art with the intention of seeing and helping clients to access the opening markets, the burgeoning shift in cultural landscapes and the juxtaposition of a new voices from an old world and tradition. Max earned a B.A. in Art History at Sarah Lawrence College.
For Private Clients
Collection Building and Management, Private Sales, Premier Access to International Auction Houses, Galleries, Art Fairs, Biennials, Museums, and Artist Studios, Educational Tours and Walkthroughs Focused on Expanding Art Historical Knowledge, White-Glove Service for Shipping, Installation, Appraisals, and Condition Reports
For corporate clients
Property-Wide Collection Building and Management, with a Focus on Collection Alignment with Each Company’s Value and Mission, Large-scale Sculpture Acquisitions and Commissions for Indoor and Outdoor Space, Local Artist and Arts Institution Outreach and Partnerships Production of Educational Materials (Books, Brochures, etc.), PR and Social Media Campaign Support, Premier Access to International Auction Houses, Galleries, Art Fairs, Biennials, Museums, and Artist Studios, Educational Programming for Visitors and Tenants: Talks, Tours and Walkthroughs Focused on Expanding Art Historical Knowledge, White-Glove Service for Shipping, Installation, Appraisals, and Condition Reports
In the News
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Architectural Digest: This Former Cheese Factory Is Now a Leading Contemporary Arts Venue
The Momentary. Photo: Dero Sanford / Courtesy of the Momentary, Bentonville, Arkansas Architectural DigestFebruary 24, 2020by Liddy Berman “My husband Tom [Walton], brother-in-law Steuart [Walton], and I… Read more “Architectural Digest: This Former Cheese Factory Is Now a Leading Contemporary Arts Venue”
Architectural Digest: Artist Lauren Henkin’s New Show Is an Ode to Zaha Hadid’s First U.S. Building
Prop 3 by Lauren Henkin. Photo by Jeremy Kramer. Image courtesy of Lauren Henkin. Architectural DigestBy Liddy BermanDecember 16, 2019 With the opening of artist Lauren Henkin’s new show Props late… Read more “Architectural Digest: Artist Lauren Henkin’s New Show Is an Ode to Zaha Hadid’s First U.S. Building”