Pettit Art Partners guides private and corporate clients through each step of acquiring, managing and displaying artwork. Our advisory practice engages a shared passion for the visual arts and a natural affinity for education. We promote the highest standards of connoisseurship, and advocate creative, disciplined collecting at every level.
The partnership honors transparency and discretion, demonstrating a fluency in the market and a command of art history. We tailor our services to curate distinguished art collections of every size and medium, reflecting the unique interests and personality of the collector.
Lowell Pettit, founder and co-director, is a New York based art consultant, educator, and independent curator. Pettit brings over 15 years of gallery, museum, education, and art advisory experience to LPAA, and to private and corporate collectors of Modern and Contemporary art.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Pettit began frequenting galleries, museums, art-fairs, and auctions at a young age, and he is intimately connected to the international contemporary art scene. He graduated from Collegiate School and received his B.A. from Wesleyan University in Studio Art and Art History, after which he became an Undergraduate Fellow in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Department of Education. Over his career, Pettit has worked for several galleries, dealers, and collectors both here and abroad, and has lectured on the history and business of art for various museums, foundations, and institutions including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, Tiffany & Co., New York University, Christie's Education, and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, where he has served on the faculty since 2001. LPAA has been featured in a number of publications such as the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, ArtNews, and The International Art Newspaper.
Pettit is a member of the New Art Dealer's Alliance (NADA) and the International Association for Professional Art Advisors (IAPAA).
Courtney H. Pettit, co-director, is a New York based art consultant and Modern and Contemporary Specialist. Pettit brings a decade of corporate, auction-house, gallery, and art advisory experience to the firm.
Pettit grew-up in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and attended UC Berkeley where she majored in Art History, focusing on Post-War and Contemporary art. After graduation, she worked at William Morris Agency, Bobbi Greenfield Gallery, and Butterfield & Butterfield auctioneers in Los Angeles, before deciding to pursue graduate study through Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Upon completion of the Sotheby’s program, Pettit moved directly to a position at Kim Heirston Art Advisory and assumed the directorship for over three years, before joining LPAA in 2009.
Pettit is a member of the New Art Dealer's Alliance (NADA).
Pettit Art Partners has been featured over the past decade in numerous articles and broadcasts on the subject of art advisory and collecting. Magazine and newspaper coverage includes: The New York Times, The International Art Newspaper, ArtNews, Fortune, Private Wealth Magazine and Elle Decor. Television spots include interviews on: CBS News, Forbes.com, ABC.com and LX.tv.