Art dealer Patrick Orbe has joined Morphy Auctions as special consultant to the company’s fine art department. Orbe will oversee all fine art consignments, assessing and cataloging works for authenticity, attribution, condition, and value. Also, he will manage all consignor and buyer relationships that pertain to fine art entrusted to Morphy’s.
Based in Bergen County, New Jersey, Orbe has been an established art dealer in the New York metro area for the past 23 years, advising and selling mostly to a private clientele. He operates his business by appointment only from a gallery space in Manhattan’s Upper East Side. His educational credentials include continuing scholarship at the Art Students League of New York, Pratt Phoenix School of Design, NYU School of Continuing Education, and Bergen Community College (New Jersey).
“We are especially pleased that Patrick has joined our team of experts,” said Dan Morphy, CEO of Morphy Auctions. “His knowledge and connections will enable us to build a strong fine art department.”
Orbe’s initial consultancy work for Morphy’s will be in preparation for a February 8 and 9 fine art and general antiques auction. The sale features an excellent collection of 19th- and early 20th-century paintings, plus select individual consignments.
To contact Patrick Orbe, call (717) 335-3435, or e-mail <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Originally published in the February 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest