Collectors Enters Storage Biz

May 10, 2013

ArtInfo: Collector Enters Art Storage Business

The real estate developer and collector Steve Guttman is going head to head with Christie’s, Crozier, and other companies providing art storage services. He plans to open Uovo Fine Art Storage, a new purpose-built, 280,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility in Queens, in 2014. (He could be heard talking up the project at Frieze New York yesterday.) Guttman got the idea for Uovo when he was looking at storage options for his own collection. “I go and look at the space, and they’re all old buildings,” Guttman said. “As a real-estate developer, I said, ‘Boy, this is interesting.”