UOVO Expands to Aspen
The Acquisition of Art Forward marks the Company’s Second Colorado Location
UOVO, the premier provider of fine art and collections storage and services, is pleased to announce expansion into Aspen, Colorado with the acquisition of Art Forward. Art Forward has been serving the Aspen area with specialty packaging, transport and a dedicated art storage facility since it was founded by Scott Kendrick in January 2012. The move furthers a commitment to expand UOVO’s reach in key locations. In less than two years, UOVO has grown from a New York-based company to a nationwide organization with 12 locations and coast-to-coast coverage.
The addition of Art Forward will allow UOVO to uniquely service Aspen, a vital hub for collectors, pairing UOVO’s national network and expertise with Art Forward’s best-in-class team and understanding of the region’s needs. This acquisition comes on the heels of UOVO’s dual acquisition of Ship Art-Terry Dowd in Denver and Ship Art International in San Francisco earlier this year. The combination of UOVO Denver and Art Forward will feature 35,000 square feet of climate-controlled storage, an in-house crate shop and a full suite of complementary services. Both teams of skilled art handlers and logistics specialists will continue to deliver exceptional service to UOVO’s Colorado-based clients.
UOVO Co-Chairman, Steven Novenstein, said: “It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome the Art Forward team to UOVO and thank Scott for entrusting us with his business. They have built a strong reputation throughout the Rocky Mountain region as the leading art storage and services company and possess immense technical expertise. With the only true storage location in Aspen, we are now able to better serve our clients with storage and services dedicated to the long-term preservation of art.”
UOVO continues to evolve to serve the needs of clients across the country with the addition of new services and locations. Today’s announcement follows UOVO’s recent acquisition of Garde Robe, the premiere wardrobe storage and cyber closet provider, which adds additional capabilities to UOVO’s fashion storage offering. Aspen will join UOVO’s best in class facilities in New York, Delaware, Miami, West Palm Beach, San Francisco, Denver, and soon Dallas.
UOVO is the nation’s leading storage and services provider for art, archives, and collectibles with state-of-the-art facilities in New York, Delaware, Florida, California, Colorado, and Texas. UOVO is operated by an expert team of industry professionals and offers bespoke solutions to meet the specialized needs of any collection. UOVO’s services include climate-controlled storage, private viewing galleries, local transportation, international shipping, installation, packing, art finance, optional loss protection, archival photography, digital inventory management, and more.