Russell Tether has been managing private and corporate collections of fine art for over 30 years. An entrepreneur and founder of several companies, he integrates his business and art expertise, developing successful collection management strategies for individual, corporate and municipal clients. He also contributes to numerous professional catalogues and publications and is a much sought-after speaker for fine art market trends.
In 2009, he began Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates (RTFAA), building and managing collections of art for clients, which include private and public collections, museums, estates, and corporations. Recently, RTFAA has been focusing on assisting corporations and municipalities make a positive impact on their cities and employees through the acquisition and installation of quality art in public places. Russell Tether manages public art programs for multiple cities throughout North Texas including Ennis, Westlake, and McKinney.
Russell Tether Fine Arts Associates
Our goal at RTFAA is to create a relationship with our clients as we support them in building or enhancing their private collections. Learning our clients tastes, we offer assistance and counseling on acquisitions and develop a comprehensive long term plan comprised of research and marketing strategies. We provide extensive research, including artist information, condition, historical performance data and marketing trends, to help in the decision making process.
We work with families, private collectors, lawyers, trust companies, accountants, museums and foundations. Our skills in collaborating with other parties and resolving issues for our clients best interests is our priority. Through the valuation, authentication, and sale process, we have earned a reputation of trust with our clients and are valued for our discretion and transparency. We protect our clients’ privacy by keeping all sales strictly confidential.
Russell Tether with Alexandre Calder, PUP, 1949