Taymour Grahne is a London-based, globally operating art advisor.
He heads Taymour Grahne Projects, an art advisory firm headquartered in the heart of London’s Notting Hill neighbourhood. Our by-appointment HQ houses our company’s team, offices, viewing rooms, and library, while also being a space for showcasing presentations of primary and secondary works within an intimate setting.
From our HQ we work with a broad group of important global collectors as well as organizing off-site exhibitions.
About Taymour Grahne
Taymour built a reputation for discovering and championing the careers of some of the most significant contemporary artists of today, as well as building outstanding art collections of value, significance, and importance.
He has worked with and exhibited some of the leading contemporary artists of our time, including: Dominique Fung, Maia Cruz Palileo, Hassan Hajjaj, GaHee Park, Nadia Ayari, Aubrey Levinthal, John Dilg, Zineb Sedira, Mohamed Melehi, Cara Nahaul, Mikey Yates, Amy Lincoln, Madeleine Bialke, Tidawhitney Lek, Asif Hoque, Sikelela Owen, Anika Roach, Francesca Mollett, RF Alvarez, Lumin Wakoa, and Zoe McGuire, among many others.
Taymour is a highly sought after art advisor known for his keen eye, expertise in the field of contemporary art, deep knowledge of the art market, and his strong network within the field. He is often credited with discovering artists early on in their careers. Taymour works closely with new and established international collectors to acquire works by emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists.
His art advisory services focus on the acquisition of contemporary art for new and established international collectors, as well as corporations. He works closely with each client to help develop and build substantial collections of outstanding quality, value, and significance. Taymour is active on the primary and secondary markets, having placed major works by leading contemporary artists.
Taymour operates with complete discretion, transparency, and integrity. He offers the full range of art advisory services.
His long-standing support for artist career trajectories has seen him place works into major museum collections worldwide, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; The British Museum, London; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), California; Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; The Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina; Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), Marrakech; and X Museum, Beijing, among others.
Taymour has been featured extensively in the press and his exhibitions have garnered great reviews and features in leading publications, including: The New York Times, Frieze Magazine, The New Yorker, Artnet News, Artsy, Time Out, Vanity Fair, It’s Nice That, The Guardian, Hyperallergic, Elephant Magazine, Financial Times, Forbes, CNN, Juxtapoz, Artnews, Purple Diary, The Brooklyn Rail, among others.
Taymour received an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby's Institute of Art, and prior to that graduated from Boston University with a BA in International Relations. He has spoken about the art world at various panels and talks, including at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, Kingston University, Regent's University, and at the Artsy Headquarters.