UOVO, a provider of art and collections storage and services, has expanded into Aspen with the acquisition of Art Forward, the company announced.
Art Forward has provided the Aspen area with specialty packaging, transportation and its own art storage facility since it was founded by Scott Kendrick in January 2012. Company officials said the move supports the 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.
The addition of Art Forward will allow UOVO to serve Aspen, a key center for collectors, couple UOVO’s national network and expertise with Art Forward’s team, and understand the needs of the region, UOVO officials said.
This acquisition follows UOVO’s dual acquisition of Denver-based Ship Art-Terry Dowd and San Francisco-based Ship Art International earlier this year. The combination of UOVO Denver and Art Forward will include 35,000 square feet of air-conditioned storage space, an on-site box store and a full suite of ancillary services, officials said. Both teams of art dealers and logistics specialists will continue to serve UOVO’s Colorado-based clients.
“It is with great excitement that we welcome the Art Forward team to UOVO and thank Scott for entrusting his business to us,” said Steven Novenstein, Co-Chairman of UOVO. “They have built a strong reputation throughout the Rocky Mountain region as a premier art preservation and service company and have immense technical expertise. With the one true storage location in Aspen, we can now better serve our customers with storage and services for the long-term preservation of art.”
UOVO continues to evolve to meet the needs of customers across the country by adding new services and locations, company officials said. UOVO also recently acquired Garde Robe, a clothing storage and cyber closet provider, expanding UOVO’s fashion storage offering. Aspen will join UOVO’s facilities in New York, Delaware, Miami, West Palm Beach, San Francisco, Denver and soon Dallas.