Business activities

Buying and selling, as well as the brokering of high quality artworks is my core business, with a primary focus on 20th century works on paper, paintings, sculptures and photographs of leading classical Modern artists, as well as important works by Swiss artists.

My advisory services meet the specific private and institutional collector needs in providing solutions for buying and selling, shipping, storage, artworks conservation and restoration, the building up of collections, and consulting in insurances and taxes, liquidation and heritage matters.

Object and collection appraisal, authentication, fine arts and art market research, collector representation at national and international fine art auctions, brokering of art loans to museum exhibits, exhibit organisation, as well as professional article writing are also included in my services.

Since 2014, regular exhibition projects with contemporary artists as well as exhibitions on selected themes and art styles of the 20th century take place at the showroom in Zug.

Business policies

The clientele needs and ensuring of complete discretion are of highest importance for all mandates.

All my performances are based on confidential advices and comprehensive services.

I set a high value on accurate art research and complete documentation.

A high personal engagement und a slight organisational structure allow efficient business transactions and attractive conditions.

I work in close collaboration with specialists in the domains art trade, galleries, auction services, restoration, framing, assurances, trust, law, tax and art leasing.


Leading positions in international art trade since 1994, amongst others in the position of director of a renown European art gallery for Classic Modern and Russian avant-garde, as well as specialist of Post War and Contemporary Art at Christie's International.

Foundation of the Silvan Faessler Fine Art Ltd. liab. Co with business location in Zug, spring 2006.

Member of the Swiss Art Trading Association since 2007, member of the board since 2012. Member of CINOA.

Engagements to cultural operating foundations in the position of conservator, exhibition organisation and member of the foundation board.

Publications of articles specialised in art of the 20th Century. Co-author of the biographic encyclopaedia of Swiss Art ordered by the Swiss Institute for fine arts Zurich.

University degree in Occidental and East Asian art history, as well as in business administration (University of Zurich, lic.phil.I).

Born in 1963, married, two children, resident in Zug.