Daniel Grant gives the Wall Street Journal a nice service piece on how to work with an art advisor. The assumption is that an art adviser is a hand-holder for the uninitiated or the ignorant with some of the advisers quoted in the piece touting their access or ability to get better deals. But art, especially at today’s prices, is a lot like real estate. Even the savviest buyer of multiple homes or real estate investor still works with professionals for a variety of reasons. Art and real estate transactions aren’t simple retail purchases and riding herd on the details is a meaningful and valuable service.