Ronnie K Pirovino, ISA, Fine Art



Ronnie K Pirovino
ISA member since Nov 06, 2015

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Ronnie K. Pirovino, ISA, operates Pirovino Projex, a professional art services endeavor, currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Recently interviewed by the NY OBSERVER. Currently, Pirovino is curating an auction for Christie’s entitled Trespassing, set for August 2020. 11k+ followers on Instagram / @pirovino

Pirovino's appraisals are routinely used as instruments to generate personal property policies in fine art by insurance companies. Auction houses such as Christie’s, Phillips, Heritage, Sotheby’s, Julien’s and Bonhams have consulted with Pirovino on valuation opinions. Expertise in works by KAWS, Invader, Jonas Wood, Takashi Murakami, Antony Gormley, among a great many others, including emerging artists like Robert Nava, Haroshi, Jonathan Chapline, Julie Curtiss, etc.

The Pirovino personal fine art collection is internationally-renowned, established in the early 2000s. The seven-figure+ valued holding can only be described as ‘world class’. His focused expertise is in post-1990 contemporary and urban art. In 2018, Pirovino’s sale with Heritage of his KAWS toy collection broke many world records and set a new bar; the outcome was a seminal watershed event as a single-owner, single-artist auction. The catalog is highly collected due to its comprehensive approach, acting as a defacto catalog raisonne for the artist’s ‘toys’. Both the event and Pirovino were mentioned in The Wall Street Journal.

Pirovino’s experience with “art toys” is particularly unique. This newer sector in art has introduced many important sculptural works that fall outside the mainstream. Since the genre’s genesis, Pirovino has held visibility in this arena, vocal through various channels, including Instagram / @pirovino. Coverage of Pirovino’s KAWS collection has appeared in Hypebeast and HighSnobiety, among other web publications. In 2018, Intelligent Collector, published an article on Pirovino’s art collection, focusing on the Heritage Auction’s historic sale of his KAWS toy collection.

I-D, London’s premier international magazine, quoted Pirovino in a feature article, and spotlighted him with a portrait and interview profile about his lauded art collection.

Pirovino holds a degree in Communications, with a minor in Art History, from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, awarded in 1996. Further studies in art and design have taken place at the School of Visual Arts (NY), Art Center (CA), Otis (CA), Anderson Arts Ranch (CO), The AFI (CA), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria) and the ISA educational program (IL).

Online, as a founding partner and LA editor of The Art Collectors, Pirovino built an influencial blog platform. As a grassroots social network of fine art collectors, the project spanned from 2007-2011.

Curatorially, he has produced internationally-acclaimed pop-up shows, including several with the legendary urban artist Futura 2000.

Appraisal research processes include collecting, direct sales and acquisition experience, professional relationships, and the Internet. Frequent travel and interaction with dealers and art brokers at events such as Art Basel serves as way to keep the accurate pulse on current market activity and trends on a wide scale. 


  • Art
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Art - American
  • Art - British
  • Art - European


  • Appraisal Review
  • Broker
  • Consultant
  • Retail - Art
  • Speaker

Performs Appraisals Of

  • Art
  • Art - 20th Century
  • Art - American
  • Prints - Modern & Contemporary
  • Sculpture - Modern