發 Fine Art Asset Advisor was formed by Blake J. Noah as a way to provide the finance industry with transparent fine art services based on experience, expertise and resources which he has developed over more than a decade in the art markets. Over that time Blake formed close relationships with prominent dealers, collectors, curators and institutional leaders in Asia, Europe & North America.
Before founding 發 FAAA in early 2016, Blake held the Associate Director role at the Yuz Museum Shanghai. Working closely with the owner of the museum, Blake was instrumental in transitioning the Yuz Foundation into a fully functioning contemporary art museum. Prior to this role Blake was the Senior Technical Executive at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing. Highlights of this role included leading multiple world-class exhibitions in China’s first privately owned contemporary art museum. Before relocating to China in 2011, Blake formed and operated a successful Chicago based fine art services company that served private and corporate clients across North America and Europe.
Currently, Blake lives in Shanghai and travels frequently throughout Asia, Europe & North America.