With over a decade of experience in the art industry, Arthur Rios and partners Arron Rimpley and Jean Francios Niquette, together formed Lion and Unicorn. His mission is to use his experience, integrity, and commitment to assist his clients with their valuables.
Originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico, Arthur Rios was exposed to artwork and design at a young age. He took interest in the eclectic pottery and Native American artwork New Mexico is famous for. After his time in Santa Fe, Arthur moved to Florida to attend college at Florida State University. Upon graduation, he moved to Miami and began working as a consultant for The Whitley Collection Inc., in 2007.
Arthur soon developed an expertise in British decorative ceramics. He has traveled extensively across the USA and UK, broadening his knowledge of works of art to include fossils and natural history, vintage militaria, antique scientific instruments, contemporary aviation décor, continental European ceramics and automobilia.
In 2018, after acquiring his state auctioneers license, Arthur and The Whitley Collection founded Whitley’s Auctioneers, a full-service auction house. Over the next two years, he managed and consigned high-volume private collections, charity consignments and much more.