Diversify Your Assets – Enjoy Your Art – Pursue Passion Investment
In a moment of great economical turmoil and political uncertainty many collectors are investing heavily in art while at the same time selling property and making plans for survival.
- Art has proven to be the most solid form of investment by reliable sources such as the Wall Street Journal, outstripping every other type of asset.
- Diversify Your Assets – Nobody likes to put the proverbial eggs all in one basket. Passion investment is fun and uplifting as well as valuable.
- Enjoy Your Art – You have something physical to hold on to which at the same time add to your lifestyle, status and décor.
- Art is a portable asset which can be moved with ease.
More and more investors are looking at the art market (and other collectables) as an alternative to traditional investment assets. At the same time, numerous academic studies have tried to ascertain the returns for art over the years. Perhaps though, a key part of the investment return is that part that cannot be measured – in this case, the enjoyment one gets from collecting and owning art.” (INVESTEC)
HARD TIMES CREATE GREAT ARTISTS However all is not lost it is times like these that there are great potential opportunities of finding an emerging artist of the future. As a matter of fact artists such as the great Francis Bacon made it during troubled times as did our very own Bambi, who started her trail towards her great success during the last round of the Great Recession of 2008.
At WFA our team of specialists see hundreds of artist submissions every month, picking one out of hundreds which they feel have a great collectible potential as well as outstanding artistic value.
” Some of the best investments today are to be found not in stocks, property or even gold, but in works of art, with some 40% of art collectors working in the asset management industry.” (INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT)
Art collectors are either buying works by big blue chip artists such as Warhol, Picasso, Bacon or Banksy. Or they are looking for the next big thing among hot upcoming artist.
Let’s not forget that early Banksy prints originally released for £100 or less are now worth tens or hundreds of thousands!
So if you don’t want to (or can’t afford to) invest in the blue chip market, emerging artists offer an exciting affordable opportunity.
As well as now household names such as Bambi, Van Donna and we’ve seen new artist Billy The Kid steadily on the rise.
Each artist offers buying options from limited edition signed prints from £199 up and originals from under £1,000, making for great potential opportunities to start a new collection as well as adding to an existing diversified selection.