Art is an essential element of daily life, as evidenced by 45,000 years of global artistic endeavours. Although an exact definition, or explanation, of the term is elusive, art is a form of communication that serves multiple purposes. Art is a cultural marker; it is social status; it is an embodiment of history; it is a study in aesthetics; it is propaganda; and it is also a valuable investment. Since Pericles commissioned the first art gallery in the Propylaea on the Acropolis, art has been collected and displayed. From Imperial Rome to the Ming Dynasty, art and antiques have been bought, traded and valued for archival, economic and personal reasons. The current art market is no different. Owning an art work not only gives the buyer the opportunity to partake in living history, it also promises a solid financial return.
The art market is a wonderful opportunity for people to fulfil both their aesthetic and economic goals. Alternative assets provides good diversification as part of an overall investment portfolio and is widely considered to be one of the safest and most solid form of investment. Most importantly, it is non-market correlated, allowing art to keep its value outside of the turbulent financial markets.
Current art trends are moving towards diversifying a collectors portfolio rather than investing in one artist’s work. Similarly, art is no longer viewed solely as decorative items, with most of our clients choosing to purchase collectible art for investment value as an appreciating asset, with a clear exit strategy.
Art offers monetary rewards. If a buyer seeks diversification to spread risk and to maximise potential gain, art investment is a perfect solution. Purchases should be considered as a long-term investment rather than a quick profit. A work of art holds and increases in value over time. During that time, the buyer can enjoy the artwork, combining both profit and pleasure. When you engage with us for a private sale, we will present you with an agreement outlining our exclusive right to offer the work for a specified period of time.
You can choose to take the art home or store the art with us. For selected pieces, we will rent the art back from our clients for use at events and exhibitions. The art will accrue value while we pay you a generous dividend every quarter for between 3 to 5 years. We suggest a minimum holding period of 5 years after which we then guarantee to take the Art work to Auction, or sell the item(s) through our Private Sales department.
All our art has been expertly selected and authenticated with provenance to ensure the integrity and transparency of the lineage. Our artists are very well known in art circles and are highly sought after by collectors around the world. We also continue to support emerging artists with the potential for growth who show talent combined with proven results.
Macey & Sons has created stunning private spaces as focal point to introduce you to the world of art, as an opportunity not just for investment. Let us demonstrate to you that art investment will work for you.
ART INVESTMENT GUIDE