Making Art Investment Simple
Invest in your own ‘piece’ of art
Art is expensive and for most people buying a painting / print outright by a renowned artist is just not realistic but this means you will not be able to access the return on investment that art investment offers. By buying part of a painting that you can afford you can reap the benefits of the art’s appreciation that can out do more traditional forms of investment like stocks and shares. Depending on your long-term plan, you can sell, reinvest or purchase a brand new piece of artwork to bolster your portfolio & investment.
There are a variety of options that our team will discuss with you in detail so that we can recommend the art investment plan that best suits your needs.
‘Blue Chip Art has outperformed the FTSE 100 by 402% in the last 20 years since 2000’
– Artprice 100
Be part of the revolution.
Why Invest In Art
Art is known to perform strongly in times of high inflation
Art is resilient in all economic and volatile climates as it isn’t tied to the FTSE or S&P.
79% of wealth managers recommend Art Investment
Art provides stability within your investment portfolio with consistent & reliable returns.
Art averages 8.9% annual growth compared to 3.4% for S&P 500
Artprice 100 *2000-2018
Art outperforms traditional investment routes such as stocks, shares, gold and bonds.
Global art sales increased by roughly 29% in 2021
Art as a market is growing substantially, year-on-year, and showing no signs of slowing down.
How Art Grows
1960 to present
Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) screen-prints converge key themes of the artist’s 1960s Pop – death, beauty, fame and the mass media – in a work that would arguably come to define his career. In 1967, Warhol established Factory Additions, a publishing business set up to produce screen-print portfolios of his signature subjects like Campbell’s Soup and Flowers, making his work more accessible and quickly expanding his market. Marilyn Monroe (Marilyn) was the first portfolio he created. Warhol had first depicted Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962) in a series of silkscreen paintings following her tragic death, starting with Gold Marilyn Monroe (Museum of Modern Art, New York), in which the actress is enshrined against a flat gold background. Though deriving from the same image, a promotional photograph for the 1953 film Niagara, the ten works in the Marilyn portfolio are different from one another in both colour and composition. Each image was printed from five screens: one that carried the photographic image and four for the different areas of colour. Warhol developed the technique of printing each layer slightly off-register in order to align his work with the common printing processes of commercial media. This method renders Monroe’s image as intrinsically reproducible like a logo or brand, revolutionising the tradition of portraiture by openly embracing the mechanically repetitive nature of the modern image.
Between 2020 and 2022
Finished in 2022, Vandal affair by artist Nomen in a mixture of graffiti entwined with abstract expressionism the mysteriousness and wonder of women has been captured. NOMEN, aka Nuno Reis, is a Pioneer of Graffiti Art in Portugal, since 1989 Nomen’s art (1974) was born on the streets. He is a pioneer of graffiti in Portugal, and he is a self-taught visual artist whose universe has been consolidating in a multiplicity and registers since he began to interact with the urban space back in 1989, from the first illegal incursions on trains and walls, to the developed work on a large scale both in expository and institutional environment. Furthermore, Nomen is versatile and prolific, the self-named “style swinger” is renowned by mastering the balance between shapes and colors, may it be on elaborated typographic constructions with a unique dynamic, as well on compositions and photo-realistic portraits where he explores the depuration of elements. Moreover, his work has been presented on innumerous exhibitions, events, and artistic productions both in Portugal and abroad. Currently his work has been looked for by companies, institutions and private customers that search in him an asset, and artistic competence able to solve mural art tasks in their spaces or events.
Between 2020 and 2022
Fernando Carlo (also known as Cope2) is an artist from the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, New York. He has been a graffiti artist since 1985. Cope2’s cousin “Chico 80” influenced Cope into writing. In 1982, he made his own crew called Kids Destroy, eventually changing to Kings Destroy after he dubbed himself “King of the 4 Line”. Cope2’s “throw-up” was given to him by Cap to use until he had enough skills to create his own. Some of Cope2’s initial commercial artwork has been sold at Christie’s for $10 USD per painting. Early work includes cover art for a Boogie Down Productions album titled Sex and Violence. In 2002, Cope2 provided artwork for Adam Bhala Lough’s Bomb the System, including a piece on the Brooklyn Bridge. He can be seen on the DVD’s behind the scenes footage painting one of the pieces at the end of the film. In 2003, Cope2’s book entitled Cope2: True Legend was published by Righters.com. In 2005, Cope2 collaborated with and designed a pair of sneakers for Converse under the “Chuck Taylor All-Stars” line. Also in 2005, Time magazine commissioned Cope2, for $20,000 USD, to paint a billboard ad in the SoHo district of Manhattan, on Houston and Wooster. The ad depicts the magazines cover with graffiti tags scrawled over it; the text reads “Post-Modernism? Neo-Expressionism? Time. Know Why”. In 2006, Cope2 appeared in Marc Ecko’s video game, Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. He features as one of the “graffiti legends” who gives the protagonist advice on the graffiti world. Cope2’s “throw-up” has also appeared on walls in the videogame GTA IV and in the movie Shrek The Third. In 2008, Cope2 collaborated with Adidas and Footlocker to release a collection of clothes and accessories in Europe. The collection included baseball caps, jackets, T-shirts, sweaters, belts and sneakers.