Studies indicate that roughly 53% of art collections worldwide have over 500 pieces. Investing in art can be tempting, considering its creative mystique and potential for increasing value over time. Regardless of your taste, art is regarded as a physical commodity, and many investors consider it safer than volatile stock market investments. However, before you walk into an art gallery and make your purchase, take into consideration the following:
Invest in Contemporary Art
With many up-and-coming artists as well as mid-career and established ones, living artists’ works are more accessible and are more likely to increase in value over time.
The art market faces fluctuations
As you invest in art, you must be knowledgeable of the market sales and the history of the artist. Do some research on the demand, history, and different artists before making your investment.
As an investor, diversification is essential
Although there are styles that trend and sell well over a continuous period of time, take into account that there are “revivals” of certain art styles that might not be in vogue currently. Search for different art styles from various reputable and well-documented artists.
Consider the value of the painting you buy:
This is not only about the artist but about the quality of art they produce. If you are not sure what to look for, it is a good idea to find an art advisor to guide you. To make the best investment, consider buying one-of-a-kind pieces, they usually return a higher profit than prints or works that come in multiple editions.
Not all bargains are good bargains
For instance, if you get an invitation for Cuban art for sale, attend, but if the art does not sell at an auction, the market may not look at it favorably. This means you can buy the art at a reduced price, but you must be ready to hold on to it before taking it back to the market. It is also possible that the market history of the piece may be available to potential buyers, and they may not buy it at the price you intended.
Calculate the potential profits and losses for the art:
It is crucial to consider the current value and potential increase in the value of a piece of art. Take into account the materials of the work, the technique, size, and history of the piece in the art market. All these factors will help you better decide if the piece is worth the investment for future returns.