In either case, we’re here to guide you through the process of building an investment portfolio that you can have the highest level of confidence in and to point out why right now is the best time to invest in art.
It’s one thing knowing why art is a good investment, but it’s another thing to know how to become an art investor and build a collection that you can take pride in and gain enjoyment from, as well as having the opportunity for future profits.
6 Reasons Why Right Now Is The Best Time To Invest In Art
It’s never too late to get started, in fact, right now is the best time to invest in art, and here are 6 reasons why:
1. Art investment is accessible to everyone
The art market and art investment are accessible to everyone now more than ever. The online world has made the process of investing in art much easier, as well as simplified the means of finding expert art brokers and advisors to guide you along the way.
The assortment of available artworks is vast and there’s also a variety of different price ranges so when it comes to building an art collection or adding to an investment portfolio, there’s profitable artwork to suit every budget and taste.
Another element that has provided accessibility is flexible payment options; your favourite artworks have never been more affordable than they are now.
2. Art is a stable asset class
The art market is resilient and despite many periods of uncertainty and unstable markets in recent history, the art market has consistently weathered the storms and recovered.
Advances in technology have been giving art more transparency and making it more accessible has resulted in a higher transaction volume.
Long term data shows that in comparison to any other asset class, art has the closest correlation to gold and is a wise choice of investing in as a way of maintaining one’s wealth value as well as future profit potential.
3. Art is an asset with aesthetic value
As well as having monetary value, art is an asset that has aesthetic value and this is why it’s important to choose art that appeals to you and resonates with you when building a collection.
There’s an extra sense of reward and satisfaction when you can proudly display your investment portfolio in your home or workspace, getting a present sense of enjoyment with an opportunity for profit in the future.
It’s estimated that up to 80% of current art investors started their collection based on the aesthetic value that art provides. This is an important statistic to bear in mind for if and when you intend to sell your pieces. If an artwork appeals to you, you can be certain it will appeal to another collector too.
4. Art regularly outperforms stocks
Art is an asset that benefits from continuous market growth and regularly outperforms stocks and shares. Following on from the second point, while the stock market has many episodes of rising and falling, the art market has consistently demonstrated extraordinary stability.
In recent years, art has grown in value globally at a rate of 6% each year and according to Artprice, blue-chip art created by some of the world’s most recognisable artists has outperformed the S&P 500 by 180% from 2000-2018.
Also worth noting is that from 1995-2020, contemporary art has seen fewer losses than stocks with recorded losses in only 4% of cases over 3 year investment periods.
5. Art is a hedge against inflation
One of the key benefits of investing in art is that art is a hedge against inflation.
While any investment does carry a risk, art is an asset that’s historically not impacted largely by inflation or devaluation in currency, or market volatility.
Again going back to art being a stable asset class, this is a huge risk reduction when it comes to investing.
6. Art is a great diversifier for investment portfolios
By all means, art can be the only asset featured in your investment portfolio and for many collectors that is the case, however, it doesn’t have to be viewed as an alternative form of investment.
Art is the key to a diversified investment portfolio and as well as providing opportunities and potential for future profits, it’s also great for maintaining revenues.
Regardless of what assets you’re currently investing in, art should definitely be a feature in every investor’s collection of assets.
Become An Art Investor In 3 Simple Steps
At S&P Gallery, we’re strong believers in making art investment and the art market accessible to everyone.
Whether you’re completely new to art investment, or a seasoned collector, we remove the roadblocks and minimise the risks by providing expert art investment services that offer value to every experience level and open the way to the art market.
In order to streamline our service, we have created a simple 3 step process to become an art investor.
1. Art Advisory
As an investor, you’ll never need to be alone in making decisions, S&P Gallery will provide you with a dedicated expert art broker to break down and simplify detailed market insights, as well as industry best practices to help you proceed with the highest level of confidence in your investment.
2. Acquisition & Wealth Management
Your personal expert art broker will recommend a selection of artworks from our catalogue of profitable pieces that are bespoke to your budget, interests, and preferences. Your broker will also continually keep you in the loop with art market news and trends related to the bespoke art investment portfolio you’ve built.
Your expert art broker will inform you when it’s the best time to sell your artwork based on the market landscape that we’ve been diligently following on your behalf. If you’re happy to sell, we will proceed to market the artwork you wish to sell for you and you’ll receive a full breakdown of the return on your investment.
Suggested Artworks From The S&P Gallery Collection
The S&P Gallery collections have an exciting mix of emerging, established and blue-chip artists available to add to your collection or art investment portfolio. We have a vast array of limited-edition prints with prices to suit every budget and enough variety of art styles to please every collector.
Skittles is a watercolour painting and pencil sketch of a used sweet packet.
Ripped open and crumpled, this item floats in space with no context around, as many of Nettie’s works often do, giving this seemingly ordinary object a real spotlight moment and sense of focus.
Miss Aniela created Room With A View as a piece to ponder. In the opulent library of Eastnor Castle, a young bride, dressed in demure white, gazes out a grand window, adorned with golden velvet curtains.
What will her future hold? Are brilliant adventures yet to come?
One can only imagine as Marcus Larson’s stormy sea painting from 1859, is dramatically fazed into the bottom on her dress, silk flowing out like water.
The Artist’s Daughter At Two And A Half With A Boat
Taken from the Marina Picasso Estate Collection, this particular artwork is a portrait of the young Maya Picasso, the original being painted in 1938, within months of completing the Guernica masterpiece.
Portrayed holding her favourite toy boat and painted in Picasso’s signature Cubist style, this limited edition print documents an important time in the artist’s life and clearly shows Maya as a source of his joy.
How To Begin Your Art Investment Journey
Whether you’re new to investing or a seasoned collector, one fact remains the same. Right now is the best time to invest in art.
At S&P Gallery we specialise in providing the highest level of confidence in the art market and art investment.
If you’d like to take the first step in becoming an art investor, or in expanding and diversifying your portfolio, feel free to contact our expert art brokers for the finest professional art investment guidance. Our unique strategies have brought our clients returns of up to 64.6% in just 12 months.
To learn more about the benefits of investing in art and investing with S&P Gallery, as well as some of the returns realised from our clients and our market performance, you could also download our free art investment guide, which is packed with valuable information and insights.