Art as an Investment

Invest in One of the Best Performing Asset Classes

Our unique strategies have brought our customers returns of up to 64.6% in just 12 months, outperforming traditional asset classes by 12%

Our network of relationships with leading galleries and private art collectors ensures our clients have access to some of the rarest, most sought-after and profitable pieces available.

Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting to build an investment portfolio, Smith & Partner are on hand to walk you through the process of investing in the art market today.

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Why Invest in Art?

Investment Portfolio Diversification

Investment Portfolio Diversification

Art is the key to a diversified portfolio, not an alternative form of investment.

Art should be part of a well-rounded investment portfolio, especially when the goal of investing over the long term is not only to boost investments but to also maintain revenues.

Stable Asset Class

Stable Asset Class

There is always a buyer for art.

Deloitte estimates the total value of art to be $1.7 trillion. By 2026, this number is projected to reach $2.7 trillion. Technological advances are making art more transparent and more accessible, resulting in a higher transaction volume.

Continuous Market Growth

Continuous Market Growth

Just like stocks and bonds, art can increase in value.

In recent years, art has grown in value globally at a rate of 6% each year. Globalisation, increased knowledge, and cultural interests all work to ensure a growing marketplace for art.

Proven Historical Returns

Proven Historical Returns

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.

With limited edition prints, our expertise has been a part of portfolios containing emerging and established artists, as well as blue-chip artists that have returned as much as 64.6% within 12 months.

Asset-Backed Investment

Asset-Backed Investment

Art is an asset-backed investment and each piece is unique and tangible. Our collection of limited edition fine art prints are physical products you can enjoy, treasure and display, with an opportunity for profit in the future.

Hedge Against Inflation

Hedge Against Inflation

Art has an exceptionally low correlation to more traditional investments such as stocks and shares and serves as a hedge against inflation.

While any investment carries a risk, one of the major benefits of art is that it’s an asset that’s not largely impacted by market volatility, inflation or devaluation in currency. This serves as a risk reduction in your investments.

Returns realised by Smith & Partner Clients


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3 Steps to Art Investment

At Smith & Partner, we believe in making art collection and the art market accessible to everyone. We provide art investment services that offer value to collectors and investors of any experience level within the art market.

1 // Art Advisory

At Smith & Partner, you’ll have a dedicated broker on hand to breakdown detailed market insights, along with the best practises in the industry so you can proceed with the highest level of confidence in your investment.

2 // Acquisition & Wealth Management

Your personal broker will then recommend a bespoke selection of works from our catalogue of profitable pieces and keep you up to date with any art market news or trends related to the portfolio you’ve built with us.

3 // Returns

You'll be informed when's the best time to sell your artwork based on the market landscape we've been diligently following on your behalf. Providing you are satisfied, we will market the artwork for you and you’ll receive a full breakdown of your return.

NFT Art Investment

Whilst traditional methods of art investment still stand firmly at the top of the art market; NFTs have opened up a new avenue of art investment, making it more accessible to everyone.

What Are NFTs?

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are used to represent ownership in almost anything, from digital art to virtual real estate.

NFTs hold unique data that is stored on a digital ledger, establishing a transparent proof of ownership on the blockchain network. This enables anyone at any time to trace who owns a particular digital asset; making it easier than ever to establish and authenticate ownership.

What Is NFT Art?

NFT art comes in a variety of forms, ranging from generative art to photography; anything created using digital media as opposed to the traditional manner of paint on canvas; although a physical artwork can also be converted into a digital format.

In short, any piece of digital art can be minted as an NFT.

How Does NFT Art Work?

A key difference between NFT art and traditional art is that NFTs are always publicly verifiable and can be displayed and managed daily via an NFT marketplace.

The result is that the value of NFT art can be determined with greater frequency than traditional art which may be kept in a storage facility or private collection for many years without the true value being known.

As with traditional art, however, the value of NFT art is somewhat subjective and determined by a number of factors including the reputation of the artist and the scarcity and demand for their work.

Why Invest In NFT Art?

NFT art is the perfect investment for anyone looking to build up their digital art collection and investment portfolio; ownership is easily verifiable and guaranteed and the NFT market is already offering proven returns, despite being relatively young.

Only true ownership of a particular artwork has value and thanks to NFTs and blockchain technology, being able to establish that ownership, verify it and authenticate it has become very easy and transparent.

Want to Learn More About NFT Art Investment?

Our trained Art Advisors are available to answer all your questions and assist you in planning your Art Investment portfolio.

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Why invest with Smith & Partner?

Unlike buying stock market shares, every artwork you purchase from Smith & Partner belongs to you, you alone own the work outright. This gives you the autonomy to keep the art for as long as you like and sell it whenever you want to.

Exclusive Art Access

Exclusive Art Access

We have exclusive access to limited-edition fine art prints as well as sought-after, one of a kind original artworks from emerging, established and blue-chip artists.

Personalised Investment Plans

Personalised Investment Plans

We have a strong desire to create profitable collections for our clients using bespoke, personalised art investment plans that ensure growth and stability.

Detailed Market Insights

Detailed Market Insights

Here at Smith & Partner, we offer the foremost platform for anyone looking to build an investment-savvy art collection based on detailed market insights.

Market Trend Tracking

Market Trend Tracking

Our specialists are tracking art market trends daily, along with the value of your collection. When the market is prime for selling, your broker gets in touch immediately with the details.

Expert Insider’s Knowledge

Expert Insider’s Knowledge

Our inside knowledge of the art market along with our network of valuable connections puts us in the prime position to advise and guide you to making profitable investments.

Art Market Understanding

Art Market Understanding

Our diverse knowledge and understanding of the art market ensure you’ll receive an accurate, professional evaluation and authentication of your artworks.

DISCLAIMER : S&P Gallery is not considered to be a financial institution but a buyer and seller of luxury goods, any price rise or decrease is circumstantial to market conditions so we do not guarantee the price of any artworks in the future.