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The finer points to collecting art

I thought I would cover some of the finer points to collecting art and not just for its beauty!

Whilst some of the points may seem obvious, others will be less so.

I hope you enjoy and feel free to reach out, as there is never a silly question!

Throughout its history, art has been seen as more than just a decorative or cultural asset—it has also been recognized as a store of value, a hedge against inflation, and a potential source of investment returns. While investing in art carries risks and uncertainties, it remains an attractive option for those who appreciate its aesthetic and financial qualities.

This Adam Cullen painting is a good example of that, with a value that has more than tripled in 10 years, and highly likely to continue:

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1. Before investing in any artwork, take the time to research the artist, their body of work, market trends, and the art market in general. Understand the artist’s reputation, exhibition history, critical acclaim, and the demand for their work in the primary and secondary markets.

James Drinkwater | Passmore Oval | oil on linen | 206 x 161cm
Excellent condition – single owner – priced to sell
$POA & market report

2. Look for artworks of high artistic quality that have the potential to appreciate in value over time. Consider factors such as the artist’s skill and innovation, the significance of the artwork within the artist’s oeuvre, and its condition. Provenance is also very important and is the back bone of the works potential value.

Rick Amor | Outlying Districts, Barelona | oil on linen | 152 x 198cm
Excellent condition – 1992
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3. Like any investment, diversification is key to mitigating risk. Invest in artworks across different artists, styles, mediums, and periods to spread risk and maximize potential returns. A diverse portfolio can also provide exposure to different segments of the art market and hedge against fluctuations in specific sectors.

Banksy | Trolley Hunters (Nic!)
With so many artworks and global demand to boot – one day Banksy will probably be the worlds highest value living artist.
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4. Art is typically considered a long-term investment, and its value may appreciate gradually over time. Be prepared to hold onto your investments for several years or even decades to realize their full potential. Avoid making impulsive decisions based on short-term market fluctuations.

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5. Consider seeking professional advice and consulting with an art advisor you trust.They can provide valuable insights, help you navigate the complexities of the market, and assist you in making informed investment decisions.

Blak Douglas | Ashes, Damper and Kangaroo stew | Synthetic on linen
90 x 120cm | Wynne finalist 2019

6. Familiarize yourself with the dynamics of the art market, including factors that can influence supply and demand, such as changes in taste and fashion, art market trends, economic conditions, and geopolitical events. Stay informed about auction results, art market reports, and industry news. Go to public and private exhibitions.

Vanessa Stockard | Tinder Weekend | Acrylic on board |  65 x 70cm
Art Money $550

7. While established artists may offer stability and proven track records, emerging artists can also present attractive investment opportunities. Emerging artists often have lower entry points and may experience rapid appreciation as their careers develop.

The Space Cowboy | Crowned Carnivore | Mixed media on canvas |  121 x 91cm
Art Money $250

8. Be aware of the risks associated with investing in art, including fluctuations in market demand, changes in art market regulations, liquidity constraints, authenticity issues, and the potential for forgeries or damage. Consider purchasing art insurance to protect your investments.

Gordon Bennett | Mask (teaser)| Acrylic on linen | 152 x 152m
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9. Maintain thorough records of your art collection, including purchase prices, provenance, condition reports, and any relevant documentation. Proper documentation can facilitate future sales, appraisals, and estate planning.

Richard Bell | Freedom rides | Acrylic on canvas | 180 x 240cm
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10. While financial considerations are important, ultimately, invest in artworks that you genuinely appreciate, enjoy and love. Art collecting is a deeply personal pursuit, and owning pieces that resonate with you can provide immense satisfaction and enjoyment regardless of their financial value.

Adam Cullen | Horned Kelly | Acrylic on linen | 152 x 152cm
Signed lower right corner ‘A’, signed and dated verso ‘A Cullen,
Condition: Excellent
Provenance: estate of the artist, Private collection
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