Investing in art

There are many different art forms you can invest in, and which one is best for you depends on your personal preference and financial situation. Some people invest in well-known paintings, while others prefer to invest in contemporary art, photography or sculpture. It is important to research which art genres and artists will increase in value before you decide to invest.

How do you research which art genres and artists will increase in value?

There are several ways you can research this:


  • Research the market: Learn about current trends in the art market and which artists and genres are currently popular. You can do this by going to art fairs, looking at art catalogues and researching online.


  • It is also useful to consult books, magazines, articles and other published sources on the art market. Dutch magazines such as: Bookman, Article, Listen and Art Light tell a lot about the important and current issues in the art world and its art. 


  • Consult experts: Talk to galleries, art dealers, collectors and curators to find out which artists and genres are currently in demand and which are expected to increase in value in the future. It can also be useful to keep an eye on art exhibitions for emerging artists.  


  • Track price trends: Learn about the price trends of specific artists and genres by analysing historical sales data. 


  • Assess quality: Invest in art that is of high quality, such as work by recognised artists with a good reputation and an established career.


  • Be patient: Investing in art is usually a long-term investment, so be prepared to invest time in it and do not expect a quick profit. 

    It is important to remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to value appreciation when investing in art. So invest mainly in what you really like and only use money you can spare.

    How do you invest in art?


    Now that you have researched what kind of art interests you, it is time to invest in art. And there are several ways to do this:


    • Buying original artworks. This is the most direct way of investing in art, where you physically own the work. 


    • Investing in art funds. This is possible by investing money in a portfolio of different artworks without physically owning them. 


    • And to invest in art fairs. This way of investing offers the possibility of investing in artworks through the purchase of shares. Just as you can buy shares in companies. 


    Of course, there are always other ways to invest in art. However, it is good to remember that investing with art always involves risk. Therefore, invest only the money you can spare.

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