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What is art investment?

Art investment is a financial strategy that involves purchasing and holding artworks with the expectation that their value will appreciate over time. Individuals, collectors, and institutional investors engage in art investment to diversify their portfolios and potentially achieve both financial and cultural returns.

The art market is dynamic and influenced by factors like the artist’s reputation, the historical significance of the artwork, and trends in the art world. Investors often seek guidance from art advisors, such as Exhibition Art, or auction houses to make informed decisions about their acquisitions. While the value of some artworks may soar, art investment carries inherent risks, as the market can be unpredictable and subjective.

Investors may choose to enjoy the aesthetic pleasures of their collections while awaiting potential financial gains. Some view art as a tangible and culturally enriching asset that adds a unique dimension to their investment portfolios. 

For those looking to blend their enthusiasm for culture with profit in their investment strategies, the ever-changing landscape of the art market offers a compelling and intricate opportunity.

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What are the benefits of investing in art?

Investing in art offers a range of benefits beyond financial returns. Firstly, art provides a tangible and aesthetically pleasing asset that can be enjoyed on a personal level. Collectors often benefit from investing in pieces that resonate with their tastes and emotions. Additionally, art can serve as a status symbol, reflecting the collector’s cultural sophistication and individuality.

From a financial perspective, art investment diversifies portfolios, reducing overall risk by providing an alternative to more traditional assets like stocks and bonds. The art market, though subject to fluctuations, has historically demonstrated the potential for substantial returns. Well-selected artworks from renowned artists or those with historical significance can appreciate significantly over time, providing investors with the opportunity for capital appreciation.

Moreover, investing in art can contribute to cultural and societal development. By supporting artists, collectors become patrons of creativity, fostering an environment where artistic expression thrives. Museums and galleries may benefit from loans or donations, enabling broader public access to valuable artworks.

The Art Market is booming
The time to invest is now.

Art is a global commodity. It can be bought and sold between collectors anywhere on earth, making it a truly worldwide market. With the long-term, worldwide trend of increasing wealth, alongside a growth in knowledge around Art, a much larger community has started to be interested in collecting and investing in the market.

141% ROI

Fine art increased in value by 141% over the past decade.

With the long-term, worldwide trend of increasing wealth, alongside a growth in knowledge around Art, a much larger community has started to be interested in collecting and investing in the market.

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An investment in Art provides an existing investment portfolio with further balance, and exposure to new growth markets. The investment grade art market, has outperformed all comparable asset classes over the last decade. Since 1950 the Art market has averaged returns between 4.20% – 11.30% Per Annum.


Christie’s Fine Art & Auction Revenue 2019 – 2020.

Between the 1st June 2019 and 30th June 2020 the average percentage profit achieved by Grove Gallery clients was 25.2%. With full asset ownership, your funds are secured against a tangible asset with an inherent value.

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