Investing in fine art is an excellent way to diversify one’s portfolio and achieve significant long-term returns. Art has a long and proven track record of appreciation and can be an effective hedge against inflation and other economic factors.
Art is a tangible asset that can provide a unique source of pleasure as well as financial returns. Investing in fine art gives you the chance to own a piece of history and be a part of the art world. It is also a great way to express yourself and add a personal touch to your home or office.
If you know what to look for, fine art can be a good investment. Purchasing artwork necessitates research, knowledge, and patience. It is critical that you learn everything you can about the artist, the artwork, and the current market.
We’d like to highlight four artists, whose work we can provide access to, pieces that are highly sought after and valued, from the artist’s best periods, and which we believe are clear investment opportunities.
Jannis Kounellis (born 1936) is a Greek installation artist who is known for his large-scale, site-specific works. His works often feature unconventional materials, such as fire, animals, and objects from everyday life. He is one of the most influential artists associated with the Arte Povera movement, which emerged in Italy in the late 1960s. His works often had a political or social message and was often considered to be ahead of its time.
Kounellis has held numerous solo exhibitions at major international institutions, including the Guggenheim in New York, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, and the Reina Sofia in Madrid.
He passed away in 2017, and his works are now highly sought after and often fetch very high prices at auction. Kounellis’ signature works are the numbers pieces, which are sculptures made of a variety of materials and featuring numerals painted on the surface. These works are valued between 70,000-210,000 euros, depending on the size and complexity of the piece.
Medardo Rosso (1858–1928) was an Italian sculptor who is considered to be one of the leading figures of the Italian Futurist movement. His sculptures, which often featured abstract and expressionist themes, were noted for their highly emotive qualities. He is best known for his innovative use of wax, a material he used to create unique and often intensely personal works of art.
Forgotten many years but undoubtedly enshrined today. His sculptures are held in numerous major public and private collections, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Tate in London.
Cristina Iglesias (born 1956) is a Spanish installation artist working in a variety of media, including sculpture, photography, and video. Iglesias is best known for her large-scale environmental installations that often incorporate architectural elements, such as stairways, doors, and walls. Her installations often incorporate natural elements, such as water, plants, and light, in order to create a heightened sensory experience. Iglesias has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including at the Venice Biennale (1993, 2003, 2009), the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (2000), and the Museo Reina Sofia (2009). She currently lives and works in Madrid.
Günther Förg (1952–2013) was a German contemporary artist and painter who worked in a range of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, and printmaking. He is best known for his unconventional use of materials, often combining industrial products with traditional artistic techniques. His works often explore themes of memory, identity, and human existence. He has been exhibited in major museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Förg´s paintings already sell for 300,000 or 400,000. But his unique photographs with destroyed negative are yet at not high prices which makes them exceptional investments.
Today his legacy is managed by, among others, the Hauser & Wirth gallery, this implies that it will soon become unequable.
One of his pieces to which we have immediate access, among others, is this magnificent photography:
If you’re interested in growing your portfolio through investing in fine art, our team is available to assist you in selecting the works that have the potential to gain considerable value.
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