Is the Art Market an Attractive Alternative Investment?

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First half 2019 indices: Artprice100 (+16%); S&P 500 (+18%)

Is the Art Market an attractive alternative investment? It would seem that blue chips are not to be found in the stock market alone. These exist in the art market as well in the form of top notch artists.

And if the above comparison of the first-half performance of the art and stock markets is any guide, these blue-chip artists are right up there holding their own against the best companies in the American economy!

Is the Art Market an attractive alternative investment?

Andy Warhol, Fu Baoshi, Zao Wou-Ki, and Wu Guanzhong were the artists that boosted the Artprice 100 index the most during the first half of 2019.

“A collector who, at the start of this year, invested in the 100 most successful artists of the last five years (2014-2018), would already be looking at a value accretion of almost a sixth in the value of his/her portfolio,” says Thierry Ehrmann, Artprice’s founder/CEO.

About the Artprice100 index

The index comprises 100 artists out of various periods. The artist with the highest weighted average is Pablo Picasso (9.1%). Meanwhile, at number 100 is Frank Auerbach with 0.2%.

Artprice is the global leader in art price and art index databanks. Further, it has over 30 million indices and auction results covering more than 700,000 artists.

Finally, it is preparing a blockchain for the art market.

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