Do You Need To Be An Art Expert To Invest In Art?

More and more people are starting to invest in art. However, art investment requires a fair amount of thought, knowledge and patience – which begs the question “do you need to be an expert to invest in art?”.

This is something we are going to be exploring in today’s blog post. If you are considering venturing into the world of art investments or you’d simply like to learn more about art investments, then this blog is for you.

Read on to learn more about art investments, including the benefits of investing in art. We’ll also be discussing whether you need to be a fine art expert in order to invest in art.


The Basics of Art Investments

Art investments refer to the purchase of art with the expectation of the value of the piece increasing. When you invest in art, you aim to sell it for a higher price than you purchased it for, thus making a profit.

Unlike many other investments, art is a tangible asset – you own it and can enjoy it in your own home. This differs from the stock market, for example, where you are unable to physically enjoy the stocks you are purchasing.

There is a range of places you can purchase art to invest in – one of the most prominent being art galleries. At an art gallery, you can view the art in person and get a thorough feel for the art you’re considering purchasing. Likewise, there will be members of staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about the piece of art, the artist or the provenance.

Art galleries display both primary and secondary pieces of art. Art auctions, however, typically only sell secondary pieces; pieces of art that have been purchased previously and are for sale again. Art auctions can take place both online and in person.

Another place to find fine art to purchase is art fairs – art fairs will often display and sell pieces from up-and-coming and well-known artists.


The Benefits of Art Investment

There are a plethora of reasons why people choose to invest in art – one of the main reasons being to gain a profit. Blue-chip art is considered one of the safer art investments – however, like any investment, an investment in art is never completely risk-free.

That being said, art is a unique asset to invest in due to its historic price appreciation as well as low correlation compared to traditional markets.

Another benefit of investing in art is that art is something you can enjoy. When you invest in art, you own the piece – meaning you can do with it what you please. Whether you use it as framed wall art on display in your home or pass it on as an heirloom, art is something to be treasured.

Art can often have historical value, making it a great heirloom that can be passed down and kept in the family for generations.

Unlike many other markets, the art market has become much more accessible, meaning anybody can invest in art. It’s not just for those with millions of pounds and a huge investment portfolio; it’s a market that is open to all.


Is It Just Experts Who Invest In Art?

There’s no denying that the art market can be difficult to navigate – especially if you’re a beginner. However, the art market is open to anybody – not just art experts.

Before browsing art to invest in, we always recommend conducting a little research on both the artist and the art world in general. The art world is forever evolving, and what is trending now may not be in a few years’ time.

If you’re not an art expert, it’s always best to choose art you love to purchase – choose art you think will look great in your home, or art that speaks to you.

Understanding art trends is key to a successful investment. Although you don’t have to be an expert to make a profit from investing in art, it certainly helps to have a little knowledge of the industry.

If you’re not familiar with the art market, it’s important that you know what art is authentic and what isn’t. This is something art authentication experts can assist you with. Essentially, art authentication services test art to assure that it’s genuine and created by the artist in question.

At Grove Gallery, we recommend that you seek the advice of a professional such as an art specialist or advisor, regardless of whether you’re a first-time buyer or an experienced art collector. Read on to learn more about art advisory services and how they can help you when making an investment in a piece of art.


A Brief Introduction to Art Advisory Services

At Grove Gallery, we are home to an impartial art advisory service. Our team of art experts can provide you with knowledge and guidance, allowing you to successfully navigate the art world and build a beautiful and profitable art collection.

We can help you to generate an average of 8% to 12% from art on an annual basis, guiding you through the process and sharing our extensive knowledge of the artists and industry to increase the chance of generating a solid profit from your investment.

The support you receive from us doesn’t have to end once you have purchased a work of art; we can be there for you as you are building your portfolio and assist you when selling your art, helping you to make a serious profit.

Contact us at 020 8103 4905 today to learn more about the process, we are more than happy to assist you throughout the process. Alternatively, visit our gallery in London, England today to browse beautiful pieces of art from a range of prominent and up-and-coming artists.

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