Category: Investing in Art

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The Million Dollar Artwork Formula

How art gets its value: the cynical version

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How Art Gets Its Value

How investors decide whether an artwork is worth it.

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African Contemporary Art: The Investment Case

Also, who doesn't like to hobnob at an art fair or a gallery opening?

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South African Art: How it gets its value. And why it’s cheap.

So yesterday, I explained why I think that the art market is an investment powerhouse that is only due to get stronger. Basically, for two reasons: Increasing Wealth Inequality; and The power of asymmetric information. Asymmetric information is my favourite part of the story. I love an informationally inefficient market-space where you can be on […]

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South African Art: The Economic Reason To Buy It. Immediately.

If you had asked me a few months ago about my opinions on buying art as an investment strategy, I would have made the following observations: Hmmm. I see. So what you’re saying is, you’d like to veer clear of productive assets in favour of the persnickety tastes of the art world? Sounds risky to me. […]

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