artnet international


The recent interest in artworks on paper as a long term investment shows that original limited edition prints are a reliable growth asset.

Art is often an important component of financial planning and portfolio diversification strategy.  For those who invest in art wisely, it's potentially high long term  returns and low correlation to other investments justifies serious attention. Over the last 10 years, fine original art has achieved a CAGR of 4.6% versus the ASX200 of 1.71%*. Over the last 50 years it has achieved an annual CAGR of 8.8%. You too can benefit from this kind of capital growth in the market with a low correlation to traditional asset classes. As an investor you can generate a healthy income of up to 9% on your asset.

Liquidity. The number of contemporary works of art sold has more than tripled in the last decade. The size of the market is growing and with it grows liquidity. We can advise you on the optimum sell cycle to maximise the potential capital gain.

SMSF's The Australian Tax Office allows you to buy art through your self managed superannuation funds, subject to some regulations. There are simple steps to follow to ensure compliance and we can help guide you through this process.

Artnet has been guiding its clients in art investment for more than 25 years and is uniquely qualified to assist sophisticated investors integrate art into their overall wealth management strategy, by helping to construct their own bespoke art portfolio, Our team of art experts, can develop a buy-list of strategic investments in works of art that demonstrate high potential and enable you to define value and achieve investment success. Many corporate art collections incorporate original prints and Artnet can manage your art assets for you. We are experienced in leasing artworks to major Australian companies on a fully insured basis and can advise on the right work and the right time to sell to realise capital gains, Elizabeth Levine, an art advisor working in New York, has noticed the trend towards prints - "I am finding more and more are buying prints - both because the clients like prints, and because these original signed works can still be acquired for reasonable prices".