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Is Art a good investment?

Art has long been considered a worthwhile investment, and for good reason. Not only does it provide aesthetic enjoyment, it can also appreciate in value over time. Investing in art can be a great way to diversify one's portfolio and potentially earn a significant return on investment.

One of the main reasons art is a good investment is its ability to appreciate in value. Many works of art increase in value over time due to factors such as rarity and historical significance. For example, a painting by a well-known artist that is part of a limited edition series is likely to be worth more than one from a large edition series by the same artist. Additionally, works of art that were created by artists who have since passed away are often considered more valuable than those created by living artists.

Another benefit of investing in art is that it is a tangible asset. Unlike stocks or bonds, art can be physically owned and enjoyed. It can be displayed in a home, office, or other space, providing a constant source of aesthetic enjoyment. Additionally, owning a piece of art can be a source of pride.

Furthermore, art has been known to be a good hedge against inflation. As the value of currency drops, the value of assets like real estate, stock and art tend to rise. And since art is a unique and limited commodity, it is less likely to be affected by market fluctuations.

Lastly, it's worth noting that art has been a good investment over the long term. Art has a long history of providing returns that are comparable to other investments like stocks, bonds, and real estate. So, with the right research and guidance, art can be a wise and rewarding investment choice.

At Graham Budd Auctions, we are happy to help with the building of your art portfolio through our adviser and valuation service. Contact our Head of Art, Kevin Turton today at

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