Art & Collectibles

News and Insights on Art & Collectibles as Alternative Assets
liu wei chinese art

Chinese entrepreneurs and investors are increasingly looking towards the world of art and collectibles in order to boost their investment income, according to new data. The latest government statistics reveal that art is becoming the latest booming asset class, with 2016 sales totalling US$6.33 billion and earning the country the

fine wines

Investment in fine wine “significantly and consistently outperforms” investment in art, antiques, and cars, a new report by fine wine investment management company Vin-X suggests. The firm compared the performance of wine with other alternative or ‘treasure’ assets that occupy a similar space in the minds of investors – highly

records / vinyl collecting

First there was the CD. Then the MP3. Then smartphones. Then Spotify. All these formats and services were supposed to herald the death of the vinyl record, with music fans expected to shun their physical stores of music in favour of purely digital versions instead. Didn’t happen. For some reason

Brazil’s super rich have changed their investment tastes as a result of the country’s ongoing economic turbulence and are now ploughing money into items that are less attention-grabbing than supercars and ostentatious bling. Many wealthy families and investors are now said to be shying away from the spotlight and, while

Auction house Sotheby’s has created its own forensic art analysis department in a bid to stamp out the increasing risk of forgeries in the art market. The first auction house to do so, Sotheby's aims to remove the reputational threat that copies create across the multimillion-pound art market. Making use

vintage spirits

While fine wine has long been of interest to collectibles investors across the globe, it appears that spirits are now coming of age, with many buyers willing to pay thousands for the right bottle. Demand for craft and fine spirits has risen significantly in recent years and investing in this

collectible antique dolls

The antique doll sector has been described by one collectibles expert as being 'like the wind,' as it is subject to dramatic highs and lows, however interest appears to be currently waning in one traditionally lucrative area of the market – the William and Mary doll arena. An upcoming auction

chinese art sanyu

China is once again the leader in the global art marketplace, according to the world leader of art market information, Artprice. The report released by Artprice has revealed that China had been tipped to lose its dominance of the art market to the US in 2016, but, thanks to a

basquiat art investment

According to new research, Millennials are increasingly looking at art as a commercially sound investment, in stark contrast to those older investors who viewed it solely in terms of its aesthetic appeal. The research from US Trust found that 55 per cent of Millennials invested in and collected art for

chairman mao online art

The digital age we are living in has had a marked impact on the world of art investment, with many industry experts calling technology the 'next frontier' of the global art market. Online buying and selling is now becoming far more common in terms of art, with strong growth in