Art investment

US inflation rates are rising at the fastest pace in decades. What does it mean for the art market?

Art market economists warn US may soon reach a state of stagflation not seen since the 1970s - and buying art might not help investors

Jillian Billard
Art marketcomment

Choose your unicorn: why angel investors are ploughing millions into art startups

Tech-led art businesses are starting to attract venture capitalist funding, with the NFT platform MakersPlace recently gaining $30m investment

Art marketanalysis

Blue-chip artists move over, here come the red chips

Art as a blue-chip investment has had its day, as buyers chase the latest "red-chip" names

Phillips rolls out 'Articker' to predict the next hot artists through exhibitions and media coverage

Like a stock ticker, the new data platform scrapes the internet to give users a constant stream of information about art

The blue chip delusion: why investors should be wary of the brand name lure

Art is pitched as an asset class, but even big-name artists are not guaranteed to hold their value, let alone turn a profit

Silicon Valley tech companies take novel approaches to art investment

Silicon Valley’s success stories are applying their non-corporate ethos to art investment, finding innovative ways of building their collections

Lettersarchive

"Silver, Wine, Art and Gold" is a proper asset class

Joe Roseman, former head of economics at Moore Capital and author of Swag: Alternative Assets for the Coming Decade

Latest online startup aims for 3D sales

The creators of a new software venture think that adding an extra dimension will get things moving

Art marketarchive

New index and fund track post-war art: AMR Post-War Art 50

Castlestone plans 18-month buying spree while prices remain low

Comment: if the hedge funders ditch art, new buyers will emerge

In 2007 the economist James Sproule examined the risks facing the market—and the good news was it was not all doom and gloom

July 2007archive

It’s definitely a bubble, but when it will burst is anybody’s guess

The veteran dealer Richard Feigen on the state of the art market in 2007

Questions arise surrounding legitimacy of items thought to be part of supposedly incomplete Sevso silver hoard

Documents seen by The Art Newspaper reveal that five bowls, 37 cups and 187 spoons were offered with the 14 pieces which make up the Roman treasure

Art marketarchive

Speculators angering dealers over collecting without passion for art

Young financiers want to build a diversified portfolio

Art marketarchive

Fine art investment fund goes live

Meanwhile, other art funds are being started up

Bernard Arnault retreats from web investments

Following over €500 million investment in 1999

Concentration of arts sponsorship in London causes other UK regions to lose out

Unevenness comes to light, as survey finds that almost 50% of the UK total was directed towards London

March 1991archive

A guide to bad times: why the market downturn is good news for true collectors

We observed that while the market was feeling fragile during the 1991 slump, fortunes have a way of turning around