Inflation

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

Inflation is soaring in the US and UK—here's what it means for the art market

When prices rise, investors often buy art to lower risk and increase returns. But the market's buoyancy may be short-lived, as experience tells us