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    Why Invest in Art with Florence Bell

    Art has outperformed the S&P 500 by 250% since the year 2000

    There are no art consultancy fees with Florence Bell

    Over 50+ art pieces to invest in

    Dedicated team with 30+ years of in-depth knowledge in the art market

    We offer storage at a secure and insured facility for any art investor

    Art has a highly successful track record, proven with robust performance in volatile times

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    By Investing in Art, You Could Receive a Return of 22.5% Over 3 Years

    Why Invest into Art?

    Art has been one of the best-performing asset classes of the past three decades. The contemporary art market has shown an average return of 7.5% since 1985, with the art market as a whole showing 5.3% over the same period.

    Our team of highly trained art consultants have built relationships with leading UK galleries, up and coming artists and private art collectors over the past 30 years. With a wealth of knowledge, we are in a prominent position to help you chose the right artwork for a short, medium or long-term investment.

    Key Facts About Art

    £36.5 B

    Global Art
    MARKET VALUE

    Source: statista

    30 Years

    Our Team’s
    Knowledge

    31.4 M

    Global Art Market
    Transactions in 2020

    Source: statista

    Recent Art Sales and Growth Returns

     

    ALAN DAVIE - PETER'S JOY-PIT - 1961 (Oil on canvas)

    • Estimated: £20,000-£30,000
    • Sold for: £112,500
    • Return over upper estimate: 275%

    PATRICK PROCKTOR - STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS IN A JUG, ON A TABLE TOP (Oil on board)

    • Estimated: £12,000-£18,000
    • Sold for: £43,750
    • Return over upper estimate: 143%

    PATRICK CAULFIELD - FISH AND SANDWICH - 1984 (Oil on canvas)

    • Estimated: £50,000-£80,000
    • Sold for: £198,400
    • Return over upper estimate: 148%

    PATRICK PROCKTOR - PORTRAIT OF PETER DOCHERTY - 1966 (Oil on canvas)

    • Estimated: £1,000-£1,500
    • Sold for: £11,475
    • Return over upper estimate: 665%

    ALAN DAVIE - FISH LOVES DOG - 1966 (Oil on paper)

    • Estimated: £2,000-£3,000
    • Sold for: £13,750
    • Return over upper estimate: 358%

    PATRICK CAULFIELD - CLASPED HANDS - 1973 (Acrylic on paper)

    • Estimated: £10,000-£15,000
    • Sold for: £23,750
    • Return over upper estimate: 58%

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    Why should I choose Florence Bell Art Gallery?

    Florence Bell has over 30 years of experience in art collecting and investing. Whether you’re looking at buying art to enjoy or solely as an investment our team will help you choose the right piece and strategy for you. When you choose us, we get to know you and what type of art you’re looking for, as well as what sort of investment you’re looking for.

    How much should I invest into artwork?

    Art regularly outperforms the stock market, and it appreciates at a value higher than inflation. If you hit hard times, it makes great collateral for a loan and it attracts lower interest rates. Art makes it easy to move wealth through the generations. It also makes the perfect gift that keeps on giving for weddings and special birthdays.

    Can selling artwork make money?

    Yes! With a strategy or plan, and the correct guidance you can make money selling artwork.

    Can artwork go down in value?

    Just like the majority of investments, the value can rise as well as decrease. We are able to reduce the risk of this happening by working with well-established artists who have a global following.

    How does artwork appreciate in value?

    There are many ways art appreciates in value. The status of the artist could change and that means the value of their other pieces increase. Museums and collectors acquiring the work of your artist also help it increase in value. The good news is, there are many factors that can help your art grow in value.

    Does buying artwork guarantee a return on investment?

    Art like most investments out there does not offer a guaranteed return on investment. The return you receive depends on many factors such as the artist you choose to invest in, the particular piece you purchase, how long you choose to hold the piece for and the company you have behind you when it comes to selling your art.

    If you purchase an original piece of art by an artist such as Banksy, Damien Hirst or Alan Davie you give yourself a much better chance of making a return than if you purchased a print from an artist that is only popular in your hometown.

    Therefore, we recommend coming into the gallery, book an appraisal, and based on the facts you can determine if you want to invest in a particular piece of art.

    How long should I keep artwork before selling?

    This depends on your circumstances and the status of the artist. Again, book an appraisal and we can determine when will be the best time for you to sell your artwork. Our regular clients like to have us on retainer so we can call them if we sense a change in the marketplace.

    Can I buy art prints as an investment?

    Yes theoretically you could buy art prints as an investment but these generally show little to no return. Buying originals is the safest and preferred way to invest in art by most.

    Does Florence Bell charge an artwork investment consultancy fee?

    There are no artwork investment consultancy fees when you work with Florence Bell.

    Do I have to take delivery of my artwork?

    We do recommend our clients to purchase art that they find aesthetically pleasing and that they can enjoy, however if you do not have space to display your artwork at home, we offer storage at a secure and insured facility.

    What is the minimum investment level?

    At Florence Bell, we like to make the art market accessible to every investor. We recommend a good starting point in the market to be around £10,000 however we do have pieces starting from as little as £1,000.

    What is the average return in the art market?
    The contemporary art market has shown an average return of 7.5% over the last 3 decades, while the art market as a whole has shown 5.3%.
    What styles of art can you help me fill my space with?
    We specialise in post-war modern and street art but due to our broad range of knowledge and our connections in the art world, we can help with any style, form or medium of art.
    Can you help me source pieces from a particular artist I have been looking for?
    Yes, this is exactly what our sourcing service is here for! If you are looking for art by a particular artist or even a specific piece, get in touch today and allow our team of highly trained consultants to get to work and do the hard work by sourcing it for you.
    What budgets do you work with when sourcing artwork?
    We work with a broad range of clients, from those who are just starting collecting and displaying their art all the way to seasoned collectors who are looking to bring new life to their walls. We understand that while some of our clients spend upwards of £100,000 on a single piece to display on their wall, others might be looking at £10,000 to kit out their whole home. Whatever your budget is get in contact today and book a consultation with a member of our team.