FAQS

At Farhi Fine Art we enjoy privileged access to a large number of Blue-Chip artists. We also have direct access to the entire estates of many leading established artists. This is a significant advantage that gives our clients the potential for even greater growth. Moreover, we have access to a very exciting cohort of talented emerging artists – those with the potential to become Blue-Chip artists.

Our Sotheby’s-trained art specialists have a combined experience of over 75 years. Their expertise and extensive network of contacts around the world help our clients navigate the complex Contemporary and Post-War Modern art market and make wise investment decisions. In short, we help our clients take the guesswork out of buying investment art.

First step would be to speak to one of our art consultants. Using the information gathered in your private consultation, your art advisor will prepare a bespoke investment proposal .Should you wish to make a purchase with Farhi Fine Art, whether as a novice or seasoned investor, you will become a member of our tight-knit community of art lovers, collectors and investors. Our onboarding process has been designed to give you clarity, confidence and enthusiasm for investing in fine art.

We can never guarantee a return on your investment and past performance is not indicative of future results.

In 2020, the dominant sector in the fine art public auction market was Contemporary art.

 

Together with Modern art (works created by artists born between 1875 and 1960), these sectors constituted approximately 81% of the total value of sales. The sectors have expanded rapidly and led the fine art market for the last two decades.

Fine Art represents a unique investment opportunity with significant capital growth potential.

From 1950 to 2020, the Sotheby’s MeiMoses Art Index generated a compound annual growth rate of 8.4%.

Blue-chip art has surpassed the performance of the FTSE 100 by 402% between 2000 and 2020 (ArtPrice).

In addition, investing in Fine Art offers the following benefits:

  • Capital growth potential
  • Diversification through a tangible asset
  • A hedge against inflation
  • Personal enjoyment

The answer is that a variety of factors, some nuanced and others more straightforward, determine the value of an artwork. Here are some important considerations for the art investor when evaluating artworks:

  • Artist
  • Technique/Medium
  • Authenticity
  • Scarcity
  • Subject/Style
  • Condition
  • Provenance

In 2019, art sales totalled $64.1 billion globally. The year 2020 has seen record auction results with over £500 million spent on contemporary art during the Covid-19 pandemic.

85%of wealth managers recommend incorporating art into a balanced investment portfolio (Deloitte).

Blue-chip art has surpassed the performance of the FTSE 100 by 402% between 2000 and 2020 (ArtPrice).

Contemporary art has delivered an annual return of 14% over the last quarter-century, as of December 2020, compared with a 9.5% annual return from the S&P 500 (Citi Global Art Market chart).

There is no minimum holding period; however, we recommend holding artwork for up to five years.

When buying original art, there is always a good chance that the piece will grow in value over time.

This is because of the uniqueness of the artwork and the invariable development of the artist. who created it.

Should you prefer to not have your artwork delivered to your home or office, we will be very happy to assist you.

We can arrange for your art work to be stored and insured with our storage partners Jaywark.

Your asset will be stored and insured in high security, climate-controlled storage rooms by experts with many years of experience in handling high-value works of art.

All our art consultants are Sotheby’s trained. They will assist you in developing a collection using their networks of industry connections and their own professional art expertise.

They can advise and source artwork to add hard-to-find, valuable and interesting pieces to any art collection.

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