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Investing in Art: The Rockefeller Estate Art Auction

March 12, 2018

Interesting article about the expected $1 billion auction of the art and other valuable from the estate of the late David Rockefeller. One interesting point is that much of the art was purchased for substantially less than today’s estimated value. Another point is that Rockefeller changed his plans for the pieces over time, partly because […]

Antiques Investing: The Great Antiques Bust

March 12, 2018

Prices for many antiques are way down, and could have farther to fall, according to this article. In fact, it appears that many “antiques dealers” have changed their businesses entirely and not dealing at all in older items. This article has some theories about why this happened. Even New York’s prestigious Winter Antiques Show has […]

The Art Investing Portfolio

April 11, 2017

Some economists decided to measures the returns on art and compare them to other investments. One way they did that was to take the collection of John Maynard Keynes that he bequeathed to a college and follow it over the years. The results of the study aren’t favorable for those who view art as a […]

Where All the Art has Gone

June 2, 2016

When wealthy people look for safe places to park their wealth, they often turn to art. In the past, when art was purchased it usually was displayed in the owner’s home or business, or perhaps lent to a museum. Apparently, that’s no longer the case. Many wealthy people are buying art simply for the investment […]

Estate Planning

Estate Planning for Your Collectibles and Treasures

May 19, 2016

One of the most difficult problems in Estate Planning is determining how to handle personal collections and similar special assets. Often the owner has devoted more than money to these assets. The collection is a special interest that consumed much time and attention, and there probably is an emotional investment as well. The owner had […]

The Dark Side of Art Collecting

April 30, 2015’s been running a series of articles on different aspects of the art collecting market. The latest installment shows the dangers of art collecting, especially for those who engage in private market transactions and rely on brokers and agents for their information. In this installment, a Russian billionaire decides that his dealer was overstating the […]

Art Collectors and the Tax Code

April 29, 2015

There’s a lot of money involved in art, and the tax code works to keep the money in art. It turns out that when you hear about a sale of art at a high price, the art wasn’t really sold. It was exchanged for other art so that the “seller” doesn’t have to pay capital […]

Avoiding the Fraud of Collectibles Investing

July 21, 2014

I’ve always believed that collectibles aren’t investments. Collectibles are items such as wine, art, antiques, cars, and the like. Periodically there are news reports that a particular collectible is a great investment because it has appreciated so much in recent years. There’s considerably less publicity when the price of that collectible declines are flattens out. […]


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