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Opportunities
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Self-Portrait
Andy Warhol
+61.6x
Increase in value of Warhol paintings since 1986.
Warhol vs Equities
Since 1986
The Outcast
George Condo
+40.2x
Increase in value of Condo paintings since 1986.
Condo vs Equities
Since 1986
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Self-Portrait
Andy Warhol
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When does exceptional art
become investment quality art?

The artist must have a sustained auction track record, with at least five years of auction performance history.
The artist’s market must demonstrate price velocity, measured by looking at the recent momentum.
The artist must have international appeal. This may be measured in the number of international public collections the artist appears in, or by the presence of a known international collector base.
Untitled
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Untitled
A B, Brick Tower
Gerhard Richter
A B, Brick Tower
L’allée des Alyscamps
Vincent van Gogh
L’allée des Alyscamps
Meules
Claude Monet
Meules
Day Pool with Three Blues
David Hockney
Day Pool with Three Blues
La belle promenade
René Magritte
La belle promenade
Untitled
Mark Rothko
Untitled
Please note the art shown was not traded on the Mintus platform. Past performance is no guarantee of future results, see important disclosures important disclosures.

THE ART MARKET

The value of the global art market has grown by 62%, since 2009, reaching $65 billion.

Historically the art market has seen some headine-grabbing returns. And while investments can go down as well as up, Mintus provides a wealth of data around artists’ sale prices that can be a useful aid to investment decisions.

Van Gogh, Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès, 1889
Van Gogh, Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès, 1889
Sourcing
Valuation
Authentication
Storage
Selling
Mintus has a Target List of potential artist offerings, compiled through an analysis of market performance and artwork investment criteria.
The artist must have a sustained auction track record, as this is a strong indicator of an artist’s secondary market.
The artist’s market must show recent price velocity, a gauge of an artist’s market momentum.
The artist must have international appeal in order to maximise the pool of potential buyers worldwide.
Sourcing

THE ART MARKET

The value of the global art market has grown by 62%, since 2009, reaching $65 billion.

Historically the art market has seen some headine-grabbing returns. And while investments can go down as well as up, Mintus provides a wealth of data around artists’ sale prices that can be a useful aid to investment decisions.

Van Gogh, Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès, 1889
Van Gogh, Cabanes de bois parmi les oliviers et cyprès, 1889
Mintus has a Target List of potential artist offerings, compiled through an analysis of market performance and artwork investment criteria.
The artist must have a sustained auction track record, as this is a strong indicator of an artist’s secondary market.
The artist’s market must show recent price velocity, a gauge of an artist’s market momentum.
The artist must have international appeal in order to maximise the pool of potential buyers worldwide.
Sourcing
Potential offerings are appraised both in-house and by an industry-leading third-party to evaluate current market value.
The valuation process takes into consideration: authenticity, rarity, condition, provenance (ownership history), and historical importance. Practical factors include the medium (materials), size, and subject matter. Comparable sales at auction are also used to determine an artwork’s market value.
A price is then negotiated with the seller to list the artwork on the platform.
Valuation
Mintus primarily uses two tools to authenticate its potential offerings: provenance research and artist’s catalogue raisonnés.
Provenance is the history of ownership of an artwork leading back from the present owner to the artist’s studio.
A catalogue raisonné is the comprehensive illustrated catalogue of all the known works by an artist, compiled by the leading specialist in the artist’s field.
Some artists have associated Estates, Foundations or Authentication Boards that are the leading authority on the authenticity of their artwork. When applicable, Mintus reaches out to these bodies to verify the authenticity of an artwork, listing the issued documentation or certificate of authenticity on the platform.
Authentication
Artworks are stored in a secure, purpose-built, temperature-controlled storage facility, designed specifically to house high-value assets.
Every artwork is fully catalogued, a process that involves documenting all the physical characteristics of the artwork alongside the compilation of its provenance, exhibition history and appearance in any literature.
Artworks are professionally photographed from the front and back, an essential record of its appearance and condition.
Upon arrival at the storage facility, the artworks are examined by a conservator to check their condition.
Storage
Mintus reviews offers and sale opportunities on a regular basis, using market intelligence and insights to determine whether to sell the artwork.
When applicable, Mintus will engage its trusted network of dealers, advisors, and galleries with discretion to execute the sale of the artwork via a private transaction.
Similarly, if the market conditions and terms of agreement are favourable, Mintus will consider auctions as a potential sales channel.
Selling

Interested in selling a painting?

We welcome anyone who wants to unlock liquidity from their art collections to contact our Fine Art team. This includes individual investors, galleries, institutions and artists.

Why
Invest
In
Art

Most of us will have an emotional reaction when we are presented with a new piece of art. Whether you love a piece or hate it, the chances are it is likely to spark some debate.
The power of art is in this connection. A connection that is rare when it comes to some of the investments you may be more familiar with.
Historically, opportunities to invest in art have been closed off from many investors. Until now. Find out how you can get access to an art market that’s performed three times better than the S&P 500 since 1986* with Mintus.
*Source: The Live Art Index. Past performance is not a guide to future performance.
Past performance is no guarantee of future results - see important disclosures.
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