There are currently over thirty target artists on our list. This list forms the basis for initial conversations about new offerings on the platform, conducted primarily through the network of strategic relationships Mintus has built with global collectors and advisors. Every potential artwork is then evaluated on its merits as an art investment.
Every art investment offering on the Mintus platform is analysed against the following criteria to assess its strength as an investment proposition:
At Mintus, we focus on Post-War & Contemporary Art as it has the highest growth and has the best investment potential. Since 1998, the ArtPrice Contemporary Art Index has grown by over 358% and the ArtPrice Post-War Art Index has grown 267%. Over the same period, the ArtPrice Global Art Index has grown by 18%1.
Learn more about our focus on Contemporary Art as an investment compared to other art periods here. Examples of artists that Mintus are targeting include Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, David Hockney, Yayoi Kusama, and Gerhard Richter. All of these artists have a sustained auction track record and international collector base, marking them out as some of the best contemporary artists to invest in – in our opinion.
Mintus has developed strategic partnerships with a network of collectors and advisors, which form the primary channel for artwork acquisition. Through this network, Mintus has connections with some of the biggest art collections in the world ($1bn+), which means access to iconic contemporary artworks that are often “fresh to market” – those that haven’t been available on the market publicly recently, or ever. The other benefit of our partnerships is that artworks are available at advantageous pricing; buying from an auction or a gallery often comes with a premium, which can be anything from 20% to 50%.
Mintus does explore other sales channels beyond its network and accepts submissions through the platform here which are reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Each artwork’s investment potential is evaluated using market comparables and data analysis to understand its current and potential values. The initial market analysis and valuation is conducted internally using our in-house expertise. Once a potential purchase price has been agreed internally that is deemed good value, we consult our network of trusted external specialists for their input on the quality of an artwork, its pricing, and its liquidity. Concurrently, the artwork is independently valued by up to three industry-leading third party valuation experts to gauge the artwork’s fair market value.
The results of all the analysis is compiled into an investment case and ultimately presented to the Art Investment Committee to make a final decision on whether to proceed with the art investment.
We welcome any owner who wants to unlock liquidity from their collections to contact our Fine Art Team. This includes individual investors, galleries, institutions, and artists. Please reach out if you're interested in listing your artwork on the Mintus platform.
All artwork offered by Mintus is stored in climate-controlled, specialist art storage facilities, under a Mintus account. Current paintings are held in a facility in Delaware.
Artwork is acquired through our unique relationships with the world’s most renowned collectors and galleries. Our Fine Art Team marries their own expertise with insights from fellow industry experts to identify one-of-a-kind investment opportunities from established artists with high-growth potential. Our team examines metrics such as the artist’s market track record, recent price velocity and momentum, and the size of their international collector base when making investment decisions.
If you need support you can send an email to [email protected] or schedule a call using the links on each page of our website. If you need to make a complaint you can write to [email protected]. A description of our complaints policy is set out in the Investment Terms & Conditions for each investment.
Mintus Trading Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom under firm reference number 942522. For more details on our regulatory permissions please see the Financial Services Register.
For more information on risks, see the Memorandum for the relevant artwork and the important disclosures.
Mintus does not sell NFTs. NFTs are digital assets. Mintus enables qualifying investors to participate in the art market by purchasing interests in high value, physical artworks. Mintus’ platform facilitates investment in real, iconic artworks created by established artists.
Mintus will introduce a Secondary Market for investors in permitted locations, which will facilitate selling of shares to buyers, dependant on demand.
According to the regulations, certain investments can only be made available to investors who fall within these categories and Mintus must also follow appropriateness requirements when registering investors.
Fees are dependent on the specific artwork and the specific structure of the investment opportunity. Fees are clearly shown in advance for each artwork / investment opportunity, as displayed in the Memorandum that relates to the artwork / investment opportunity; this document is available to download from the profile of each artwork under the Opportunities section.
Both individual investors and institutions can invest in artworks. Individual investors will need to declare themselves to be ‘high net worth individuals’, ‘sophisticated investors’ or 'accredited investors' during the account creation process. Individual investors will also need to pass an appropriateness assessment. Professional investors including wealth managers, private banks and family offices should contact our team for more information on investing as an entity or managing multiple client accounts on the platform.
For the opportunities listed, a minimum investment of $3,000 is required however investments can be for any amount above this and generally range from $15,000 to $100,000. International payments are accepted.
Funds can be sent from any denomination into our USD bank account. We will show you the estimated cost in your chosen currency during the investment process, however this may change at the point of transfer, and does not account for fees charged by your bank. When transferring, your bank may show an estimated conversion; alternatively the funds can be sent in your local currency and converted at the point of receipt. Other transfer services such as Wise display exact fee and currency conversion rates to ensure you're sending the subscribed amount.
Mintus does not provide tax advice. We recommend that investors obtain their own tax advice as every person has specific tax circumstances. Generally, income and profits generated from your investment can be subject to either income tax or capital gains tax (depending on the individual investor and the specific structure of the investment). Artworks are not income-generating during the period they’re held. If you are unsure about your tax or other legal requirements, please speak to a professional advisor.
Not directly. In order to take an investment from one artwork to another, shares would need to be sold to a willing buyer on the future Mintus Secondary Market and then proceeds reinvested on the platform. The Secondary Market will only be available in permitted locations.
Typically, valuations occur at the end of June and December, with reports distributed to investors as soon as possible thereafter.
All actions in relation to the asset are at the discretion of Mintus. Mintus will communicate with investors on a six-monthly basis with an update on the net asset value, and any further news will be communicated on an ad-hoc basis.
Distributable profits will be made available to investors as soon as possible, once all sale-related administration is complete.
Profits will be received into your Mintus wallet, with the option to withdraw the profits into a bank account or reinvest on the Mintus platform.