Art Funds

Profile: Day Star Fund

We spoke to Marta Areny, one of the executive board director’s at the Day Star Fund about how Day Star fit in to the art fund market. Why did you set up the fund? We started the fund after the financial crisis hit Europe. We were saw that we are …

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Sheik of Sharjah signs financial contract with Gutenberg Museum

Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed al-Qasimi, the Sheik of Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates has signed a financial support package with the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz Germany. The contract ensures the financial support of the Sheikh for at least the next three years, which, it has been reported will amount …

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Arthena: Crowd Funding in the art world

From new companies to funding personal missions Crowdfunding has come of age. You can even contribute £10 towards the Greek Bailout fund online, with varying levels of contribution offering a variety of personal rewards from a Greek food basket to a postcard of the Greek prime minister. Arthena a new …

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Sharia-compliant art fund nears launch date

Global art investment firm Prime Art Capital is about to launch a Sharia-compliant art fund that strictly adheres to Islamic investment and curating principles. “The launch date is subject to appropriate regulatory approvals that are necessary in the markets where we will offer this product,” says Prime Art Capital’s founder …

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Herman Steyn: Why I launched the world’s first Contemporary African Art fund

For Herman Steyn, setting up an African art investment fund was a natural extension of his background in financial services and his passion for collecting contemporary African art. He created the Scheryn Art Collectors’ Fund – believed to be the first of its kind – in collaboration with friend and …

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The Fine Art Invest Fund: The photography fund

In November 2011, when the bidding stopped at $4.3 million, Andrea Gursky’s photograph ‘Rhein II’ became the most expensive photograph ever sold at auction. One year before the Gursky sale the Fine Art Invest Fund launched. The Fine Art Invest Fund is an art investment fund specialising in contemporary photography, …

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Art Funds Survey 2015

If you take the Peau d l’or as the first, 2014 was the 110th anniversary of art funds. But there was no party. In June 2014, Deloitte and ArtTactic – in their words -“conservatively estimated” that there were 72 art funds in operation. Of the 72 funds it identified, some …

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Enrique Liberman: what to look for in an art fund

When deciding which art fund to invest in, pay close attention to the background, connections and personality of the fund manager, advises Enrique Liberman, president of the Art Fund Association and chair of the Art Law + Art Funds practice group at Bowles Liberman & Newman LLP. “The fund manager …

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Art funds: the good, the bad and the ugly

Art funds are an increasingly respectable form of investment but the memory of some disastrous early failures still lingers. Private Art Investor asked Enrique Liberman, president of the Art Fund Association and Chair of the Art Law + Art Funds practice group at Bowles Liberman & Newman LLP, what the …

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Art funds: invest with your eyes open – Jim Rickards

The key to successfully investing in an art fund is doing our homework and asking the right questions. That is the view of US lawyer and finance commentator Jim Rickards, an art fund investor and author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Death of Money. “There are some …

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