Practical Perspectives On Art Investment


Do you know how to interpret value, cost and transaction risk in an opaque market?

Art investment is often hyped as the next best investment opportunity. But the art market is a unique and complex environment, with many factors influencing the value of artworks. These include the artist's reputation, the rarity of the piece, and its condition. When assessing artworks in terms of their value as an investment, it is important to consider all of these factors carefully. The costs associated with buying and selling artworks can also be significant, and there is a higher level of transactional risk involved in art deals than in other types of investment. However, artworks can offer a number of advantages as an investment asset. They are relatively portable and easy to store, and their value can increase significantly over time. With careful research and due diligence, artworks can be a valuable addition to any investment portfolio.

Art Investment Panel Discussion: Annelien Bruins, Amelia Brankov and David De Buck

This panel talk will provide art collectors with a thought-out discussion of the practical issues they should take into account when getting into the art market, as well as providing concrete tools on how to go about buying, whether for pleasure or investment.

Attendees will learn:

  • Fundamental characteristics of the art market (that sets it apart from other markets)
  • How to assess art works in terms of value, cost and transactional risk
  • Pro’s and cons of artworks when viewed as an investment asset

This interactive panel is made up of Annelien Bruins, an independent Chief Marketing Officer; Amelia Brankov, a well-rounded litigator and founder of Brankov PLLC; and David De Buck, owner of De Buck Gallery.

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Annelien Bruins

Annelien Bruins serves as an independent Chief Marketing Officer to companies in the art, luxury and wealth management industries. She is a board member of the Foundation of the American Institute of Conservation.
Prior to her current focus on marketing strategy, she founded and ran her own art advisory firm in London, founded Katapult Coaching for Artists, an online business that...

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Amelia Brankov

As a well-rounded litigator, Ms. Brankov helps businesses and individuals in the creative sector resolve a wide range of dispute-resolution matters. Her practice includes advising on complex disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, copyright infringement, and the right of publicity. She has appeared in federal and state trial and appellate...

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David de Buck

David De Buck is a gallerist and owner of De Buck Gallery in New York City. Born in Ghent, Belgium, David first pursued a background in Economics and Business, initially working as a banker in Switzerland in order to gain key business experience before turning his full attention to art. Due to his parents’ involvement in the contemporary art world, David grew up personally knowing many top...

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