W E S T B U R Y

INVESTING IN ART

BUYING AND HOLDING  (COLLECTING)

As with a few other assets, for example, property and gold, the value of art increases over time.  However, there are few investments that can provide the same level of enjoyment and consolation as art.  We suggest building a collection with our experience and expertise behind you.  The level of asset appreciation in the area of old master paintings and sculpture has consistently out-performed property and most other asset classes.  The number of fine examples of art is shrinking daily due to their placement into public collections, this means the value of existing opportunities often increases in line with the scarcity of supply.  We use our expertise to take advantage of the lack of understanding in the art market in order to obtain either greatly undervalued works, or those rare works with a very high market demand. Therefore, we are able to sell carefully chosen works to our clients at prices that represent a great long-term investment.

 

PRIVATE ART PORTFOLIO INVESTMENT FUNDS

We can set up individually managed funds for private investors.  These fund accounts will be used for both the placement of investment capital and the proceeds from those investments.  The fees for managing this type of art portfolio fund will be negotiated on an individual basis.

 

WESTBURY ART FUND

We are in the process of creating an art fund for larger investments.  This art fund will operate as a hedge fund within the area of traditional art.  The fund should be in place within two years.  We are constructing our fund with the enlightened collector/investor in mind, and are currently at the research stage, taking suggestions from potential seed funders and investors as to their requirements.  If you have an interest in the Westbury Art Fund, and would like to know more, please contact us to discuss potential investment opportunities.

 

CONSULTANCY SERVICES

 

VALUATIONS

We undertake valuations for various purposes, including insurance and market value assessment.

 

BUYING ADVICE

We advise on the purchase of Old Masters, British Paintings, and Sculpture.   We use our expertise to find, research, and assess each potential purchase individually with regard to authentication, valuation and investment purposes.  We approach the task of buying with a thorough knowledge of the art work in question, and an understanding of our client’s requirements.  We can also act as a discreet private agent for sale-room purchases.  Please contact us for more information.

 

SELLING ADVICE

We will arrange to sell a work of art on behalf of a client.  The cost of this service would depend upon various factors, including the level of work required for us to obtain the best price for a client.  We can also arrange the valuation and sale of existing or deceased estates.  Executors and/or administrators should contact us for more information.

 

 

 

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