art investment

Loans Backed by Art Are a Hot New Trend, Says Artvest

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So you’ve got a Warhol on the wall, and it’s appreciating in value, but you want to put some of that capital back into the market. Why not take out a loan using the paintingĀ as collateral? According to Artvest, a company that offers art investment funds and analysis of such investments, it’s a growing trend in the art market (Blouin Artinfo also recently noted the development), representing some $7 billion in loans. Read More