The Value of Fine Art

Fine art paintings and prints continue to grow in value, having sustained a 10-year appreciation performance of 130%*. This presents collectors and art dealers a lucrative means to generating capital from their works. However, the decision and process of selling art can be challenging, particularly when considering emotional attachment, market fluctuations and delicacy of pieces. Borro Private Finance ensures clients unlock the true market value of their fine art assets – often without the need to sell – while also providing expert care, handling, confidentiality and security throughout the process.
* Up to Q2, 2017; Source: Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index Q2 2017

Borro Private Finance appraisal experts assess true market value of fine art based on the following factors:

    • Artist – From Jan Van Kessel to Picasso and Koons, each artist has an impact on an artwork’s worth.
    • Rarity & Popularity – Scarcity, as well as critical acclaim, notable gallery or museum representation and market fads can shift the value of an artist’s work upward
    • Provenance & Attribution – Signature and documentation supporting the validity or historical relevance of a piece will greatly increase its market value.
    • Supply/Demand Balance – We look at worldwide prices realized within the last five years supplied by providers such as artnet, as well as market data obtained from auction, gallery and private-sale records.

Clients must also provide proof of ownership, documentation of authenticity as well as dimensions and any additional details of note.

For additional information, please see Selling Fine Art or our Fine Art Finance page.


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