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How to successfully invest in art



Why at this uncertain time to invest in art? "Art is a proven traditional investment centuries," he says in an interview for the show Alter Eco for Czech Radio Maria Gálová, director of the auction house Dorotheum. Even investing in art, however, is not without risk. Maria and Eve Gálová Kočová from gallery Kotelna emphasize how important it is to find a trusted partner when investing in the market, who will be buying works of art advice.

Investing in art can start a manner similar to other commodities. Eva Kočová recommends two ways to start investing in art. One is conservative, that is bet on already traded authors, and the other speculative - to invest with greater courage in the present - young - art.

How to Succeed at auctions art? 9 tips for novice investors
How to Succeed at auctions art? 9 tips for novice investors

Risks associated with investing in art

Here it is important to take note of the investment risk. In addition to lower liquidity, investors have the art market make sure that buying a fake. "If you follow the basic principles, this risk can be optimized. It is important to search the market for partners that can be trusted, and avoiding public in the market," advises Maria Gálová.

"You can turn such as art historian," says Eva Kočová. "The Czech Republic is unfortunately a big nuisance that people are trying to get straight to the studios of artists. Nowhere else in the world with this phenomenon rare. Always mediator gallery."

Those interested in purchasing a work of art in the public market Mária Gálová illuminates the difference between gallerists and auction houses. "Basic difference lies in the fact that the gallery sells works directly from the authors as the first sale. Auction houses although you can also buy contemporary art but always it'll be second-hand. "

Like stock brokers pay commissions, you must also purchase the artwork allowing a surcharge on the so-called "hammer price". Analogously, even when the sale proceeds, less commission auction house. Maria Eva Kočová Gálová and agree that they are in the world commission gallerists and auction houses generally higher than in the Czech market.

Where to look for "blue chips" in the art market?

As for the most popular Czech authors, not to mention Zrzavý, Capek or fill. Mária Gálová but these authors in the limelight who are selling for millions, too expected potential short-term appreciation.

"Blue chips" between the Czech authors would seek more in the second half of the 20th century."Works Janoušková Vera, Adriana Šimotová, Sutnar or Nicholas Medek While selling an order of magnitude below, but its place in the context of Czech art and world art scene already have," says Maria Gálová.

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