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Art as a New Currency

An art historian and former dealer in antique art, Thomas González was always passionate about art. He considers himself as a translator between the finance and the art world. Both live in their own realities and both are convinced that their view is the only real and firm access to reality. Yet together with his network of strong financial partners and private banks, he was able to pay out art loans of over one hundred...

The Comprehensive Guide To Investing in Whisky Bottles

As interest rises regarding the collection and investment of rare whiskey bottles, and signs of an unsustainable ‘bubble’ develop around some of the most popular releases, a whisky broker has launched what’s claimed to be the first-ever comprehensive guide to help inform up-and-coming investors. The Whiskey Bottle Investment Guide, an 80-page guidebook full of tips and tricks, has been created by prominent UK whiskey broker Mark Littler to “cut through the hyperbole and bust some...

How Whisky Could Pay For Your Future

Rare whisky is the best performing collectable over a ten year period, according to the Knight Frank Wealth report, gaining an average annual rise of 54% in value. Since 2011, the award-winning Vintage Acquisitions have been building valued relationships and an outstanding reputation in the buying, selling and management of investment-grade whisky casks, securing their position as the UK’s market leader of this lucrative and tax-free sector. With decades of combined experience, Vintage Acquisitions offers...

Why Cask Whisky is the Investment of Choice

Cask whisky has proved to be one of the most reliable and rewarding ways to invest. Simon Aron of Cask Trade explains why Results of the recent Knight Frank Wealth Report’s new unique luxury investment index revealed whisky was one of the most coveted objects of desire in 2019. The report published in February 2020 says that Rare Whisky has grown in value the most over the last 10 years at 564 percent and increased...

ARTCELS Announces Shares Release and Coronavirus Strategy

Following the launch and sell-out of its initial share offering, digital art investments platform ARTCELS now plans to release 400 additional shares on 8th April 2020, and during the coronavirus pandemic plans to create bespoke virtual art experiences to allow shareholders to enjoy their art assets from the safety of their homes. ARTCELS opened in London with ‘XXI’, the first ever asset-based contemporary art exhibition, which featured rare and unseen works by blue-chip artists like...

Fine Wine Investment Advice From Founder of Vin-X

Is fine wine best enjoyed in a glass, or stored away as an investment? Arts & Collections asks Peter Shakeshaft of wine investment advisors Vin-X for a taste of his insider knowledge.  In these days of economic and political upheaval, it would be good to know of a reliable investment available to anyone with a little specialist knowledge. But does fine wine qualify? We asked Peter Shakeshaft, Founder and Chairman of Vin-X Limited for some...

Art Collector Olyvia Kwok Shares The Secrets To Her Investment Success

Olyvia Kwok made her debut in the art world when she purchased a Chinese scroll painting at an auction for $33,000 and later sold it at a Hong Kong auction house for $220,000. She was just 22 years old at the time. Today, Kwok has accumulated over 15 years experience in art collection and has founded her own firm, Willstone Management, where she now offers bespoke art investment services. In this exclusive interview, Olyvia Kwok...

How Can You Make the Most Out of Your Art Move?  

There’s a particular exhilaration that comes from being the winning bidder – the new owner of something valuable and unique. It may well linger until you next see your artwork installed in your home, your office, a gallery or a museum. Between this moment and that, it will need to move. Besides the physical challenges involved in transporting it from A to B, there’s a maze of admin tasks to manoeuvre through too: insurance, taxes, custom...

What Key Legal Issues are Affecting the Art World Today?

Arguably, the legal issue causing most concern in the art world at the moment is the introduction of the Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive (5 AMLD), which is expected to be implemented into UK law by the 10th January 2020, regardless of Brexit. The art market is perceived as an easy target for criminals wishing to purchase art as a means of laundering the proceeds of crime. This directive applies to dealers, auction houses and other...

The Legal Picture: New Shake-Up of the Art Market Drives Demand for Legal Advice

With international dealing, online sales, complex restitution cases and issues of provenance shaking up the art market, a collector may require a good lawyer more than ever. Anetha from Arts & Collections talks to LALIVE’s art law and private client specialists to unearth the legal issues affecting the art market. Anetha at Arts & Collections: What do you believe are the main legal challenges affecting the art world at the moment? Sandrine Giroud, Art Lawyer...

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