Art X, West Africa’s premier international art exhibition, has, as always, a fascinating mix of art lovers, collectors, investors, artists, professionals, students and curious people. Leading art exhibitions from around the world, from London, Brussels and Lagos, art lovers, collectors, and sophisticated investors are increasingly incorporating works of art into their investment portfolios.

Here are some ideas for incorporating wisdom into you.

Appreciation for Capital

“True” wisdom is often appreciated over time; If you choose a piece carefully and seek professional advice and are prepared to keep it, sometimes in the future, your art may be worth more than what you paid for. However, there are no guarantees.

Art is real.

The value of a painting or other work of art is very real and is as valuable as the willingness of a willing buyer to pay for it. Many factors determine the value of the artwork, including the artist, the market trends, the situation, the subject matter and the great public relations.

It is difficult to calculate the return rate of investments in the arts. Wisdom is gathered; As it gets older or smaller, parts of the art become more or less valuable.

Market fluctuations

The great advantage of art is that the inevitable volatility in the financial markets as an investment is small when it comes to art. Wisdom investors therefore avoid some of the sleepless nights that market volatility brings investors to bear markets.

Some information

When investing in financial markets, there is information and analysis to make informed decisions. Experts have researched a company and its basic principles, and have looked at past performance, although it does not guarantee future performance, it does provide some useful clues.

Think long and hard

Do not try to “get rich quick” in art. Wisdom is not very liquid in real estate and can be difficult to sell quickly. Mutual funds and blue-chip stocks are generally easy to buy and sell, sometimes with an easily established market. It’s as easy as making a phone call to your stock broker or just a click away from your own business.

Selling wisdom can take a long time; Vendors, traders, insurance agents, lawyers and, of course, tax authorities are interested in capital profits. If you want to get the best value possible, selling wisdom can take time, effort, and planning and knowledge.

Take care of your art

It is important for many investors to take control of your physical resources and take care of them. The essence of being wise is the fact that you are made to enjoy it, but the responsibility of nurturing, displaying, nurturing, and storing it can be challenging and with you. In order to maintain its value, it is important to protect and insure against fire, flood or other hazards.

Is your wisdom guaranteed?

Depending on the price of your stock, you may need additional driver or home insurance policy to cover special parts. Some insurers may require you to keep expensive pieces in the vault and not display them at home. Conditions vary from insurer; Some do not have the skills to do so at home. Be sure to check with your agent what they are covering and what they are not covering.


Property disparities can reduce overall investment portfolio risk. By distributing savings around a variety of assets, investors can reduce volatility in their portfolio as a whole. Basically, do not put all your eggs in one basket. Art has a tendency to maintain its value and is generally not affected by market conditions.

A barrier to inflation

Inflation can consume money market instruments, such as certificates of deposit. Art can serve as a barrier to inflation because it is a treasure trove and a treasure trove. It is real and tangible.

Include your artwork in your property plan

Be vigilant to determine the future of your art work. How do you pass on your collection to the next generation? Your kids may love the same picture. They may not be interested in paying any capital gains tax on the art they have no interest in and some paintings are more valuable than others. Who gets what? These are just some of the things that need to be taken into account as you do with other assets, including stocks and assets.

Many serious collectors donate their artwork to institutions in whole or in part. An expert art consultant can identify the homes that are best suited for your collection. There are tax advantages, especially when art collectors decide to donate works of art as charity.

Check out emerging artists

If you are a beginner investor with a small budget, art shows and galleries are great places to start. There you will find the most talented artists of all genres. If what you like is more expensive, you may be surprised that some artists agree on a payment plan. Just ask.

Like stocks and other investments, resist the urge. Excessive interest increases the value of any property. Even if you do not want to sell your artwork, it is interesting to see the star you bought years ago emerge.


While there are compelling reasons to invest in art, it is not an asset that you should engage in for investment purposes without careful consideration. Remember, every investment comes with a risk, and art is no different. Those who specialize in this part of the property will take many years of careful research, great involvement and development in the sector.

Buy the wisdom you love

Ideally, you should buy wisdom because you love what you see, not because it can make you rich; The main purpose of being a collector is to show such beauty and find great joy in your daily life.

Your collection should be a reflection of your taste and a part of your daily life. Seek professional advice but rely on your own instincts. Although it was not significantly appreciated in price, you would find much pleasure in it; This is invaluable in terms of quality of life.

Nimi Akinkugbe has extensive experience in private property management. She wants to empower people with their money and provide clear and practical insights to create a better understanding of personal finances.

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