The market turmoil and the records set by some works have led some dreaming. Why not investirdans paintings or sculptures? The art has never earned as much as in 2011. "It can be a significant element of personal wealth," said HSBC, which helps clients in their purchases and sales based on the consulting firm in 1858. The art market is tempting, but it is not without pitfalls because it is neither transparent nor regulated. Besides the auction, private sales by galleries or OTC account for over half the market. "There has never been so many opportunities to lose a lot of money," says Celine Fressart, consultant in 1858.
A major work of a minor artist rather than vice versa
The experts also keep well to advise their clients to buy this or that work because it will be a good investment. There is no guarantee that prices will rise, he must first find the artists and works that please the customer. "Any investment must first be done with the eyes, but the reason is needed to avoid costly errors, "warns Fressart Celine, who says not recommended nine times out of ten customers a purchase because often too high a price oud'un doubt about the origin. She advises particular caution on Internet sales. And remember that we should not buy art not representative of an artist. "Better to buy a major work of a minor artist than the reverse."
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