Finimize Community Conversations: Why Art Could Be The Investment Your Portfolio Is Missing
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Watch our Founder and CEO Philip Hoffman speak with Finimize about how you can invest in fine art during an era of double-digit inflation.

Henry Little on The State of the Art Market

TheMerode is hosting a special evening September 19th, where they’ll survey recent auction results and forthcoming sales to spotlight key trends in the art market, as well as discussing important developments in the gallery scene and reviewing the year’s art fairs. 

Auctions, galleries and art fairs have been humming with business in 2022. Will that continue in the face of widespread economic uncertainty? And what will the coming year in the global art market bring? Will Paris take London’s crown in Europe? Will overheated market segments cool? And what can we expect in the major autumn auctions? 

Hubert d’Ursel, Director Benelux, has the pleasure to introduce industry expert Henry Little, Director of Art Advisory, who will offer his predications for the months to come, giving guests of TheMerode a chance to be up to date and ahead of the curve for the new market season.

Morgan Long, Managing Director of The Fine Art Group, spoke with Barrons about Christie’s sale of the Paul Allen Collection, what masterpieces she hopes to see for sale in November, and what this might mean about the health of the upcoming auction season.

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To celebrate our alliance with Schwartzman& and the opening of our new offices in New York as well as a kick off of the Spring 2022 auction season; our Executive and Advisory Teams hosted a special cocktail evening.

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The Fine Art Group is pleased to announce Digital Asset Specialist and Advisor Greg Adams is now overseeing our expansion into the Web3 and NFT art market space.

Over the last year, we have watched as a new generation of art exploded in front of our eyes in the form of digital art and NFTs. We expect this new medium to alter the landscape of the art world while being an important source of growth and opportunity for many of the market players. To continue to provide best-in-class service, our clients expect us to provide coverage of this growing industry. After much due diligence, The Fine Art Group may gradually incorporate NFTs into all of the services we currently offer:

Advisory, Art Finance, Sales Agency, Investment & Appraisals

Founded over 20 years ago, The Fine Art Group has established an unrivaled track record across the art ecosystem. From first acquisitions and building collections, through to appraisals and art financing, we offer clients an experienced and skillful hand – helping to navigate the opacities of the market.

Greg Adams is a Digital Asset Specialist and Advisor for The Fine Art Group. Prior to working in the art industry, he worked as a leader in the fintech sector for over a decade while building his portfolio of cryptocurrencies. Greg holds a B.S. in Business marketing and management from The Pennsylvania State University. He is an active member of the NFT community and will be taking The Fine Art Group into the Web3 world. 

Talking Galleries New York in partnership with Schwartzman& Artand_Media Podcast with Loring Randolph PRESENT FOCUS: ART FINANCE DEBUNKED

MONDAY, April 4th, 2022 – 2:30 to 3:45PM EST

Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum, New York

The panel “Focus: Art Finance Debunked” will bring together art experts Jan Prasens, Deputy Chairman of The Fine Art Group, Noah Horowitz, Worldwide Head of  Gallery & Private Dealer Services of Sotheby’s, and Suzanne Gyorgy, Managing Director and Head of Citibank Private Art Advisory & Finance, in conversation with Melanie Gerlis of the Financial Times to debate art lending and the use of art as collateral.

Are there opportunities for lending against the inventory of mid-level galleries? How do we expand innovative applications of art lending?

Tickets may be purchased by following this link.

Henry Little, Director of Art Advisory, has contributed to Phaidon’s latest book, PRIME: Art’s Next Generation. With ultra-contemporary artists breaking onto the scene with unprecedented force, PRIME is a timely survey of over 100 innovative artists working across the globe.  

Henry had the honor of nominating several of these artists as well as providing texts for Harold Ancat, Rachel Maclean, and Loie Hollowell.

Congratulations to Henry for being part of an amazing and insightful book!

Available now from Phaidon and other good book stores.

The Fine Art Group is pleased to announce Senior Appraiser and Advisor Kimberly Hong is now overseeing their expansion into Denver, Colorado, and the mountain region. 

Denver is one of the fastest growing cities in America, increasing its population by over 20% in the last decade. Its beauty is attracting high-net-worth families seeking exceptional quality of life for both primary and secondary residences. As an independent, global team of art advisors and art finance experts, this expansion allows The Fine Art Group’s experienced team to continue guiding clients through all collector markets and our five core services: 

Advisory, Art Finance, Sales Agency, Investment & Appraisals

Kimberly Hong will serve as Regional Representative providing access to our experienced team of appraisers and advisors who maintain the highest levels of accessibility, transparency and trust for clients located in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. 

Founded over 20 years ago, The Fine Art Group has established an unrivaled track record across the art ecosystem. From first acquisitions and building collections, through to appraisals and art financing, we offer clients an experienced and skillful hand – helping to navigate the opacities of the market.

Kimberly Hong is a Senior Appraiser and Advisor for The Fine Art Group. Prior to working in the field of appraisals, she worked in the auction industry as Director of Consignments at Ahlers & Ogletree Auction Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia and as a cataloguer at Jackson’s International Auctioneers and Appraisers in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Kim holds a B.A. in Art History and Communication from Saint Louis University. She earned her M.A. in Art History from the University of Oregon. She is a member of the International Society of Appraisers and serves on their Antiques, Furnishings, and Decorative Arts Committee. She recently earned an Applied Jewelry Professional diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. 

Josh Baer of the Baer Faxt + sat down with Philip Hoffman, Founder and CEO of The Fine Art Group, and Anita Heriot, President of The Fine Art Group Americas, to discuss what makes the company unique.

Philip and Anita explain that what initially started, over 20 years ago, as a fund has grown to include five different verticals, allowing The Fine Art Group to provide unmatched services in the art industry.

Hoffman and Heriot speak broadly about the different aspects of the company and highlight specific projects they are currently working on.

See the below video to watch the interview.

Josh Baer sits down with Philip Hoffman and Anita Heriot

Josh Baer sits down with Philip Hoffman, Founder and CEO of the Fine Art Group, and Anita Heriot, President of The Fine Art Group Americas, to discuss what makes their company unique. What initially started as a fund over twenty years ago has grown to include five different verticals allowing The Group to provide unmatched services in the art industry. From speaking broadly about the different aspects of the company to highlighting specific projects they are currently working on, check out the video to learn about working with The Fine Art Group.

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“The industry proved popular during the depths of the pandemic as ultra-wealthy individuals tapped art collections as a source of cash when other assets were frozen or plunging in value.”

Our CEO of Art Finance, Freya Stewart, and Bloomberg journalist Harriet Habergham discuss the increasing use of art finance, and the current appetite amongst investors for debt products backed by art.

Please read the full article here.