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ART AS AN INVESTMENT


Art and Precious Metals as Investment


In these challenging times, many investors are turning to tangible investment products, such as Art and Precious Metals!


It's no secret that our government is seemingly printing new money to inject into the economy. Whether or not this "credit markup" by the Fed can ultimately lead to a seriously devalued dollar is anyone's guess.

Don't think it can happen? Less than a hundred years ago it happened in Germany -- printing excessive amounts of money led to paper money that was cheaper to be used as WALLPAPER, than buying the real thing!

Below is some currency that I have, which is virtually worthless, EVEN TODAY!

This is one of the reasons that smart investors today are considering alternative investment options to add to their long-term portfolio.

Precious metals is one of them. For example, gold and silver are going to hold their own value, should the dollar lose any more of its value. And they are investments that a person can physically own and hold, unlike the "faith" value (fiat) of a printed currency. (There was a time when our U.S. Dollar was backed by gold -- it no longer is)

Art is another investment choice, for those considering a long term investment! Besides being able to physically own the artwork, you receive the added value of having a great work to admire each day!



Below are links to valuable information related to art, including art collecting, the art market, etc.

The most important thing to remember is that you should really love the artwork that you are buying. After all, you should enjoy your investment, and not necessarily lock it away like a stock certificate!

Note that a framed print or poster will not necessarily go up in value, unless it is part of a limited edition/lithograph by the artist!

Virtually ALL of the artwork that you see at LaGasse Gallery is considered original, and is hand-painted by the artist. The exception are the fine-art giclees that we offer, which are clearly marked as such.



Art Collecting Information:
Art Collecting 101
Most of the fashion icon's collection is snapped up, including a Matisse for $40.1 million. It was seen as a test of whether the wealthy will shrink from prodigious purchases amid economic crisis.


March 11, 2010


Carlos Slim, 'world's richest' person, also owns over 64,000 works of art!

On March 11, 2010, Forbes announced that Slim claims the title of world's richest person with a net worth of $53.5 billion, toppling Bill Gates from the distinctive position!

He keeps his art at Mexico City's Museo Soumaya, according to Mark Stevenson, Associated Press Writer.



Does that mean that you need to be a billionaire to own real art?

Absolutely not!
You can purchase real paintings right here on this website that will fit your budget -- from only several hundred to several thousand dollars.

These are paintings that were hand painted and signed by the artist. Your painting is carefully packaged, insured, and shipped to your door!

Additionally, we are so confident that you will love your painting even more in person that we offer our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!



Art Collecting Information:
Art Collecting 101
According to Ernest Beck, you won't start with Warhols and Klimts - but you can work your way up to them. He shows you how...
Buying Art
Can buying art make you rich? Buying the right art can...

Art as an Investment

'Art as an Investment' Article - New York Times, 1890

As you can see from the above article, dated June 1890, investing in art is not something new!

Again, the idea is to buy art that moves you in some way. In doing so, you can be sure that, as time goes by, you will not regret it. On the contrary, the uplifting mood that artwork can provide you on a daily basis will only reinforce your wise decision!


More Art Collecting Information:
Build an Art Portfolio
NY Times article by By JULIA WERDIGIER Published: July 13, 2007
NY Times - Collecting Art...
NY Times: WHEN COLLECTING ART, THERE'S MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. OR IS THERE?
Asiaone Business Article
Asiaone Business - WITH fear at near panic levels recently in the stock market, it would seem almost anomalous that life goes on in some segments of alternative investments.


Don't put it off any longer- now is the time to purchase
your next great investment!


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