The art investment game-changer

Welcome to the first platform for investing in art with excellent prospects of increase for large fortunes and small sums alike.

Art in shares

For the first time you can buy shares in works of art as if you were buying shares in a company on the stock exchange, with the advantage of avoiding the repercussions of market unstability.

Step 1

The ART SHARE platform uses its capital to purchase works of art from artists and collectors at advantageous prices thanks to its partners’ experience.

Step 2

The investor invests in the work of art by purchasing the desired number of shares. It is a co-ownership purchase. You can make the purchase directly here.

Step 3

Art Shares sells the works and distributes the profits according to the shares possessed by each investor within 30 days of the sale of the work.

Art Shares manages the collectors’ investment and sells the works when the investors’ profit is at least over 10%.

Why should I invest in works of art?

The financial markets are very volatile, governments are shaky, the performances of traditional investments are minimal or very high-risk.

The quality work of art is an asset whose value is a lasting one because it is based on its cultural and historical context. Art is a safe-haven asset which always guarantees a growth in investments.

ART AS ASSET CLASS?

Art and asset class may seem to be two contrasting categories, but only apparently. With our proposal, art amplifies its chances of being an investment asset. We treat art as a short- and long-term asset class for the development of a new market and in order to offer an innovative answer for art-lovers and investors seeking professional solutions.

So, art interpreted as asset class? Yes, because the ART SHARE service, thanks to the professional skill of Art Shares S.r.l. which created and manages it, shelters investors from fluctuating market behavior and allows them to enjoy excellent opportunities for profit which the traditional galleries are unable to offer. Moreover Art Shares transfers to its clients the tax advantages which have been granted to it by the Republic of San Marino thanks to its certification as a highly-innovative startup.

PASSION OR INVESTMENT?

Artworks are attracting increasing interest on the part of a varied set of people: operators from the sector, collectors, philanthropists, investors. The interest of the latter derives from their wish to diversify their portfolios while enjoying the potential economic profit of the investment.

Often, purchase by collectors is not only guided by the passion for art or the aspiration to social status, but also by the hope for a potential increase in the value of the investment.

the new art market

More and more asset managers are trying to diversify investors’ portfolios by including works of art in their funds. Art as a solid, alternative investment is becoming more and more popular.

The problem that a professional management must face lies in the choice of works at a convenient price and in the time horizon of the investment.

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The benefits of ART SHARE

1

WE BUY WORKS OF ART

We examine over 1000 works of art per year with our team, which boasts over 30 years’ experience in the sector. The choice falls on quality works selected on the basis of financial performance potential.

2

ANYONE CAN PURCHASE SHARES

Purchasing a work of art is no longer just for the happy few.

ART SHARE gives anyone wishing to diversity their portfolio or simply make an investment the chance of becoming co-owner of a work. The value of the work is in fact divided into shares.

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SPECIALTAX PRIVILEGES

Placement of the shares and sale of the work is not subject to VAT because the assets are in San Marino. The operation is not subject to any other taxation.

The investor has a substantial saving which, thanks to the special tax privileges, amounts to 15%.

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HOW THE INVESTMENT IS MONETIZED

The work is managed on the basis of a constantly-refined algorithm with the aim of obtaining the sale with the best possible result for as short a duration of investment as possible.

Besides placement on the traditional market, the possibility of purchase of the whole work by one of the co-owners is also contemplated.

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EXPENSES AND COMMISSIONS

At the moment of the sale ART SHARE subtracts a 2.5% commission from the co-owner’s profit from said sale.

The commission is not applied in the absence of profit and can never be greater than the profit made by the collector.

The aim is always to make a profit for the collector.

 

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win, win, win

The “win, win, win formula” chosen by ART SHARE is the one by which we win if you win too and if the person who entrusts us with their work of art wins too. If everyone wins it makes sense to invest!

F.A.Q.

Who is it for?

The user of the ART SHARE service is a private client, a consumer, collector or investor in the contemporary art field who is interested in making a good short-or medium-term profit or in purchasing exclusively a work which they like.

How can I invest?

The purchase is made online on this site in the Works section. Choose the work and indicate the number of shares you wish to purchase.
You must accept the regulations and provide the requested personal data. Payment is made through credit card or bank draft. Completion of the purchase depends on the receipt of payment.

What am I buying?

The ART SHARE project offers shares of art works.

We are not selling a financial product.

We are selling co-ownership shares in a work of art.

How is the co-ownership managed?

The work made available for purchase is kept in a trust which safeguards the whole work. Art Shares deals with the sale and uses its experience to maximize economic performance.

How long does it last?

The operation lasts until ART SHARE has sold the work on the market.
The work is managed on the basis of a constantly-refined algorithm aimed at obtaining the best sale possible considering a short duration for the investment. After two years, if the work has not been sold on the market, it is put up for auction.
The various stages of the sale in shares and the sale on the market are always clearly visible on the site artsharesales.com.

When do I get reimbursed?

Within 30 days of the sale of the work the proceeds are divided up among all the co-owners on the basis of the shares held by each one, as described in the Example section. Payment is made via bank draft onto the account indicated by the collector.

How much does it cost?

ART SHARE subtracts from the collector’s profit a commission of 2.5% of the share of the sale price.
The commission is not applied when there is no profit and can never be greater than the profit made by the collector.
The aim is always for the collector to make a profit.

Why is it convenient?

The offer price of the works for our clients who purchase them in shares is the same as the one applied to wholesale galleries. ART SHARE has obtained special tax relief and from 2020 on enjoys a mean income taxation percentage of under 5% over 12 years. Share placement and the subsequent sale of the work in the interest of private collectors (not for companies) is not subject to VAT because the goods are kept in San Marino and are delivered there. There are no other indirect taxes on the operation.
ART SHARE transfers these tax benefits to investors, who can thus enjoy a mean saving of at least 15%.

Can I sell independently?

If the collector does not wish to wait for the sale on the market by the ART SHARE management, they can sell their shares of the work directly by yielding their position to a third party, deciding the price on the basis of a free negotiation with said party.
This operation does not involve Art Shares Srl. ART SHARE will reimburse the new share owner with the final sale, as long as they have accepted the conditions of the online contract and have provided the same documentation as the original client.

Where is the work?

The work is kept at the ART SHARES premises in San Marino. By notifying the co-owners it can be shown in exhibitions in galleries and museums in order to continue optimizing its value.

What guarantees do I have?

Before the works are placed with the collectors they are the property of Art Shares.
When the co-ownership shares are allotted, the works are put into a trust and a policy is applied to them which prevents their being used in any way which is contrary to the aims of the co-ownership management in the interest of the clients/investors who are the beneficiaries of the trust.
Clients authorize Art Shares to keep the works in a trust on their behalf pending reimbursement of the investment to each collector.

Can I purchase the whole work?

The whole work, corresponding obviously to 100% of the shares, can be purchased by our client by offering a price which gives a profit of at least 10% to all the other co-owners of the shares.

How is delivery made?

The work is delivered in the Republic of San Marino, and it is picked up directly or via a carrier commissioned by the buyer.

What taxes must I pay?

There are no taxes to pay, neither VAT nor other indirect taxes.

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