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Art as investment: How to build a collection that will last in value

It is an asset that long-term commitment and keen interest in trends and taste

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Namrata Kohli New Delhi
The art market in India has grown in recent years. Estimates suggest the total worth of artworks auctioned annually amounts to nearly $100 million. An art aficionado who wishes to invest in this asset class, however, faces multiple challenges. It is difficult to get a sense of how the market is performing. 
 
An equity investor can look up the performance of the Sensex to assess if investing in equities is a worthwhile endeavour. In the absence of an index, an art investor found it difficult to make a similar assessment. Until recently, that is. The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad

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First Published: Dec 02 2022 | 3:41 PM IST

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