“While the market for blue-chip, tried and tested artists appeared secure, it was the relatively new artists selected for the auctions that experienced most competition from bidders. With record prices reaching 10 times the estimates seen frequently, auction houses are setting new price points for artists who have primarily been experiencing primary-market success”

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While the market for blue-chip, tried and tested artists appeared secure, it was the relatively new artists selected for the auctions that experienced most competition from bidders. With record prices reaching 10 times the estimates seen frequently, auction houses are setting new price points for artists who have primarily been experiencing primary-market success

Our Artists Are Featured In

100%+

Our artists prices have risen by up to 100% over the last 3 years

High growth

Our artists are yet to enter the auction markets, where the most explosive growth is typically seen.

Museum Quality

We allow investors access to Museum quality art at cost price

Why Invest in Art?

  • Art has outperformed the S&P 500 by 250% since the year 2000
  • We allow everyday investors access to museum-quality art with zero markup
  • Art has a tried and tested track record, proved with robust performance in volatile times
  • An investment with kudos that you can enjoy, whilst it appreciates in value

What’s Inside The Guide?

  • About Elizabeth Xi Bauer and how we can help you build a highly appreciating art collection
  • An overview of the art industry
  • An introduction to our artists and their available works
  • The art purchasing process in detail
  • Insights on the art market from industry-leading experts

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Featured Artist

Theodore Ereira-Guyer

Ereira-Guyer has exhibited internationally and his work is held in private and public collections. The best museums in the world have acquired his work including the Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Tate, Museum of Modem Art in New York, Yale Center for British Art, Centre Pompidou and Gulbenkian Museum. In 2014 he was the recipient of the Helen Chadwick Award for multidisciplinary artists. The artist has also exhibited at the Clifford Chance postgraduate printmaking exhibition in London and exhibited at the Venice Biennale.
Theodore has just started to enter the secondary market, we expect him to enter the auction market at the end of this year or early next. We have seen a 100% increase in the artist’s works, but this is just the start of the potential growth.

Selected Works

Secondary Market

When validated artists enter auction markets there is a clear upwards trajectory in the price collectors pay for their work. Our artists are yet to enter the auction markets, where the most explosive growth is typically seen.
Peter Doig first entered auction in 1997 and sold for £2,400. 9 years later his work sold for £1,000,000.

Who Are Elizabeth Xi Bauer?

We are a group of cultural instigators sharing insightful views on contemporary artists’ work; reflecting on the relation with art history and larger societal aspects. Our online knowledge resource generates a space for thoughtful debate and critical evaluation, combining field research and experimentation. We’ve discovered that the most effective support we can provide our artists is to find them collectors and launch them into the secondary market as effectively as possible. We use industry leading media firms to publicise the impressive talents and achievements of our artists to create as much demand as possible. This increase in demand creates market leading capital growth for our collectors.

Callum Welch

Director

Matthew Grochowski

Director

Edward Sheldrick

Co-Founder

Tristan Gayle

Private Collections

Arran Regan

Private Collections

Anna Rozkosz

Social Media Manager

The Process

Consultation

Once you have submitted your details, your dedicated Elizabeth Xi Bauer Art Advisor will provide an art investment consultation to establish your budget, outline your preferences, including your risk appetite, and answer any questions you may have.

Portfolio Management

Your Advisor will prepare a bespoke investment proposal comprised of works that are most likely to achieve your investment goals, keep you up to date with art market news and performance, and inform you of new opportunities that will complement your existing portfolio.

Delivery Or Storage

When you have started building your art portfolio, you can choose whether to have the artwork hung at home or in the office. Alternatively, we can arrange storage with one of our specialist suppliers. We will make the relevant arrangements based on your preferences.

Return on Investment

As you will be the sole owner of artwork(s) purchased, you are welcome to sell the artwork through Elizabeth Xi Bauer’s network of collectors, auction houses, online platforms etc. The most successful art collectors usually adopt a medium to long term approach. Your advisor will be in touch when it is a good time to sell your artwork based on demand for individual artists.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the risks? Can the value of my art collection reduce and if so, by how much?
All artworks can rise and fall in value. Despite this, many financial experts have agreed that art values are driven by independent forces outside traditional markets. In fact, art has proven to perform particularly well during times of financial uncertainty and volatility. Many consider art a more stable store of wealth as it is comparable to other hard assets such as gold, vintage wine and whisky. It is also important to understand that artworks are not a liquid asset, meaning, it may take longer than expected to sell your artwork(s).
So, why art?
There have been numerous comprehensive studies on alternative asset classes such as art, and art has proven to be the number one for performance and market volume in the world. Art is not only a tangible investment and an inflation hedge, but by being non-correlating, it can diversify exposure. Furthermore, this non-correlation contributes to the potential for superior returns over a period of time.
Why invest with Elizabeth Xi Bauer (Liz Xi)?
Elizabeth Xi Bauer provides the expertise for all of its clients who collect. You benefit from this because you only consider art from artists that have been very carefully validated to ensure that all art is of the highest quality now and even more desirable in the future. To be clear, you will be buying at the right price, quality and kudos to deliver the safest and most desirable returns possible. In summary, Elizabeth Xi Bauer mitigates risk by sourcing the correct artists that have achieved a great deal of success to prove that they are worthy of collecting, but, excitingly, they definitely still have the best yet to come!
What do the financial experts say?
The Economist found that the Art price index had shot up 211% in nominal terms between 2003 and 2013. This appreciation took place after the tech-wreck of the 2000s and during the financial crisis of 2008, the worst since the Great Depression, making it one of the most effective hedges during uncertain times. Research by J. P. Morgan found that art prices have been less volatile than, and have fluctuated independently from traditional investments such as equities, bonds, commodities and property funds for over 25 years. “Research has shown that fine art can function as a risk-reducing element in a portfolio because of its low correlation to equities or bonds, while also being a real asset, which provides a hedge against inflation” – Jean-Christophe Gerard, Head of Barclays Private Bank EMEA 88% of wealth managers advise apportioning a part of investment portfolios towards art – Deloitte Art and Finance Report “For many investors, the market has grown too big to ignore” – Bloomberg A survey carried out by AXA revealed that private investors consider art to be a more important investment than either government bonds or equities.
So, what drives the market and will it continue?
There is an obvious correlation between the wealth in the world and the amount of demand for art. Today’s high net worth individual (HNWI) combined wealth is over $61.3 trillion (Wealth-X). “The global ultra high net worth individuals’ (UHNWI) population is forecast to rise by 22% over the next 5 years” – The Wealth Report 2019, Knight Frank So, as the evidence suggests, as long as global wealth creation continues, the demand for art will continue and the art market will continue to be strong. The most recent Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report estimates that global art market sales reached a total of $64.1 billion last year. In 2014, it was estimated that there were $2 trillion of artworks held in private hands (Anna Dempster, Economist and Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art). The Economist estimates that $3.6 trillion will be spent on art by 2025.
Do I need to be an expert to succeed in the art market?
Absolutely not. It’s true that successful art investment requires extensive know-how and that’s where Elizabeth Xi Bauer comes in. We give you the edge. We give private investors the exciting and rare opportunity to collect museum-quality artworks only. Every artist and artwork has been stringently validated and verified by our award-winning team of experts. Substance + Proven Track Record = Serious Potential Museums are the ultimate art world validation and there is an acute shortage of museum-quality artworks available. Validated museum-quality art is a tangible asset class of deep intrinsic artistic value, low volatility and operates outside of the financial markets (J.P. Morgan) that can also be left to loved ones.
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