Questions & Answers

Why invest in art?

Art has been used as an investment for multiple hundreds of years. A strong argument in favor of buying art is the opportunity for portfolio diversification, which allows to reduce the volatility of the portfolio over time. Investment returns also play a big role since art ownership can be massively profitable. There is always the possibility for an exponential growth of worth, as can be seen in the case of the artwork Jim Crow (1986) by Jean-Michel Basquiat which was worth 125 times the original selling price after 25 years. So far, artworks have been regarded as illiquid assets and were mostly held medium or long-term. Through the approach of Kunst21, shares can be bought and sold frequently. In order to maximize profits, it is crucial to diversify the portfolio by purchasing from different artists and focusing on diverse artistic styles.

Is there a minimum I need to invest?

There is no set minimum which needs to be invested. Our mission is to democratize art investment and make it available for everyone. 

Which means of payments do you offer?

You can use a bank transfer to add money to your account, after the process has been realized, the balance in your wallet will be updated.

I am an artist. How can I get in touch to receive an offer?

If you are artists interested in selling your art works through our platform, please feel free to contact us via email:partnerships@kunst21.comWe will happily get in touch with you, discuss all the options and make you an offer.

Where will the paintings be stored after the acquisition is conducted?

The paintings will be kept in a storage facility in Dresden. The best perseverance conditions are guaranteed. Within the future we are planning on displaying art works in our own gallery.

Can I see a painting before buying shares?

We usually try to enable customers to take a look at paintings before they invest. Though based on the locations of the artists and their work, this might not always be possible. But we are willing to provide you with all the information you need and always include high resolution photos on our website.

Do I have to wait until the final sale?

If you want to trade your shares you can do that at any point in time. Simply move to the exchange section on the website and trade or sell your shares. In case the holders of more than 50% of the shares decide to sell, the artwork is sold at an auction, to ensure fair prices.

Who decides which artworks are acquired?

As Kunst21 is a crowdinvesting platform, customers choose which artworks are acquired by deciding which painting they are placing their money on. In advance, the team of Kunst21 analyzes the potential and quality of the pieces, to ensure that profits can be maximized. If you have any suggestions on art works which should be bought, feel free to get in touch with us via email:

Will the paintings be displayed in a gallery?

At the moment due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the opening of a gallery is not possible. We are planning on displaying the offered paintings within the near future.

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