Democratizing art markets - fractional ownership and the securitization of art

en | The authors present a novel investment framework for art by reconsidering the art market from the point of view of artists rather than art investors. They propose a model in which artists retain fractional equity in their work at the point of first sale. The fractional shares reflect the artist’s role as an early stage investor in his or her own art.

Once those equity shares exist, it is possible to create a secondary market in those shares, independent of the sale of the actual work of art. Such a system has not existed before, and would enable a diversifiable and more democratic investment in art.

Article by Amy Whitaker and Roman Kräuss