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Members routinely turn to Art FA as a valued source of information about art investment funds. Art FA aggregates information provided by its members and supplements the same with various research initiatives undertaken from time to time by its staff. Art FA is committed to further strengthening its research capacity to create an unparalleled hub for industry-specific information that will support both our members’ and the general media’s growing needs for data and research on art funds. Art FA further supports its members by providing timely updates and briefing sessions on topical issues and new regulatory developments affecting the art fund industry.

Global Art Market Updates
The Art Fund Association's Global Art Market Update is a regular report published by The Art Fund Association with the aim of increasing transparency and providing clear and concise data concerning trends in the art market to both investors and art enthusiasts alike.

  • Global Art Market Update Volume 1 / June 2013 (pdf)
    This update provides an overview of the current state of the global art market, outlining some of the key figures, main characteristics and recent trends, and provides a brief overview of the most recent Post-War and Contemporary Art evening sales in NYC.
  • Global Art Market Update Volume 2 / September 2013 (pdf)
    This report analyzes the 2013 spring auction season in London, specifically the evening and day sales from Sotheby's and Christie's Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary departments.
  • Global Art Market Update Volume 3 / October 2013 (pdf)
    This report analyzes the most important Post-War and Contemporary Auctions from London's autumn season during the second week of October, 2013.

Industry Chatter

November 13, 2013
Washington Post
Record auction at Christie's
October 11, 2013
France 24
New fronts open in Chinese art market as records fall
October 3, 2013
The Art Newspaper
Art fund industry struggles to emerge from the gloom
October 1, 2013
Art Market News: New York contemporary art sale soars
September 27, 2013
The Malay Mail Online
Do art funds make money and sense?
September 9, 2013
Q&A with Art Fund Association president, Enrique Liberman
September 19, 2013
Al Arabiya News
'Monet talks' as Mideast art investment proves a pretty picture
May 30, 2013
Six Risks to The Global Art Market in 2014
May 20, 2013
'New Era' For Art Markets As Collectors Drop Half a Billion At Christie's Contemporary Sale
February 25, 2013
Wall Street Journal
The Ways Art Investors Blow It
February 8, 2013
Art Market Monitor
Fine Art Fund: 10-yr Art Boom Coming
July/August 2012
ArtAsia Pacific Magazine
Co-Investing in Art: What Every Collector Needs to Know
November 30, 2012
Art Funds Follow Up: Institutional Investors Look Elsewhere
November 26, 2012
Could Fine Art And Collectibles Become A New Asset Class?
November 16, 2012
Investment Art, A Beginner's Guide
January 5, 2012
Looking Ahead 2012: The Hedge Fund Industry Speaks
August 24, 2011
Jing Daily
Wine Fund a 'Great Hope' for Chinese Investors
August 22, 2011
Art Market Monitor
Art has no value until it becomes the target of capital
August 3, 2011
Art Market Monitor
Collectors Fund Launches Second American Investment
April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Art Market: Masterful Returns
February 2, 2011
New York Times
'Passion Investments' Capture Hearts in Mideast
January 10, 2011
The New York Times
Can't Afford a Picasso? How About a Piece of One?
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
April 14, 2011
The Christian Science Monitor
Art Market: Masterful Returns
February 17, 2011
Art Fund Sell-Off Boosts Peppy Phillips Contemporary Sale
January 26, 2011
The National
Emirates NBD's New Fund Pursues the Art of Making Money
January 10, 2011
DealBook -
Can’t Afford a Picasso? How About a Piece of One?
January 7, 2011
The Wall Street Journal
The Fine Art of Finance
January 3, 2011
High-End Art Poses Possibility for Investors
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Events & Training

Past Events

Silent Auction Fundraiser to Benefit the Childhood Cancer Society
October 29th, 2013
@ De Buck Gallery
New York City
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Panel Discussion, "Art & Passion Funds: The New Frontier in Alternative Investments"
Association for Corporate Growth
April 11th, 2013
New York City
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Champagne Reception
Art Basel Miami Beach
December 7th, 2012
5:30pm to 8pm
@ The Murano Grande
South Beach, Miami, FL

Panel Discussion, "Art Funds? Is Now The Time?"
March 4th, 2011
@ The Armory Show
New York City
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Art Funds Give Back
"Masks Around the World"

October 25th, 2010
@ St. Stephen of Hungary School
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