WHY ART

We believe that art is the eternal heritage of humanity.

By redefining access to art to place it at the heart of the 21st century, Matis fulfills a mission of preserving and enhancing a global and priceless heritage.

Art, a deep and dynamic market

Art has existed since the beginning of civilization and has been exchanged for centuries, representing a significant part of individuals' heritage. Since the 1960s, with the advent of the major auction houses and the increased accessibility of public auction results in the 1990s, it has been possible to measure precisely the volume, value and performance of transactions -making art a full-fledged asset class.

USD 2, 174 Mds(1)

Value of collectibles held by individuals in 2022, accounting for 5.2% of the wealth of the world's largest fortunes.

USD 67.8 Mds(2)

Volume of transactions in the art market in 2022, including $ 26.8 billion in public auction sales.

80%(2)

Of artworks held by art dealers are sold within two years.

What is contemporary art and post-war blue-chip art (5), in which Matis offers to invest ?

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An artistic movement that represents the majority of transactions

Contemporary & post-war art was created by artists born after 1910. This artistic movement represented nearly 54% of the value of public auction sales in 2022. This artistic movement is among the most dynamic and liquid compared to other art movements.

Distribution of auction sales in 2022 by artistic segments, % (2)
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Artworks with a valuation exceeding $ 500,000

Within the contemporary and post-war art market, the market value is concentrated on artworks known as 'blue chip,' with a valuation exceeding $ 500,000. 

These artworks represent over 60% of the total auction sales value, accounting for only 1% of the exchanged artworks. Therefore, Matis' strategy is to target blue-chip artworks in contemporary and post-war art, which concentrate the majority of the market value.

Distribution of auction sales by price ranges for post-war and contemporary art in 2022.(2)
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Artworks created by iconic artists.

The blue-chip artworks targeted by Matis have been created by artists who have profoundly marked the history of art. They are recognized by museums, leading global galleries, and international collectors. Their artworks stand the test of time: their demand increases, while the number of artworks available in the market decreases, creating a scarcity effect.

Why invest
in art ?

Disclaimer : Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investment in unlisted assets carries a risk of partial or total loss of invested capital.
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Benefit from an appreciation of the invested capital.

02

Diversify your portfolio by investing in an asset uncorrelated with financial markets.

03

Hedge against inflation

01. Benefit from an appreciation of the invested capital.

For several decades, art has become a tradable asset on major international markets, within the largest auction houses. 

Drawing on data from public transactions, Artprice has developed the Artprice100© index, which tracks the annual performances of the top 100 artists in terms of auction sales. 

Since the 2000s, the Artprice 100 index has outperformed that of the S&P 500, with an appreciation four times higher.

Pourquoi investir dans l’art ?

01

Bénéficier d’une appréciation du capital investi

02

Diversifier son portefeuille avec un actif décorrélé des marchés financiers

03

Se protéger contre l’inflation

Avertissement : les performances passées ne préjugent pas des performances futures. L’investissement dans des actifs non cotés présente un risque de perte partielle ou totale du capital investi.

02. Diversify your portfolio by investing in an asset uncorrelated with financial markets.

Correlation is a measure that assesses the interdependence between two financial products. Historically, some assets have shown a strong correlation: when the CAC 40 fell by 39% in March 2020 compared to February during the coronavirus crisis, the S&P 500 also dropped by 20% in the first quarter of 2020. 

In contrast, the prices of contemporary art have historically demonstrated a low correlation with other asset classes during periods of financial stress. Investing in art thus allows for portfolio diversification to protect against market volatility.

03. Hedge against inflation

The purchase of artworks can serve as a relatively distinct safe haven from traditional asset movements, which are more affected by price increases. 

Therefore, in 2022, over 50% of family offices consider art as a means to protect the portfolios of their investor clients against inflation. This number was only 18% in 2021.

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