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Scott Lynn on Investing In Art, Diversification and NFTs

Macro Hive
Finance, Economics, FX, G7, Investment Strategies, Macro

Scott is the Founder and CEO of Masterworks, a platform for investing in art markets. Scott has been an active collector of contemporary art for more than fifteen years and has built an internationally-recognized collection of Abstract Expressionism that has included works by Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning, and more. In addition to Masterworks, Scott serves on the board of v2 ventures (Adparlor, Giant Media, Reachmobi, Amply, and Sellozo), Payability, and the Brooklyn Rail (a non-profit publication in the art industry). In this podcast we discuss:

  1. What determines the value of art
  2. Importance of gallery representation and marketing
  3. How has liquidity evolved in the art market
  4. Where are the main buyers of art from?
  5. How different segments of art market have performed
  6. What is the expected return of art?
  7. How does art correlate to other asset classes?
  8. When has art underperformed?
  9. Examples of artists whose art has performed well: from Basquiat to Gilliam
  10. How can investors get exposure to art?
  11. Views on NFT
  12. Books that influenced Scott: Thinking, Fast and Slow (Kahneman) and Competitive Strategy (Porter)

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