About Art Investment for Dummies

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Decollage 2012 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

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ART INVESTMENT FOR DUMMIES is a reference guide for art collectors and art lovers, connoisseurs and newcomers.


Jans Bock-Schroeder

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Jans left school at the age of 13 to become a musician. For 30 years he traveled the world as performer and participated in countless recording sessions. Parallel to his professional music career, he became a visual artist at an early stage.

After the passing of German photojournalist Peter Bock-Schroeder in 2001 he established the Bock-Schroeder Foundation. Since that time he markets and sells the works of his late father on the international photo art market.

On October 25th 2020 he launched ART INVESTMENT FOR DUMMIES to promote and trade his own multimedia projects.

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Bonn Brandt

Bonn was the editor of the online photo journal Visual Independence (2010-2013). Since 2015 he distributes the art newsletter Visual Independent/State of the art. After years of training as an art historian, he has worked as web developer and freelance writer for numerous art magazines.

B.B. is the editor in chief for grassrootsrelations.com


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Art collection online

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Why is art expensive

It does not matter if the artist is alive or dead. The rarity of a work of art is what gives it value

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How to buy art online

The 21st century will go down in history as the era of the online collector. What was unthinkable a few years ago is now a reality.

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How to start your own art collection

Being an art collector requires time, strategy, and consideration. Serious collectors buy art with a long-term goal.


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The undiscovered Andy Warhol Shot

Bock-Schroeder's previously unavailable Andy Warhol revamped silkscreen series will enter the primary art market in January 2021.

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Blockchain in the art-world

Blockchain technology enables the trading of digitalized assets. It can include non-bankable assets such as real estate or paintings.

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Is art a good investment ?

A new use for art has evolved in recent years, and it is the most straightforward of all. Art as a serious investment.

Show me Art

Gunther Sachs in his Paris Appartement with a painting of Picasso

The auction of the art collection of the late Gunter Sachs in 2012 exceeded all expectations. The auction at Sotheby's in London brought 51 million euros.

Modern Art showing Bodybuilder and half naked woman

A new use for art has evolved in recent years, and it is arguably the most straightforward of all: Art as a serious investment.


American flag artwork

How the American flag has been adapted by artists in contemporary art.

The Granite Dish in the Berlin Lustgarten, Oilpainting on canvas

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Venus de Milo in the Louvre Museum

The Venus de Milo has become an unrivaled international icon although she has no arms, or maybe precisely for that reason.

Two mouths kiss

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