Post-Lockdown Investment: Why Limited Edition Prints Are Thriving

Smith Partner
25 Aug 2020

Investments Are a Long-Term Reward That Can Be Accessed By Anyone

At Smith & Partner, we pride ourselves in providing a diverse range of artworks for all styles and budgets. We understand that the fine art market can be intimidating, with the news reporting works selling for hundreds of millions of pounds each year. The wonderful thing about the art market is that, like our collection, it is stylistically and economically diverse. Considering an investment in fine art is a wonderful way to begin investing, or expand your current portfolio.

That’s why our Senior Portfolio manager spoke with Nick Ferrari of LBC UK Radio this August, to show the nation that access to this rewarding market is a step in the right direction for your future. Investing in art allows you to take a journey through the wonderful creations of our artists, whilst simultaneously diversifying & strengthening your financial resources.


To listen to this discussion, please click the link below:


The Resilience of Limited-Edition Prints

Even through the challenging times that 2020 has brought to the world, the art market has held considerably well. At Smith & Partner we specialise in limited-edition fine art prints, which enables investment across a variety of artists – from old masters to emerging creatives – for a fraction of the price that an original piece can cost.

The truth of it all is that art sells. Even in times of hardship, the market and it’s buyers know the value of artwork and look to it for inspiration. One thing that we can be sure of is that our old master works – the likes of Picasso and Monet –  hold good stead. They are the foundations of the art market and will continue to be in-demand for many, many years to come. This means that, investing in this selection of works from our collection can give you a good chance of making a solid return on your investment. On the other hand, we have our emerging artists. These are often young stars who have made an impact in their field. As they are early career, it is more difficult to predict their future direction, however, with their works being lower in price, it is the best time to invest for larger returns. After all, the old masters were once emerging artists themselves.

This is the exciting journey we take in art investment, with time, works almost always move with the rate of inflation. Further still, trends, art-movement revivals and activity in galleries and museums globally can also raise the value and thus the return on a piece. Limited-edition prints give the investor access to an ever-growing art world that stimulates its own financial returns.


Taking Confidence In our Collection

When a limited edition run of prints is created, there will be no more. They are produced under the watchful eye of the artist and / or their master printer, who ensure they are of the highest quality. Using the finest papers and inks alongside the best technology the industry has to offer, means that having such pieces in your portfolio is a marker of incredible quality. As such, each print comes with a certificate of authenticity that is signed by either of the aforementioned individuals.

For many, it may seem that since limited-edition prints are more affordable than the originals, they are not as in-demand; this is not the case. Our prints are authentic alternatives to the sky-high prices of original artworks. Meaning that once an investor decides to sell, the affordability  – in comparison with originals – places them in a wider demographic of people willing and able to purchase them. There are many people in this world who would love to own a Picasso or a Warhol, as well as enthusiasts who have been following emerging artists since the beginning of their careers, such as Miss Aniela. By purchasing a limited-edition print, one makes an investment in the artwork & their own financial future.

What Smith & Partner Can Do For You  

We understand that this year has been one of immense financial and emotional stress for many. At Smith & Partner, we firmly believe that investment in limited-edition fine art prints can help secure future financial goals. Art investment is a journey that we can help guide you through. That’s the wonderful thing about the modern inter-connected world we live in; we can know everything there is about an artist & their work, allowing us to provide some of the most accurate predictions on future trends. We can therefore guide our clients on their journey through the art world by investing in the creativity of artists past, present and future, as well as their own financial goals.

Join us on the 15th of September at the opening of our first gallery on Gloucester Road in South Kensington. To attend, please sign up via our guest list below, we look forward to welcoming you to our new home.


S & P Gallery

Gold Leaf

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Buste De Femme  

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