Can we buy art now?
Affirmative, but not just anything!
Especially as the centre of gravity of the economy changes, China will soon be the world’s leading economic power, a huge pool of new collectors. Before seeing the price of works of art soar, it seems reasonable to invest today in the sure values of tomorrow.
In his famous guide La cote des peintres, Jacques-Armand Akoun gives one of his golden rules before buying: "Educate your eye and your taste will be affirmed. Trust the beautiful, the rare, even if the painter is unknown, do not hesitate".
Collecting also means not being afraid to take the bull by the horns.