Ep 17: justsaying with Troy Sadler, Art Works – Investing in Art and NFTs

Where once investing in Art was limited to an exclusive club, we speak to Troy Sadler, Managing Director of Art Works, who explains that there are a lot more opportunities available now than before.

Art Works is a leading fine art investment gallery in Singapore. Established in 2011, Art Works’ fine art consultants specialise in providing comprehensive, independent advice to private investors and art collectors who are seeking to capitalize on the fast-appreciating art market.

With leisure travel still at a standstill, Art Works is positioned to source high-quality investment-grade art pieces, where its ‘buy to lease’ investment model allows clients to diversify toward contemporary fine art within their broader investment portfolio.

Further to that, Art Works also curates accessible pieces from around the region, which are perfect for first-time buyers looking to foray into art investment, with entry-level pieces starting from SGD$25K.

To add, they have also recently launched a new online art gallery, for interested buyers to view art pieces while they stay home and stay safe. Art buyers are also able to enjoy low-risk fixed returns of up to 6% P.A. for a minimum of 2 years.

We have a chat with Troy Sadler, Managing Director of Art Works – a former professional tennis player turned Art and investment leader.

In 2007 Sadler moved to Hong Kong to be closer to the booming Chinese and Asian Art markets and was the Managing Director of Platinum Spirits and Wines, where he led the art and wine investment division. Since then, he has worked with some of the most exciting mid-career and emerging artists in the region, including Ma Dongmin and Shi Lifeng.

With more than a decade of experience in supplying art in Asia, Sadler speaks to us about Art investment trends, such as Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) gaining popularity in Singapore and how it has shaken up the contemporary world.

He also shares his thoughts on the return of investment of NFTs versus physical contemporary art, and which is a better investment for art buyers, and how investing in art is no longer just for the wealthy, but has now become accessible to a much wider demographic.

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