Scientific research and market analysis have shown that "Blue-chip" artworks offer higher returns on investments compared to art investments in general. These works created by the 100 top artists in auction volume have scarcity value, established transaction records, and a global collector base.
The graphs below show that the Artron’s Chinese Modern Master index and Artprice 100 index significantly outperformed the S&P 500 index between 2000 and 2017. The annualized growth rate of Artron’s index reached an astounding 17.85%, and the Artprice 100 index grew at 8.9% rate. These deliver higher returns by 11.4 times and 2.2 times, respectively, versus the S&P 500 index in the same period.
HISTORICAL RETURNS (2000–2017)