Empirical Analysis of Investments on the Fine Art Market
The instability of the stock market spurs investors to seek alternative ways of allocating financial resources. In this case, art assets could be considered as an attractive investment. Due to the uniqueness, specific costs, and risks inherent to the artworks, the fine art market is very heterogeneous and needs special treatment. In this article, we investigate attractiveness of the fine art market for investors in several ways. First, we construct hedonic art price indexes using the time dummy variable method based on the quantile regression. Secondly, we assess the
art assets risk through CAPM model. Data include 536660 observations about oil paintings on auctions around the world during 2005–2015. According to the estimation results, the postwar paintings sold in the high price sector could be considered as an attractive sector for the investors but its acquisition is accompanied by a relatively high risk compared to the operation on the stock market.