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Fight Inflation With Local Art

People are using art purchases to act as a store of value that keeps up with inflation. With prices for food and other essentials increasing rapidly, art is becoming an increasingly popular way to protect one’s purchasing power. Art has the added benefit of being a tangible asset that can be enjoyed, rather than simply stored in a bank account…and as you shall see, it can add value to your real estate.

A Strategic Store of Value

The use of art to hedge inflation can have both pros and cons. On the one hand, art can provide a stable store of value during times of high inflation. This is because the demand for art typically increases during times of high inflation as investors look for assets that can preserve wealth. Additionally, art can also be used to generate income through auctions or sales

On the other hand, the use of art to hedge inflation can be expensive and may not always be effective. To be effective, an investor must correctly predict how much inflation will occur and purchase artwork before prices increase. Additionally, the cost of storing and insuring artwork can be expensive, and it may be difficult to sell artwork during times of low inflation.

Diligence and Diversification

When it comes to combating inflation, many people resort to buying several different works of art curated from local art galleries. This is a strategy that can help reduce risk and help you achieve success much the way diversification works in the stock and bond markets.  It’s important to remember that not all art is created equal, so it’s important to do your research before making any purchases. You’ll want to do what you can to ensure that you’re getting pieces that will hold their value over time.

You Don’t Need to Break the Bank

Buying art can be a great way to protect your money against inflation. But remember the difference between prudent risk-taking and speculation is time. If you can keep your artwork for five to ten years you’re more likely to accomplish your goal of fighting inflation while having access to beautiful pieces of art that can add value to your home or office. Also, when buying art, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to break the bank.

There are many affordable options available through your local art gallery. La Playa Gallery acts as a curator and distributor for the best in local art. So, find something that fits your budget. This could be a sculptured work, a ceramic, or a popular artist’s painting.

Your Taste, Your Style

For many people, art is a way to express themselves and showcase their unique personalities. Whether you’re buying an original painting, a metal sculpture, or a wooden carving, you’re investing in something that represents your personal taste and style. And as art becomes more popular and prices continue to rise, that investment could end up being worth a lot more in the future.

Art: The Luxury Hotel Secret

So, if you’re looking for an intelligent way to protect your money against inflation, consider buying art. It’s not only a potential hedge against inflation but it can also be a beautiful addition to your home or office. Remember the secret many luxury hotels use to impress buyers is to employ art. According to home stagers, with good taste and a small investment, you could increase the value of your home by up to fifteen percent.

Fighting Inflation at home and office. Artwork titled Joshua Tree Magic, by Kay Kaplan
At home installation of Joshua Tree Magic, by Kay Kaplan

La Playa Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and by appointment on weekends. Go to www.laplayagallery.com to learn more. La Playa Gallery is located at 2226 Avenida De La Playa, La Jolla, CA 92037. Phone 858-454-6903. Commissioned works and all purchase decisions can be arranged through Nicole. Local delivery is available.

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