‘Safe as houses’ and ‘you can bank on it’ are just two phrases that come to mind when most of us think about investing in some or other asset class. We have been conditioned, from the time that we were able to comprehend the concept of investments, to believe that the value of fixed property and the trustworthiness of our banks are beyond doubt. That was until the ‘toxic debt’-inspired credit crunch of 2008 - which seems to have deepened now, at the start of 2009.
With South African collectors paying millions of Rands for works by our most desirable artists, there is no doubt that our art has now become a recognised asset class.
© Johans Borman Fine Art