Should I invest in art?

A while ago I signed up to get some information from an art dealer. it wasn't that I was keen to invest but I wanted to try to understand the rationale for art investing. Art Equity (www.artequity.com.au) sums it up as: Today, collecting art is a recognised investment strategy and fine art is a genuine alternative asset class with a proven track record. It is a tangible safe-haven as part of a well diversified portfolio and has potential for excellent growth. The recent global financial crisis has demonstrated the need for diversification in a traditional investment portfolio of stocks, bonds...

A while ago I signed up to get some information from an art dealer. it wasn't that I was keen to invest but I wanted to try to understand the rationale for art investing.

Art Equity (www.artequity.com.au) sums it up as:

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