Beautiful, touching and timeless, art is not merely a trendy investment class. It also reflects the evolution of society and the development of humanity as a whole. By collecting exceptional works of art from different periods, LIVIA not only realizes profits from up surging art markets but continues to strive for relevance, appreciation and personal satisfaction, as it does in all its other investment spheres. To date, total art investments amount to approximately € 40 million, focusing on the following four major fields:
• Old Masters
• Modern Art
• Contemporary Art
The classical, old master market has proven to be very stable over the last 25 years. With growing concerns of
economic crises and inflationary precautions, old master prices have seen a steady increase over the last few years. LIVIA’s art investments in this segment concentrate on the early stages of European art, starting in the 13th and 14th centuries of the medieval period with an additional focus being placed on works from the Renaissance, predominantly of 15th and 16th century provenience.
Modern art comprises works from the 1860’s to 1970. The LIVIA Modern Art Collection contains important impressionist works, Art Nouveau, as well as fine examples of expressionism. LIVIA’s collection also reflects revolutionary pre-war secession movements such as “Der Blauer Reiter”, “Die Brücke” and selected “Bauhaus” pieces, to name but a few. As with the old master collection, LIVIA believes that art personifies the accomplishments of the human spirit – one can never be surrounded by too much art.
With its roots in the late post-war period and influenced by the student movements of the 60s and 70s, contemporary art is defined by the reshaping of outdated social structures, which triggered new artistic movements overthrowing traditional techniques and styles. Exploring bold, new and contemporary ways of expressing the desire for a “better world”, the contemporary artist casts old boundaries and rules aside to depict an era of greater social participation and responsibility throughout the world. It is in this spirit of radical exploration and raw emotion that LIVIA has carefully selected numerous works of internationally renowned, contemporary artists. Many of these works continue to be displayed in the world’s leading museums, such as MOMA and the Tate Gallery. Making many pieces of the collection accessible to the public has been a conscious decision to ensure that people from all walks of life continue to enjoy and find inspiration in these works of art.
Diversification is integral part of any comprehensive investment strategy. In LIVIA‘s view a balanced portfolio necessarily includes investments into the world of arts and antiques. In this spirit, the LIVIA Collections try to close the gap between pure financial interest and the intrinsic peculiarities of the art sector. Over the years, LIVIA has successfully build up several significant collections that reflect the cultural emphases of the diverse epochs of world history. Guided by the intention to construct an inclusive overview of human proclivity, the LIVIA Collections concentrate on unique masterpieces clearly linked to their spatiotemporal background.
• The LIVIA Prehistoric Collection
• The LIVIA Origins of Scripture Collection
• The LIVIA Classical Antiquity Collection
• The LIVIA Medieval Armoury Collection
• The LIVIA Medieval Manuscript Collection
• The LIVIA Historic Furniture Collection
• The LIVIA Oldtimer Cars Collection