Investing in Art: Our Guidance and Services

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June 9, 2023

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Investing in art can be a thrilling endeavour, combining personal passion with financial acumen. However, understanding the art market and making informed decisions about what to buy and at what price can be challenging. Enter the Oriel Gallery, a trusted partner in the world of art investment.

The Oriel Gallery’s Services:

Located in Dublin, Ireland, the Oriel Gallery specializes in 19th to 21st-century Irish paintings, watercolours, and sculptures, with renowned expertise in works by Markey Robinson and Percy French. They offer a range of services for private individuals looking to purchase a portfolio of art as part of an investment strategy.

  1. Consultancy Services: The Oriel Gallery provides advice on purchasing and the resale of works of art. They also offer valuations for insurance, wills, and probate purposes​.
  2. Direct Private Sales: The gallery is always on the lookout for high-quality works by well-known Irish artists, offering the opportunity for direct private sales. This service is conducted with the utmost confidentiality, ensuring the privacy of buyers and sellers alike​.
  3. Art as an Investment: Recognizing that a piece from the Oriel is much more than an investment, the gallery emphasizes the intrinsic value of art. Art provides endless joy, opportunities for calm and reflection, and a window into another world, offering a respite from the everyday.

Tips for Art Investment:

Investing in art can be an enriching and profitable endeavour when done correctly. Here are a few tips to consider based on advice from art investment guides and galleries:

  1. Research the Art Market: Understanding the art market is key to making wise investment decisions. This involves learning about the artist, the work’s historical context, and recent market trends. Art advisors can provide valuable insights into this process.
  2. Set a Budget: Knowing your price range can significantly simplify the process of finding the right art piece. It’s important not to overspend, especially when starting to gain experience purchasing art​.
  3. Trust Your Instinct: It’s crucial to connect with the artwork that you’re interested in, and not to let the opinions of others sway you from a piece that you genuinely love​.
  4. Understand What to Look For: Knowing what type of artwork to invest in is a fundamental first step. Original works typically command higher reselling prices due to their rarity, while prints, particularly limited editions or artist-signed copies, can also be a profitable investment​.
  5. Consider Professional Guidance: Art investment firms can offer valuable guidance and make the investment process easier. For instance, some companies have helped clients significantly outperform the S&P 500 over the last 25 years​.


The Oriel Gallery, with its specialized services and expert advice, is an excellent resource for those considering art as an investment. Our commitment to quality, confidentiality, and client satisfaction makes us a reliable partner in this exciting venture.

Reach out to us directly for more personalized advice at +353 1 676 3410 or

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