Frequently Asked Questions

LTArt

LTArt is a London based project aiming at creating new connections between art and finance. The mission is to offer the most advanced and diversified service for purchasing online high-quality artworks, entirely or even just in part, through three different models.

LTArt aims to reach a heterogeneous group of clients. Our aim is to make art accessible to everyone, helping you turn your art passion into a smart investment choice or diversify your portfolio. Whether you’re an art lover, art professional, corporate or financial professional, we will tailor our services to meet your initiatives.  

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LTArt’s mission is to gradually expand the art audience and progressively introduce the model of fractional ownership, developing it step by step. Our diverse options are dependent on the needs of our clients, whether they are looking to buy artwork outright; invest in art shares, benefitting from fractional ownership; or trade their art shares in a liquid and transparent market.

We will deduct a fee for each transaction made as well as any consultancy provided.

Simply browse our collection of artwork or our pioneering Pooling Investment projects and make an online enquiry or contact us to use our bespoke fine art advisory service. We aim to answer all enquiries within 24 hours.

Artwork

Our portfolio features contemporary art by cutting-edge artists as well as multiples and art prints online by well-established modern artists. These are available to be purchased outright either through a simple online payment or by making an enquiry. Through our Pooling Investment and Art Exchange platforms, you have the opportunity to invest in high-value contemporary and modern art as well as masterpieces.

Subject to London Trade Art’s verification, art collectors and art professionals can also submit their artwork to be sold in our online art gallery. You can read the conditions of sale here.

The prices of our artwork have been set by the professional galleries as well as the artists we work with. If needed, we also obtain third-party valuation from experts in the specific artwork.

The artworks will be securely stored by a third party guarantor.

Fractional Ownership

Fractional ownership is obtained by purchasing a percentage of an artwork through art shares. Through this model, you share ownership of an artwork with other co-owners, benefitting from the temporary holding of an artwork.

An art share is a percentage of a high-value artwork that users will be able to buy and sell offline using our Pooling Investment service as well as through the LTArt Art Exchange.

You can become a fractional owner of an artwork through two different services: Pooling Investment and the Art Exchange.

Our Pooling investment service allows you to purchase a percentage of an artwork in the form of art shares, thus obtaining fractional ownership of that specific piece. You will be able to select the amount of art shares you wish to purchase and make an enquiry online. If we obtain a sufficient amount of enquiries to reach a predetermined threshold, we will then finalise the purchase offline. 

Following on from this, the Art Exchange enables you to not only become a fractional owner of an artwork but to also trade your purchased art shares online through a digital platform that mirrors the stock market. Bid and offer prices will be constantly issued for each art share guaranteeing a liquid and simultaneous market. By signing into your account, you will also be able to track the performance of your trades as well as your return on investment.

Fractional owners will be able to access a temporary holding of the co-owned pieces, split the maintenance costs of the artwork, which will be stored by a third party guarantor, and get possible dividends from the rental of the artwork to museums, other art institutions, and eventually, from the trading system.

Simply log in to your account and you will be able to check the balance of your art shares and track the performance of your trades.

Users will receive a digital art certificate which will regulate fractional ownership, guarantee the authenticity of the artwork and allow each piece to be easily traceable.

The LTArt team is composed of experts in both art and finance. We collaborate very closely with the hedge fund Redhedge, which is in charge of supporting and supervising the development of the LTArt Art Exchange. We have also partnered with international law firm Withersworldwide, in order to ensure that the regulatory framework and contractual aspects of our fractional ownership model provide the highest level of security and traceability.

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Delivery

We always strive to get your order delivered to you as quickly as possible. However, you can find estimated delivery times below.

Standard Delivery

  • UK to EU: 12 working days from collection
  • UK to RoW: 13 working days from collection
  • Intra UK: ~2 working days from collection

Express Delivery

  • UK to the rest of the world (incl. Asia, Oceania, North America, the Middle East): 9 working days from collection

Please note that Express Delivery is not yet available within the UK and the rest of Europe.

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