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LOT-ART | Art Investment Platform

Developed by experienced art collectors, LOT-ART | The Art Investment Platform is the leading search engine, marketplace and advisory to invest in fine art (contemporary to old masters) & passion assets (luxury watches, classic cars, jewelry, fine wines). Founded in 2017 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, LOT-ART provides the most comprehensive overview of the global art market offering direct links to +3500 auction houses, selected art galleries and private collectors.  

LOT-ART mission is to make art investment effective, transparent and time efficient, providing objective analytical insight to take informed investment decisions, with the final goal to facilitate the purchase of art related assets as an alternative portfolio diversification strategy from the financial markets.

What we do: Monitoring the global auction market through the LOT-ART platform, we can leverage on geographic arbitrages and information asymmetries to identify Best Deals, high quality assets which are also sound financial investments. We provide specific information on what, where and at which price to buy in order to have a liquid asset in your portfolio and maximize investment return.

LOT-ART market expertise, international network and big data analytics allow you to profit from the best deals in contemporary and modern art, old masters and luxury timepieces, by assessing the quality, provenance, asset's liquidity, financial risk and opportunity of return on investment.

Why we do it better: Combining qualitative and financial due diligence, LOT-ART provides effective investment recommendations on any passion asset (fine art, timepieces, classic cars, wine) to be purchased through auction bidding or private sales. Lot-Art can assess the liquidity of fine art and timepieces to identify best investment deals in the global auction market, optimizing the portfolio diversification strategy of private collectors and financial institutions who wish to invest in art-related assets with the highest potential return. 

We have developed big data analytics to assess the liquidity, actual value, investment risk and opportunity of return of fine art and luxury watches, which can now be purchased as an asset class within a strategy of portfolio diversification.

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Discover our Memberships: receive Personalized Alerts on your favorite artists and collectibles at auction worldwide to never miss a bid. Select your plan based on your actual use of LOT-ART: for example, if you need several Search Alerts or make an extensive use of the Market Analytics and the Price Database, we advise you to choose the "Collector" plan, otherwise the "Explorer" plan could be a good start to the LOT-ART experience.

Personalized Alerts: Be the first to know when your favorite lots are for sale with customized email alerts, based on your saved searches: save all your keywords to quickly run your favorite searches in a single click. Optionally, you can set filters by country, price estimate and other settings. At your discretion, we can send you email-alerts when new lots matching your saved-searches are available, so you will always have the most updated overview of the global art market. On the homepage header click "My Searches" -> "Create New Search"

Valuate & Sell: Disclose the value of your art & collectibles and if you are interested in selling, we can help you to identify the best channel either at auction or through private sales. Disclose the monetary value of your assets, Request a Valuation.

Consign Your Artworks: LOT-ART is looking for quality artworks and collectibles for its upcoming Auctions and Private Sales: Old Masters to Modern and Contemporary Art, Asian Art, Design Furniture and Fine Watches.

Buy Now: Aside from our auctions database, we provide the opportunity to search artworks from trusted art galleries, artist studios and private collectors. If you are not yet acquainted with the thrill of bidding at auction you can still buy selected artworks and luxury assets in perfect relax making an offer through the LOT-ART Gallery.

Art Investment Advisory: Buying a passion asset is the best choice for any investor looking for alternative investment opportunities. Our personalized Art Investment Advisory will best serve privates and institutions who wish to invest in art as an asset class but don't have the expertise to unveil the best deals in the global art market. We will assist you acquiring quality artworks & passion assets with the highest degree of liquidity and opportunity of return, leveraging on LOT-ART big data analytics, market expertise and advanced search algorithm: Contact our Experts.

Private Sales: Following approval of your account, you are able to enter the private sales section of the LOT-ART Gallery to browse the artworks on offer by vetted collectors and propose your own for sale. Everything is held discreetly. Access Private Sales.

Market Analytics: LOT-ART big data analytics assess the liquidity, actual value, investment risk and profitability of fine art (contemporary art, modern art, old masters) and luxury collectibles (timepieces), enabling informed investment decisions within a strategy of portfolio diversification.

NEW! Best Deals: Best Deals are highly liquid lots being sold at an estimate below their actual market value. Make informed investment decisions in fine art and timepieces exploiting geographical arbitrages and information assimmetries automatically disclosed to you by Lot-Art Market Analytics.

A Comprehensive Search Engine & Advisory for Investors, Collectors and Dealers

Art News: Discover here the latest stories/ best deals/ featured sales/ opportunities in the global art market.

Multi-Search: enter unlimited multi-keyword searches at once; you can then choose to browse through all the lots results at once or flick through each set of results individually. For example enter several keywords like "Rolex, Piaget, Patek Philippe ", they will be searched simultaneously to give you all the results you need at once. Run your favorite searches in 1 click and receive alerts about new items matching your saved searches.

Wish List: Save your preferred lots in your Wish List to access them quickly, before and after the auction. We can also send you a reminder to place your bid on time one day before the auction date, so you will never miss a sale again! Your Wish List is also a perfect tool to catalogue all your purchases: to record the date, location and sale price of the items in your collection.

Sold & Aftersale: LOT-ART offers the opportunity to search through unsold auction lots in the Aftersale section. Use it to directly get in touch with the auction house if you are interested in negotiating a purchase. In our Sold Section, you will find +30M historical price information recorded at auction, a useful indication of the actual value of an item you could rely on before finalizing your bid.

Catalogue Search: Browse catalogues by auction house and location clicking on "AUCTIONS" in the homepage header. The filters on the left-hand side (Desktop & Tablet) and the top icon (Mobile) can help you adjust your searches.

Free Catalogue Listing: Listing auction catalogues on Lot-Art is Free! We only ask a 1 time contribution of EUR 95 (USD 100) for the crawler's set up. Your catalogues will be effectively listed on LOT – ART to be reached by our international audience of art collectors. The Lot-Art team will take care of the entire setup: you may simply sit back and enjoy the benefits of a growing traffic of bidders to your auction's website.

Receive Consignments: Lot-Art can forward consignment proposals regarding items in selected categories of your choice. More details »

Premium Marketing Services: tailored to optimize your catalogues' listing conversion rate, include the following:

  • Homepage & Search Highlights:
    we feature your catalogue and lots on each relevant section of Lot-Art home page and highlight them on top of every related search results by our collectors' audience.

  • Banners:
    on every page and newsletter of Lot-Art

  • Blog:
    we publish an article featuring your sale on the Lot-Art & Auctions Blog

  • Newsletter:
    we send the blog article as a newsletter to our extensive network of international collectors (+235,000 subscribers)

  • Social Media Posts:
    we promote your catalogue highlights with dedicated posts on our social media pages (LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook)

  • Aftersale:
    we list and feature your aftersale lots under the "Buy-Now" section of our homepage for any requested period.

Our Prices:

  • Marketing Light Package (Homepage & Search Highlights, Social Media Posts): 170 EUR (190 USD)
  • Marketing Light Package + 7 days Banners: 320 EUR (340 USD)
  • Marketing Light Package + 10 days Banners: 380 EUR (410 USD)

  • Premium Marketing Package (Blog & Newsletter, Homepage & Search Highlights, Social Media Posts): 385 Euro (415 USD)
  • Premium Marketing Package + 7 days Banners: 535 EUR (575 USD)
  • Premium Marketing Package + 10 days Banners: 585 EUR (625 USD) 

  • 30 days Aftersale in Buy Now: 95 EUR (100 USD) it can be added to any package

Lot-Art Investment Advisory: we assist our clients acquiring quality artworks which are also sound financial investments for a purpose of portfolio diversification. We would welcome your suggestions on the availability of best investment lots in upcoming auction catalogues, which we can then consider presenting to our clients. More details »

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BUY NOW Free Listing - Pay only when you Sell: Select items priced above $ 1,800 from the gallery stock you wish to monetarize. Send us pictures and text for each item, we will list them for you on the Lot-Art 'Buy Now' section. Your items will also display in every related search. Listing is free, you only pay a commission of 19% following a successful sale.

BUY NOW Link to your website - For a monthly Fee: We list your art stock linking directly to the catalogues on your website. With your subscription, we will also provide you with free premium marketing services. Our subscriptions are the following

  • 1 month: 230 euro/month + free social media promotion service
  • 3 months: 199 euro/month + free social media, 7 days banners and home page highlights

Tailored Marketing Service: Lot-Art premium marketing package tailored to optimize your listing conversion rate includes the following:

  • Homepage Highlights:
    we feature your items on our home page and highlight them in every related search by our extensive collector audience
  • Blog:
    we will publish an article about your gallery on the Lot-Art Blog
  • Newsletter:
    we send the article as a newsletter to our extensive network of collectors
  • Social Media:
    we promote your catalogue highlights with dedicated posts on our social media pages (LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook)
  • Banners:
    1 week on every page and newsletter of Lot-Art

Download the brochure of BUY NOW with all the info on Lot-Art premium services to art galleries.

PRIVATE SALES: access to an exclusive marketplace where collectors and dealers have the opportunity to purchase and sell high-quality Timepieces, Old Masters, Modern and Contemporary Art valued at or above Euro 50,000.

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Francesco Gibbi is a seasoned art collector and expert in 18th century Neoclassical etchings. In 2015, understanding the emerging investment opportunities offered by the art auction market, but as well the need for more transparency and efficiency for the art buyers, he founded the Amsterdam-based online portal for Worldwide Auctioning " LOT – " to enhance the role of fine art investment as an effective portfolio diversification to volatile financial markets.

Master Degree in International Management and specialized in International Affairs, after covering for over 15 years financial and management roles in International Organizations, Francesco is now sharing his expertise as Alternative Investment Advisor, believing the best investment should bring more than the opportunity of a sound financial return, but as well tangible esthetic and ownership feelings to his owner.

"Art collecting is an investment and follows similar rules to most common financial products, but it is just more rewarding in terms of emotional feelings and less volatile in terms of economic value, especially if you well diversify your collection into contemporary art, jewelry and old masters. Leveraging on a sound expertise, auctions are the best source of good deals to any collector looking for alternative investment opportunities."

Read his article about how to safely and efficiently buy art in auction.

Milan Madar is a computer scientist and a former professional artist. Combining his knowledge in IT and his passion for the Arts, he partnered with Francesco to develop LOT – ART, the new art-related online platform for worldwide auctioning. After Milan developed the efficient and market-leading search engine and data-management system, the platform was launched in October 2015.


"As a CIO I use Information Technology (IT) for its primary purpose: process and provide information in a way that helps people. Being a former artist myself, I understand passion. I want to help enthusiastic art buyers, investors and the artists who create inspiring artworks for this world."