Last Updated on 12/19/2006 by bidz

For many people, art appreciation has taken on a whole new meaning

Monday, December 18, 2006
By Kelly Crow, The Wall Street Journal

“Want to see where investors are placing more of their alternative assets these days? Check out their walls.

Artwork – once the trophy of kings and robber barons – is increasingly joining the portfolios of everyday investors. The appeal is simple: With stocks and bonds delivering middling returns, art holds the potential for lottery-like gains.”

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