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Mintus

5.0

(4 Reviews)

Art

Invest in iconic contemporary artwork from $3k.
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Snapshot

Open to Accredited Investors

Fine Art Performance

+23.90%

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26+ Employees

Including artworld talent, fund managers and AI architects

15%-20%

Target Return

Contemporary art has beat the S&P over the past 25 years

Moderate

Liquidity

Sell shares on the ‘Mintus Secondary Market’ periodically

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26+ Employees

Including artworld talent, fund managers and AI architects

How You Earn

Growth

Invest From

$3K

Invest in

Fine Art

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26+ Employees

Including artworld talent, fund managers and AI architects

Open to Accredited Investors

Top Perks of Investing in Art

From 2021 to 2022, global contemporary art sales hit $2.7 billion.

According to Live Art, the art market has outperformed the S&P 500 by 240% since 1986.

Art has proven to be a resilient asset class during periods of high inflation.

Over 3-year investment periods, contemporary art has recorded losses in only 4% of cases.

Can I trust Mintus?

Mintus has raised $5 million since being founded in 2022 and is backed by KittyHawk Ventures.

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# of Users

$5M

Amount Raised

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Offerings

# of Users

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Amount Raised

$5M

Offerings

2

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# of Users

$5M

Amount Raised

2

Offerings

Overview

Though the COVID-19 pandemic caused chaos in traditional markets, the global art market had a banner 2021—with over $65.1 billion worth of art and antique sales. Art is now even more valuable than it was before the pandemic, making for big sales: Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s art collection sold for over $1.6 billion in 2022.

 

Mintus is a platform (regulated by the FCA and registered with the SEC) that let’s people invest in the contemporary art market—a popular investment among billionaires and the ultrarich. They do so by offering fractional shares of iconic paintings by artists like Andy Warhol and George Condo. Investors can buy a stake in the art and appreciate the gains when it sells.

High Growth

Outperformed S&P 500 by 363% since 2000

Low Correlation

0.12 correlation to the S&P 500

Equity

Ownership in iconic contemporary art

Mintus Pros & Cons

The Good
  • Mintus lets you buy shares in iconic paintings at an industry-low investment minimum.

  • Current listings from world-class artists, including Andy Warhol and George Condo.

  • Artworks are securely kept in a free-port warehouse and insured for the holding period.

  • Mintus in-house experts, including the former CEO of Sotheby’s, picks artworks based on their investment potential.

The Not-So-Good
  • Mintus is only available to Verified Accredited Investors.

  • Becoming a Mintus investor requires a minimum deposit of $3k.

  • Mintus charges management fees, a 1% exit fee, and a 20% performance fee.

  • Investors can only sell their shares on the ‘Mintus Secondary Market’ periodically.

Mintus Track Record

2+

Paintings Acquired

By Andy Warhol and George Condo

11.9%-12.5%

YoY Growth

From Warhol and Condo paintings, per Live Art

2-7 Year

Holding Period

Mintus has yet to exit an offering

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Art Returns Calculator

Calculate how much you can earn by investing in Art. Results vary based on the investment amount, term, and other conditions.

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Invested

$9,000

Projected Fees

$420.21

Projected return

$3,400.01

Value after fees

$12,400.01

How it Works

Here’s how Mintus lets users invest in iconic contemporary art:

Here’s how Mintus lets users invest in iconic contemporary art:

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Mintus’s team sources and buys contemporary artwork

Mintus’s team of curators and seasoned art experts source high-quality, blue chip artwork from leading art houses and private sellers. Each artwork goes through a process of authentication and appraisal by leading, independent experts.

2

Mintus publishes an offering for investors

Once investors have completed registration, verification and KYC, they can explore the Mintus platform and invest in listed artworks.

3

Investors become shareholders

After choosing an offering, investors transfer their funds to Mintus' custodial account and sign the corresponding subscription documents.

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Mintus holds the painting for 2-7 years

After the listing is filled, Mintus holds the insured artwork for 2-7 years in a secure free-port warehouse. Once Mintus sells the artwork, returns are deposited into investors’ wallets where it can be reinvested or withdrawn to a bank account.

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How You
Make Money

After investing in a Mintus listing, the company will hold the painting in a free-port warehouse for 2-7 years. Investors make money when Mintus sells the artwork for more than its initial purchase price. Mintus will also periodically allow investors to sell their shares on the secondary market in permitted locations.

Primary Sale

Mintus sells the artwork

Secondary Sale

Users can trade shares periodically

How Mintus
Makes Money

The costs associated with each investment are baked into its listing price. This includes:

  • 6% in management costs (1.5% fee for four years)
  • 8% in operational costs (storage, insurance, transportation and logistics)


Mintus also charges a 1% exit fee upon sale of the asset and a 20% performance fee taken from the profits.

1.5%

Fee Per Year

This management fee is included in the listing price.

20%

Future Profits

Mintus is aligned with investor interests to maximize returns.

How You’re Taxed

Art investments are subject to capital gains tax, with the exact rate depending on the taxpayer's country of residence, personal income tax bracket and whether or not the investment is held in a tax-advantaged account.

However, investors are not expected to trigger a taxable event until one of their paintings is sold at a profit.

Investments held for longer than a year benefit from long-term capital gains tax—taxed at a much lower rate than ordinary income.

Federal, state and local taxes also affect the total tax burden associated with the investment. For more clarity, consult with an advisor before making an investment.

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Capital Gains

You can lower your tax rate by holding the artwork for more than 1 year

Meet the Team

The Mintus team has decades of experience in the private art market, and includes the former CEO of Sotheby’s and former Global Chairman of Christie’s, among a slew of other experts. Mintus Founder & CEO Tamer Ozmen was formerly the CEO of Microsoft Turkey, before becoming the company’s managing director of Microsoft Services. In tandem with his role at Mintus, he also serves on the board of two companies in the software business.

Mintus

5.0

(4 Reviews)

Art

User Requirements

All residents
Verified Accredited investors
Over 18 years of age
All residents
Verified Accredited investors
Over 18 years of age

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