Make The Most of Your Honeyfund

January 20, 2022

Long gone are the days of registering for full sets of china, silk sheets, and crystal glassware, but the truth is if you don’t give your loved ones some guidance with a registry, you may end up with a lot of things you neither want nor need.

In the past, asking for money instead of gifts for your wedding was seen as taboo, but that couldn’t be farther from the case now. In fact, cash funds and Honeyfund donations are some of the most popular registry additions.

But you can use your Honeyfund pot for something that lasts longer than your  honeymoon—building and investment porfolio of fine art.

How Art Fits Into Your Honeyfund

So here’s what some modern couples are doing with their Honeyfunds: investing in blue-chip artwork with Masterworks.

Why? Because investing outside of the stock market and building a diversified portfolio can help you to prepare for your financial future long after your wedding is over. We aren’t talking about going out and buying a Picasso (although that’d be nice), we’re talking about investing in contemporary paintings by iconic artists like Monet, Warhol, and Basquiat with Masterworks.

Why Blue-Chip Art

Here at Masterworks, we believe fine art is the investment asset of the future and should be accessible to everyone. Artwork has long been popular with the ultra rich—like Oprah Winfrey and Leonardo DiCaprio—as a store of wealth that can show price appreciation over time. Not to mention, blue-chip art prices have outpaced the S&P 500 from 1995-2020.

For those without a-list credentials or wealth, another  option to invest in art is to buy shares representing an investment in blue-chip art. That’s exactly what Masterworks allows you to do.

Masterworks is on a mission to make blue-chip art accessible for everyone. Think of us as your expert partner in the art world. We conduct research with CitiBank and Bank of America to identify works of art with attractive  potential for price appreciation, though that is not guaranteed. Then we handle the nitty gritty of the auction process for you. Our expert research team understands all the trends, and key players in the art market—so you can bypass some of the hardest parts of art collecting.

After we purchase a piece and file it as an offering with the SEC, you can purchase shares using your Honeyfund. Then, we sell the art a couple years later (on average), at which point you receive your distribution, after fees, based on the work’s sale price at auction and your percentage share.

Start Investing in Art for The Long Term

Ready to build a future that involves investing in blue-chip works of art?

If so, we’d love to invite you and your partner into the exciting world of blue-chip art investing. Completing your membership application is simple. Join a growing community of more than 300,000 art investors today.

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Masterworks is a fintech company democratizing the art market. Our investors are able to fractionally invest in $1mn+ works of art by some of the world's most famous and sought-after artists.