Investing Apps: Stash

In today’s uncertain economic environment, with negative real bond yields and sky-high stock valuations, many investors are thinking about one thing… diversification 

You may have never considered art investing, but did you know that in its most recent ultra-high-net-worth survey, Art Basel & UBS stated that 69% of participants reported an allocation of over 10% to art and collectibles in their portfolios and the average was 23%!

*This is not an indication of Masterworks’ overall performance and past performance is not indicative of future results.



Masterworks is the first platform making it possible to invest in multimillion-dollar works from artists like Banksy, Kaws, Basquiat, and many more. Investors of all types who seek to improve their portfolio performance use our proprietary data. Contemporary art prices have appreciated by 14.1% annually on average from 1995-2021 1H. 


Stash is an investment platform offering individual stock and fund trading. With one of its plans, users have the option to open a brokerage account and a bank account. The platform is built for long-term investing so users can only trade during the four trading windows each day.  Users that opt to open a bank account receive a “Stock-Back” card, which rewards users with fractional shares with eligible purchases. The company also offers automated investing tools and personalized investment advice. 

Masterworks vs. Stash at a glance




Stocks, Funds

Investments in blue-chip contemporary art

Can invest with an IRA

Democratizing investment access

*as of Apr 5, 2022

What makes Masterworks
the best Stash alternative?

Masterworks expects to purchase more than $1 billion in art in 2022, making it the largest buyer in the art market today. Masterworks only invests in contemporary blue-chip art, democratizing access to fine art ownership and building a high-yield portfolio.


Securitized Paintings


Total Offerings


Net Annualized Track Record
Calculation Methodology

Why invest in art?

Price Appreciation

Based on Masterworks research, contemporary art prices have increased 13.6% on an annualized basis from 1995-2021 1H

Potential Inflation Hedge

During periods from 1985-2020 when inflation was equal to or higher than 3.0%, contemporary art prices had an average real price appreciation of 23.2%.

Low Correlation

Citi Private Bank calculated a correlation coefficient of 0.19 between contemporary Art and the S&P 500 from 1985-2020

Expert Data

We’ve compiled what we believe to be the most complete price database of paintings that have been purchased and resold throughout history.

What people are saying?

“It's a brilliant business model that is tearing down the barriers to entry into the art market.”

"There are more than 9,000 firms that help investors allocate to venture and private equity, but none other than Masterworks that facilitates fractional investment in art."

Masterworks’ track record has earned it over 350,000 members and over $500 million in assets under management as of March, and it’s just getting started.

How it works

Our research team
chooses artists

We determine which artist markets have the most momentum

Masterworks purchases the painting

We acquire the best examples available, at attractive prices

The painting
is securitized

We file an offering circular with the SEC allowing anyone to invest

We hold the painting
for 3–7 years

You receive your pro rata proceeds if and when the painting sells

Join 350K+ people accessing an exclusive asset class

Invest in works by Banksy, Picasso, Kaws, and more. Join an exclusive community of art investors.


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Invest in blue-chip art with as little as $20
*We cannot assure you that the Secondary Market will provide enough liquidity, a reliable or effective means of monetizing your investment or valuing your shares.