Contemply was born from the desire of a group of Italian art advisors to value art as a safe haven-asset in an era of confusion in the economic and financial markets. 97% of the contemporary art market is in the hands of international markets, while in Italy, home of world art, remains a paltry 3%. The Contemply project starts from this market vacuum. The company uses multiple channels to promote its artists, making full use of the potential of digital, marketing and communications. Contemply actively collaborates with various international galleries, including the famous Agorà Gallery in New York and Nancy's Gallery in Shanghai; it participates in important trade shows such as Art Expo New York, Shangai Art Fair, Red Dot Miami and many others. Contemply boasts collaborations also with Silverstein Properties in New York, Indra Public relations, LCC New York. Organizes events and prestigious exhibitions, such as Pompeii and the mysteries of eternal beauty, a six-month solo exhibition of the artist Nello Petrucci at The House of the cryptoporticus, Archaeological Park of Pompeii; site-specific projects in places of public interest, active collaborations with art critics, auction and sell on the market. All operations that aim to change the path of the artist in a very successful career, with an eye always focused on the benefit of the investor. This strong presence in the art world translates into a great advantage for the artist and for the investor, the development and visibility to the first and the real return to the second.
The art market has reached such a maturity as to present itself as a true alternative
investment. In twenty years, the worldwide turnover of the art market has experienced a growth of 456% passing from 34 to 59 countries that are actors in the art market. From 2000 to 2014 more museums were built than in the previous two centuries, museums that are increasingly having an entrepreneurial vocation. In the last 50 years the investment in art has given average annual
returns of 10.5% (see Art Capital Partners - Private Banking and Asset Management Forum, Milan) and groups like Microsoft, Deutsche Bank or J.P.Morgan are among the largest investors in contemporary artworks in the world.