|Since IAO's establishment in 1998, it has dealt
in Impressionist and Ecole de Paris paintings and has worked
for the distribution of paintings in and out of Japan. We pride
in our efforts to increase the accessibility of artworks.
It has the greatest importance that each and every artwork for
investment purposes is unique in that they communicate the human
cultural heritage. They bring not only wealth, but also joy
and that is why the art market has the solid support of art
As the recent success of the New York and London auctions show,
the world’s richest people are seeking to invest in artworks.
The reason why they, who have the fullest understanding of investing
choose to take note in artwork is because it has the human touch
and quality that reflects the spirit of the age the artist lived
in that can not be seen in any other product.
As the market becomes activated, there is an increasing presence
of contemporary artists. The market is showing globalization
as we see more Asian artists including Japanese artists and
African artists in addition to European and American artists.
We will in time see the next Picassos and Van Gogh and Gauguin
among these new generations.
IAO has made new resolutions in nurturing and promoting these
artists. We have keen expectations of further development in
the art market. We would like to contribute in our way to the
benefit of artists and clients and would appreciate your kind
support in our endeavors.