Arte porto seguro em tempos de crise

This is the question Fora de Série magazine asked several art experts, including Guilherme Abreu Loureiro, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles; the full article can be read in the May edition of the famous supplement of the Diário Económico newspaper, released on the 11th.

Beyond the emotional aspect linked to the collector’s spirit, the financial component of acquisitions was one of the points raised by Abreu Loureiro, for whom “in times of crisis it can be interesting to invest in art, taking into account not only that these are long-term investments but also the price.” Regarding his activity as an art advisor or art detective, the partner at LMT highlighted the importance of trying to achieve a balance in the negotiation, allowing the seller and the buyer to be satisfied with the transaction, as well as the relevance of other policy rules, such as a clear definition of what is sought and in which markets. Another key factor is to obtain prior information on that one is going to buy.

The know-how about a particular type of art or on a piece and, more importantly, the knowledge of the movement of the markets and the evolution of each work are some of the advantages in using experts when it comes to buying or selling art. An equidistant and honest attitude is essential. As noted by Guilherme Abreu Loureiro, the em>art advisor cannot defend one party; his work must be transparent and professional. Yet – he warned - the last word, the final decision always rests with the collector, "it is a private moment."

LMT estabelece parceria com a Cabral Moncada Leiloes

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles and Cabral Moncada Leilões, art auctioneers, recently signed a partnership agreement through which the history and heritage consulting company will support, within its field of competence, the renowned auction house.

LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles will thus, whenever Cabral Moncada Leilões considers it necessary or appropriate, obtain or deepen the historical, genealogical, heraldic or other identities of an art piece to be sold at auction.

For Guilherme Abreu Loureiro, a partner at LMT Abreu Loureiro, Correia de Matos & Galvão Teles, “this important partnership reflects the understanding that a certain old object becomes richer and more interesting for those who acquire it if one has a better knowledge of it, be it of the piece itself or of its author and previous owners”.