The new form of financing was intended to make it easier for private art lovers to purchase high-quality art and to offer companies the opportunity to equip their reception areas and offices with changing, representative pieces of art and benefit from tax deductions on the leasing instalments. The idea was quickly well received and shortly after Art Leasing & Invest AG was founded, the first leasing contracts were concluded.

Since then, our ART LEASING has enjoyed increasing acceptance among private and institutional clients as well as renowned galleries who wish to sell works of art in the form of a lease. On the basis of the acquired know-how, Art Leasing & Invest AG has developed further innovative solutions for the financing, analysis and the professional management of their pieces of art.

PORTRAIT

Pioneer with networked competencies

Art Leasing & Invest AG has not only gained an excellent national and international reputation as a pioneer in the field of art leasing. Since its foundation in 2005, our company has always had its finger on the pulse of the art markets and is constantly breaking new ground with the realization of innovative digital solutions and extraordinary art projects.

In the areas of FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS, ASSET PROTECTION and PROJECT SOLUTIONS, we serve a broadly diversified clientele ranging from young art lovers to established art collectors, from medical practices to international companies or institutional partners. Based on the networking of art, finance, legal and logistics expertise, we offer modular solutions for professional financing, independent analysis and value-stable management of high-quality art.

Our neutral consulting services cover all aspects of successful engagement in the art world and thus support a sustainable art experience.

MISSION

Access to art and independent art expertise

Art Leasing & Invest AG provides access to high-quality art and promotes a sustainable art experience. With innovative projects, sound solutions and neutral consulting services, we are committed to the financing, value preservation and accessibility of works of art. We offer both existing collectors and a new generation of art lovers the security and independent art expertise they need to transform their interest to art into a lasting art experience.

HISTORY

Milestones of sustainable growth

  • 2019

    ART RATING study in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Thomas Berndt of the University of St. Gallen (HSG)

  • 2019

    Successive restructuring and raise of capital

    2019

  • 2018

    Market launch AUCTION LEASING in cooperation with Koller Auctions; expansion; Offer by ART RATING for security when buying art

  • 2017

    Competitive presentation of art concept for Abu Dhabi Airport; Award of curatorial project and implementation concept

    2017

  • 2016

    Bank Linth LLB AG new refinancing partner for art leasing

  • 2014

    Introduction of ART ANALYSIS & REPORTING for family offices, asset managers and Art Collections

    2014

  • 2011

    Market launch of MY ART MANAGER for digital management and evaluation of Art and other collectibles

  • 2006 - 2010

    Art Lounge at the Kunst Zürich in collaboration with Zürcher Kantonalbank

    2006 - 2010

  • 2006

    Partnership with Helvetia for insurance art leasing transactions

  • 2006

    First provider of professional ART LEASING

    2006

  • 2005

    Foundation and capitalization of Art Leasing & Invest AG; tax ruling with the canton of Zurich for the deductibility of art leasing rates for companies

TEAM

Get to know the Art Leasing & Investment team

Bruno Y. Thalmann, lic. oec. publ.

Bruno Y. Thalmann, lic. oec. publ.

CEO / Chairman of the Board
Carina Andres Thalmann, RA, lic. iur.

Carina Andres Thalmann, RA, lic. iur.

art & legal advice, Board Member
Bernhard P. Blum

Bernhard P. Blum

Board Member

Thomas Hauser, Dr. iur.

Thomas Hauser, Dr. iur.

Communications, Board Member
Romana Hauser-Bonelli, lic. iur.

Romana Hauser-Bonelli, lic. iur.

Communications, Board Member
Thomas Rietsch

Thomas Rietsch

Board member; Digitalisation strategy, social media & IT platform

Isabella Bendel

Isabella Bendel

Consulting & Concepts
August Keller

August Keller

Architect, Project manager, Architecture & Installations

Ola Irvin

Ola Irvin

Key Account Manager Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Kurt Blum

Kurt Blum

Key Account Manager Dubai & Abu Dhabi
Jacqueline Hurrell

Jacqueline Hurrell

Curator, Consulting & Concepts
Lisa Robertson

Lisa Robertson

Graphic Design & Digitization

CAREER

Wanted: Committed personalities with art expertise

Art Leasing & Invest AG operates at the pulse of the art market. Our company’s range of services includes professional services and innovative solutions for the financing, analysis and management of high-quality art and the realization of extraordinary art projects. As an expanding company, we are constantly looking for experienced employees in the areas of art analysis, art management, marketing and communication to complement our team. We also offer interns the opportunity to get to know different aspects of the art market.

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