About John Joseph Dowling
WHY INVESTING IN DOWLING’S CONTEMPORARY ART IS ONE OF TODAY’S BEST INVESTMENTS
There are many avenues that one can take to optimize their investments, and in recent years, art collection has been recognized as a solid strategy. Art is transformative. Not only does it change the way we think and feel, but it can also bring big financial rewards. With a $1.7 trillion global marketplace, art is a profitable investment that consistently outperforms other asset classes. Art has several intrinsic advantages, including low maintenance costs and portability, low volatility, hedging possibilities, and the ability to increase in value. Furthermore, the unique interplay between art’s cultural and financial value results in high investment returns which remain stable, and can even be fueled by wider financial turmoil or turbulence in traditional financial markets.
Perhaps most significant is that art, in general, historically outperforms the stock market during economic downturns and more than holds its own in all market conditions. In the period of 2000 – 2021 the top 100 artists’ return was 405% as compared to the FTSE 100 which was 119%, and the S & P 500 which was 220%. Contemporary art appreciated by 610% during that period. Even during the pandemic, art showed a profit of 6.7% from 2020 to 2021. Also interesting to note is that contemporary art represented nearly half the sales in the art market during this period. The point is, even if you are purchasing contemporary art as a collector, for your personal enrichment, you also will be adding an important asset to your financial portfolio. While original paintings fetch the highest prices, a rare or specialty print or NFT like Dowling’s may still be worth millions
Anyone investing in art should know that there are two markets, the primary market, and the secondary market. The primary market is specific to the first sale of a work of art. It could be sold online, through a gallery, or directly by the artist to the purchaser. The secondary market is what happens to a piece of art that has entered the primary market and then is resold by a dealer or possibly at auction. In this case, the value of the piece is determined by the condition it is in and the significance of the work. In the primary market the pricing is determined by the artist’s sales history, the scale of the piece of art, and of course how well known the artist is. All of this comes into play for the secondary market as well.
The largest returns are often garnered by investing in emerging artists due to the generally lower initial capital that is required. But the appreciation can be staggering. One such example was the landmark sale of Beeple’s NFT: The First 5,000 days which sold at auction for $69.3 million. He sold his first piece of physical art for $28.9 million at auction. Beeple, explained on national television that he would sell his work for and average of $100 at most before he was discovered and started to offer NFTs (non-fungible tokens) his works now sell for as much as thousands of times as much as the original purchase price just a few years ago.
Such an opportunity exists today with another emerging artist, John Joseph Dowling, Jr. His “Miracle In The Making” fine art collection consists of 218 individual works in editions of 100. Today, collectors are retaining Dowling to create and curate leased pieces to form galleries in their homes and offices that are permanent or can change seasonally. The price on Dowling’s 100 piece 17” by 22” editions rose from a few thousand dollars just a year and a half ago to over $29,950 with larger 1 of 1 editions selling for over $150,000. Each piece in Dowling’s collection has a master 44” by 60” mixed media metallic canvas print as well as a 1 of 1 NFT that is valued at between $150,000 and $349,000 with re-distribution rights (the right to sell the 99 other editions for the $7950 with only a 10% royalty due to the author.
Dowling’s odyssey began in the ’80s in the traditional darkroom experimenting with multiple exposure photography and hand-colored black and white prints. Once diagnosed with an incurable genetic mutation and forced to walking marathons to grow arteries because his organic arteries were being destroyed, his downtime was put to good use while recovering from this devastating illness. Utilizing his laptop, Dowling spent his time scanning and painting his photographs as a form of art therapy. Dowling is known as a master photographer and has created a tremendous amount of professional portraits including sittings with countless celebrities, models, politicians, as well as “walking portrait” sessions featuring wildlife, nature, as well as once in a century photojournalistic events, and life in general. Later Dowling would superimpose numerous digital paintings, taking the most attractive and interesting portions, to create exquisite works of art.
What makes Dowling’s work so unique is his use of digitally painted abstract layers that cause each viewer to have different perceptions of what they are observing. It is a unique technique that leads viewers to have false affirmations of what they see, as well as challenges to the conscious mind to see what actually exists. The term for this psychological effect is scotomisation. These shapes, patterns, and illusions often lead to the viewer working to find objects in his pieces and to moments when the individual has a “eureka moment” or epiphany.
Dowling’s “Miracle In The Making” Fine Art Collection is the first of his fine art to be released since the 80s. While he continues to create individual works for new collections, he is now receiving bids to purchase the entire “A Miracle In The Making Collection, which includes reproduction rights, while Dowling retains authorship rights.
Collectors and investors will often get the chance to become personally involved with Dowling when buying in the primary market, for example, through personal visits or exhibition previews. Generally, secondary market investors experience little contact with the artist. Prices in the secondary market often appreciate less than in the primary market because the cost to acquire pieces in the secondary market are typically much higher. However, buyers in the primary market strive to buy low will aim to realize a significant return on their original investment by achieving the highest possible appreciation. This approach also benefits the career development of the artists in the primary markets.
Over the last two decades, the art market has grown exponentially and art has proven to be a resilient investment asset. A growing number of collectors and investors have entered the art market from a range of industries and emerging economies. Rising prices, the global profile and prestige of art, an increasingly compelling online experience and more transparent pricing continues to attract new buyers.
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ALL OF THE ABOVE IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE PRINTED AND FRAMED ON CANVAS, ALUMINUM, AND ACRYLIC
A MIRACLE IN THE MAKING DIGITAL FINE ART COMPOSITIONS
PRODUCT DETAILS– These 30’X40” prints deliver a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality canvas paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, Dowling’s prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints.
Utilizing techniques first learned in the traditional darkrooms combined with the most modern software tools to create thought provoking abstract “Illusionistic” multiple exposure AI assisted 3D mirages of color.It’s taken a lifetime to learn how to create abstract and traditional fine art photographs. It’s very spiritual. I think people feel more love for themselves when they see themselves embodied in a unique and amazing piece of art (no matter what the medium). But for me, the illusionistic and abstract nature of them fulfill my need and obsession to create.
For collectors and investors each of the below images are available as a single 1 of 100 edition for $4950 with an NFT issued from the NFT marketplace of your choice or they can be purchased with all rights (with the exception of authorship) for $149,500 with an NFT issued from your preferred NFT marketplace. For Traditional photographs seen above or throughout this site each print is $950 with the editions always 1 of 100 before the negative is retired. For information please email John@JohnJosephDowlingJr.com and while you can preview many of my works of art here, you can purchase many of my NFT’s on Mintable. Click Here to View Dowling‘ NFT store on Mark Cuban ‘s (Sharktank billionaire) NFT Marketplace Mintable.app