Capital Art, Inc. is a public company that was established to acquire, edition and manage some of the most valuable iconic photographic images and to internationally market limited editions and reproductions created from the original negatives.
We are a leading global photography marketing and distribution company, to establish worldwide wholesale and retail outlets as well as representations to sell our product lines, including:
- Interior decorators
- Gift Stores
- Internet Sites
- Auction Houses
Capital Art sells and distributes classic and contemporary, limited edition photographic images and reproductions, with a focus on iconic celebrity images. The company already owns and/or manages an amazing array of valuable photography including the works of the late Frank Worth, who was the “confidant to the stars” during the Golden Era of Hollywood and classic images by Richard E. Aaron, Terry O’Neill, Bert Stern, Gered Mankowitz and Bob Willoughby.
Capital Art pursues a flexible investment and financial strategy maximizing shareholder value and returns. The company will continue to acquire superior photographic catalogs/images and grow revenue via the development of international marketing programs for its limited editions.
Highly competitive pricing of high quality reproductions also permits the company to sell higher volume open editions through major retailers and internet sites such as www.gilt.com.
Investment in iconic photographic images is increasingly becoming an important component for a growing number of art collectors and investors. As photography is becoming an asset class in its own right, and with a rapidly growing middle class, the demand for iconic images will continue to increase with little new material coming to the market.
The Frank Worth Collection for example is composed of analog negatives, which also have an increasing intrinsic collector’s value themselves, as digital reproduction has virtually replaced the use of original negatives.
Christie’s of London, a leading art auction house, heralded the Frank Worth Collection as “the most extra-ordinary discovery of its kind in the last 50 years”.
Through our long-term relationships we have the ability to acquire rare, signed, limited edition photographs (preferably the entire edition) directly from photographers at substantial discounts to current open market prices.
Most famous photographers have a small number of iconic shots that are present in both museums and major private collections and that are often sold though major auction houses at premium prices.
These photographers include the likes of Bert Stern, Terry O’Neill, Bob Willoughby and Gered Mankowitz.
We believe that by controlling the entire edition, we can sell these photos at premium prices through auction houses, galleries and interior decorators worldwide.
In addition to these rare limited editions, we also produce and market Open Edition Prints of iconic photos by Richard E. Aaron, Frank Worth and other photographers at high margins. These prints are sold through galleries, gift shops and on-line site like www.OneKingsLane.com
The company maintains a flagship gallery/show-room in Los Angeles. Other business ventures that are planned include:
- Wholesale of prints, post cards, calendars, etc.
- iPhone applications
- Photography Contest “My Best Shot”
- Michael Jackson Museum Show
- Touring Exhibitions
- Gallery Shows
- Internet Sales
Capital Art aims to become the leading force in the international management/distribution of iconic photographic art. At the same time we open up the international market place for photographers who mostly have been selling their work through a small number of independent galleries.
Capital Art offers a cost effective global distribution solution for leading photographers to reach new markets and an international customer base.
The Company will create new sale channels, introduce innovative Internet marketing programs, expand its product lines and also acquire new collections in the coming years. We also envision international joint ventures and strategic partnerships to establish key international distribution centers.