Zeus acted as sole bookrunner for the successful initial offering of the artwork ‘Three Studies for a Portrait of George Dyer, 1963’ by Francis Bacon on ARTEX, a multilateral trading facility for art investments.

This initial offer and admission to trading on ARTEX is an historic event for investment in art and its interaction with the financial market.

ARTEX operates a secure and liquid exchange, solely for works of art, regulated and supervised by the Financial Markets Authority of Liechtenstein within the European MiFID II legislative framework.

Providing easy access to the traditionally exclusive fine art market, ARTEX aims to democratise investing in artworks from the world’s greatest masters, spanning a period from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.  ARTEX-listed masterpieces will be on public display, in museums and exhibitions around the world.  ARTEX was co-founded in 2020 by art enthusiasts and financial markets experts H.S.H. Prince Wenceslas of Liechtenstein and Yassir Benjelloun-Touimi.

Stuart Andrews

Co-CEO of Zeus

“This is a novel transaction and Zeus was pleased to support the ARTEX team. This is a fantastic initiative which opens up new opportunities in the art world.”

Ben Robertson

Head of Equity Capital Markets at Zeus

“This is a huge milestone for ARTEX and it has been a pleasure to support the team throughout this process. This transaction is just the start of their journey, and the interest shown by investors is a vote of confidence in the concept.”

Zeus team

Stuart Andrews, Ben Robertson, Dan Bate, Niall Campbell and Alexandra Campbell-Harris.


If you would like further information, please get in touch with our team.

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