Artemus offers innovative art financing, through leasing, allowing individuals to unlock the value of their art collections. We provide long term financing at competitive rates without the requirement of third party sale during or after the finance period.

Artemus provides art leasing to real estate developers, corporations and hospitality groups by offering them a financially advantageous solution to make significant works of art an integral part of their image, environment, and culture.




Artemus offers the most innovative financing solution for art collections through a sale-leaseback.

A sale-leaseback is a financial transaction in which a client (the lessee) owning a collection of art sells all or a portion of it to Artemus (the lessor), which subsequently leases the art back to the client at a yearly rate.

Our clients are art collectors, art dealers and galleries.


Single digit financing rates
High leverage to value (up to 80%)
Up to 10 years
Client retains possession
No requirement for third party sale



9 to 40% per year
Maximum 50% financing to value
6 months to 1 year
Lender keeps the art
Loan to own or sell



Artemus allows businesses to make significant works of art an integral part of their branding and  working environment in a financially advantageous way.

Our clients are real estate developers, corporations, hospitality groups and investors who share our belief in the unique ability of art to create iconic spaces and to enhance the environments in which we work and live.

  • LEASING ART                              

Top quality art for a fraction of the price
Conserves capital
Lease may qualify as a tax deductible expense
Benefits from the market fluctuations


Cost compromises quality
Large capital expenditure
Art is a non-depreciable asset
A risky bet on a changing market


How does it work?


  • Artemus will first review and value the artworks in your collection.
  • Artemus will issue a term sheet.
  • Artemus will then purchase the collection and lease it back to you.
  • In most cases, you will keep possession of the art.
  • At any time during the lease, you can buy back the collection.


  • You choose the art you like. Artemus can always assist you with the curating.
  • Once vetted by us, Artemus buys the collection and leases it to you.
  • You enjoy the art in your premises.
  • At any time during the lease you can buy the collection.

Leases are available for 5 to 10 years.


Q: What type of art do you deal with?

A: We work with all segments of the art market from Old Masters to Contemporary Art. Liquidity is a criteria.

Q: What artwork is available?

A: Artemus buys artworks lessees want to lease or artworks they own.

Q: What are the leasing rates?

A: The leasing rates usually vary from 8 to 10%. The rates are derived from the collection’s fair market value, its liquidity and the creditworthiness of the lessee.

Q: How long is an art leasing transaction?

A: Usually 5 to 10 years. However, the client may terminate it at any time through the buyout option.

Q: Who keeps the art?

A: The client retains possession of the collection.

Q: Who pays for insurance and installation?

A: Insurance and installation are arranged by us, making leasing art a hands-free deal for the client. The cost will be added to his monthly lease payment.

Q: Who are your clients?

A: Our clients are private collectors, art dealers, art investors, corporations, hospitality groups and real estate developers.

Q: Where do you operate?

A: We are located in New York City but we offer our services globally.


Artemus was formed in 2014 by The Durst Organization, David Storper and Asher Edelman. With over 85 years of combined experience in fine art, finance, and real estate, Artemus is uniquely suited to fulfill its premise and its promise.


The Durst Organization is one of the oldest and most prominent family-run commercial and residential real estate companies in New York City. It is the co-developer of One World Trade Center.

David Storper is the co-founder of Armory Merchant Holdings and has over 20 years in the distressed investment field. He was previously a founding member of WL Ross & Co LLC.

Asher Edelman is an internationally recognized financier and art collector with over 50 years of experience in corporate takeovers and acquisition and sale of fine art.


Asher Edelman, Managing Member

Cedric Autet, Chief Operating Officer

Adelaide Roset, Vice President

Alexander Hamilton, Executive International Sales Director

Leigh Mozes, Operations


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Cedric Autet, Chief Operating Officer
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Adelaide Roset, Vice President
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Alexander Hamilton, Executive International Sales Director
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Leigh Mozes, Operations
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