Many of those who buy and collect art have been doing so for a while. At the same time, some of us embark on our art collection and investment endeavors later in life. This is so because for one, art can sometimes be expensive! Collecting art also requires time and attention, something a lot of people today might not have to spare.
The Forbes magazine recently published a detailed article on investing in art as a business in a sense. As an online gallery, we don’t just deal with serious business minded investors but with enthusiastic personal collectors as well.
How to Go About Buying and Collecting Art
We’ve put together a few tips and pointers on buying, collecting and investing in art. We’ve made things as simple as possible for those of you new to the interest in order to help you navigate the art market when you do!
Browse to Your Heart’s Content
When it comes to collecting art it makes sense to start by browsing or looking around at available artwork for sale or purchase. Don’t limit yourself. Check out galleries, attend shows, check out online galleries and make it a point not to limit yourself. Take your time soaking in your options before investing.
Connect With Artists
Connecting with artists is another part of art collecting. You want to know where the work you’re interested in came from. Don’t just browse through the work. See if the artist responsible is on location. Stick around, have a chat and connect with them regarding future work if their style is something you fancy. This will also help you create a base of artists whom you can purchase work from again in the future.
Don’t Ignore the Amateurs
Every great artist started somewhere. In many cases, funny enough, some of your most talented artists actually died in poverty only to have the very paintings people did not care about resold for millions today. The lesson: you never know which work will pick up in value. For this reason it is extremely important to connect with (and encourage) less known or established artists. This will also help you hone your skills of discernment as an art collector as you will be able to see potential in the work of less established artists the more you do.
It’s about Preference
At the end of the day, whether you spend on abstract modern art, a sculpture or something else boils down to your personal preference. The points above will help you streamline the process and set you on the right path. If you’re already itching to see what’s out there, start with our collection. Happy art hunting folks!