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Collecting Art: A Beginner’s Guide

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Art CollectionFor quite some time, there has been a certain stigma that comes from collecting art: it’s pretentious, it’s only for the intellectual elite, and it’s inaccessible. But the current generation is slowly becoming entranced by the possibilities of discovering promising and potentially high-value artists.

Because of this trend, there has been an increase in popularity of art fairs and you can even buy art online. If you’re thinking of starting your own collection, here are some tips you might find helpful.

1. See More Art

The best way to discover new art is by seeking it out, suggests. Visiting art galleries, exhibitions, fairs, and even museums is a great way to familiarize yourself with the art world. Not only will you learn you may even find an artist you like or an affordable piece to start your collection.

2. Ask Questions

Let’s be honest, curators in art galleries can be intimidating. But they are the perfect people to talk to if you want to know more about the items in the gallery. Sometimes the price of an instalment may not be posted and the curator is the one to ask. Gallery owners and curators can even help arrange a studio visit if you’re really into an artist.

3. Research Online

If you are just starting out, it is recommended that you do your own research. Educate yourself about the artist and don’t just buy something because of the hype. On the other hand, if you really like a certain artist, visit their social media accounts to get updates about upcoming show, exhibitions and new pieces.

4. Display Your Art

Once you’ve acquired an art piece, display it proudly. You didn’t go through all that research and various visits to art galleries for your acquisition to just gather dust in the basement. Before buying an art piece, consider its size and where you want to place it in your home.

Starting an art collection is quite a satisfying, if not tricky, hobby. But by following these tips you may just have fewer things to worry about.

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