What does it take to become an art collector? We think that it is something reserved for large fortunes, but may form a collection without having to spend large amounts of money. And also by the way, that is what it is.
A bulging wallet does not make the collector, just the art buyer. What characterizes a good collector is not their spending ability, but his commitment to art.
Vintage-Artist-CollectionsAnd for that he does lack passion. Compose a collection is an all a life adventure, which can share or undertake alone, and that as little guarantees a continuous learning. A trip full of new sensations and infatuations that can be very rewarding as a personal project.
Collecting art is also a profitable and safe investment in this context of economic uncertainty, with great potential for appreciation.
If you are determined, we give you seven keys to start your collection:
1. Invest in your training: read about art, stay informed about the latest news, go to exhibitions... If you've raised you to form a collection surely you are already a day of what it happening in the art world, but go ahead. And not only on the market. Learn about techniques, genres, formats... It educates your look. That already enrich you.
2. Guided by your own taste: is essential. You think you're going to live with that long piece - perhaps all your life--so if you like, because you have successful. The taste is something that trained: inquires beyond trends, see what you like and what not.
Guide you through your own taste.
3. Go bit by bit: start with small works - to plus size, usually more price - or with graphic work is less risky, as the investment is more modest, and allows you to experience to strengthen your tastes.
4. Do not buy on impulse: vale that buying art is a matter of feelings and emotions. Be reflected in some way in the work. But don't get carried away by the love at first sight. Reflect and learn. Check out the price to make it right. Has it been exposed gives more value to the piece. On the internet you have tons of information about the artist and his contribution. And remember that high price does not always mean better work.
5. Meet the artist: evaluate your resume and career, exhibitions, prizes, if other collectors have expressed interest are by it... but also his speech, if you are able to establish an emotional relationship with their proposal. Bet on a non-dedicated artist can be very satisfying. Supporting artistic creation in its time brings that plus of commitment that characterizes good collectors.
6. Love at second sight: once you have chosen to buy a work, think of practical issues: if it will fit in your environment. It is not thinking about decorating your House, but in how you see it, if you will be reflection of you, your history, your time... so always look it you again to fall in love.
7. And above all, enjoy: collecting is not only investing in art, also is investing in you, in your personal development. If you connect with a work it is very difficult to mistake. The biggest mistake you can make is to buy something that you do not love.