Helpful Tips For An Amateur Art Collector

You do not have to be a millionaire to be able to build an art collection. There are many aspiring artists who produce remarkable pieces of art that may eventually be worth a fortune after a few decades. It is not uncommon for struggling artists to gain a good reputation for their remarkable creations. Meanwhile, here are some tips to set you on the right path.

  1. Art must be enjoyed and appreciated. While masterpieces are usually purchased to diversify an investment, art is different from stocks that you can easily buy and sell. Usually, a piece of art appreciates in value after several decades have passed.
  2. The objective in buying art is not to impress your friends of your elegant tastes; you will live with what you bought for years.
  3. Do your homework and search for information regarding the pieces of art that have gained your attention. Visit art galleries and study auctions to have an idea on how much people are paying for some remarkable paintings.
  4. Some art galleries display the work of aspiring artists. There are instances when you get the chance to meet the artists personally. Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with the artists to understand the emotions involved in creating their paintings.
  5. Joining auctions can be very exciting particularly if two or more persons are bidding millions to get hold of the same painting. However, auctions push up the prizes to crazy levels that it would be difficult to generate high returns on investment during a resale.
  6. If you plan is to display the art collection, make sure there is available space where the painting will not be subjected to UV rays, dust and heat. Even a small scratch can affect the value of your painting.
  7. Don’t buy too much. Choose only the paintings you love and appreciate. The happiness it provides will be the returns on your investment.

At Parniani’s Fine Art, you have a wide range of choice from 19th century and early 20th century paintings, etchings, sculptures, watercolors and oil paintings. There are landscapes you can hang on your walls so that you will have a piece of nature in your living room.

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