Art collecting can be a fun and rewarding hobby, but it can also be a bit daunting if you're not sure where to start.
Here are a few sneak preview tips from my new book to help you get started on your journey to becoming an art collector:
- Do your research.
Before you start buying art, it's important to do your research and learn as much as you can about the art world. Read books and articles about art history, visit museums and galleries, and talk to other art collectors. The more you know, the better equipped you'll be to make informed decisions about your collection.
- Develop your own taste.
Don't just buy art because someone else tells you it's good. Develop your own taste by looking at as much art as you can and seeing what speaks to you. There's no right or wrong answer when it comes to art, so don't be afraid to experiment and find what you like.
- Start small.
When you're first starting out, it's a good idea to start small and build your collection gradually. This will help you learn more about the art market and avoid making any costly mistakes.
- Buy what you can afford.
It's important to remember that art collecting is an investment, so you should only buy art that you can afford to lose. Don't overextend yourself financially just to buy a piece of art that you think will appreciate in value.
- Diversify your collection.
It's a good idea to diversify your collection by buying art from a variety of artists and genres. This will help you protect your investment and make sure that your collection is always interesting and engaging.
- Take care of your art.
Once you've acquired some art, it's important to take care of it properly. This means storing it in a safe place, protecting it from light and humidity, and cleaning it regularly.
- Enjoy your collection!
Art collecting should be fun, so make sure to enjoy your collection. Display your art in your home, take it out to show it to friends and family, and just appreciate the beauty of the art that you've acquired.
Following these tips will help you get started on your journey to becoming an art collector. Just remember to have fun and enjoy the process!