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START AN AFFORDABLE ART COLLECTION
Starting an art collection should be fun, and it doesn't need to burn a hole in your pocket. be daunting. Here are some tips for beginners to start and grow the collection in a sustainable way.
Set Aside Budget
Start small and grow your collection with confidence in curating your pieces. and understanding of art. A budget can be between $500 and $1,000, depending on your income. You can also plan a monthly budget if you intend to purchase artworks more consistently. Many think that in order to collect art, they have to spend a lot of money. It is not true, although art by estate or famous artists do cost a bomb. There are works from emerging artists and designers that offer pieces under $100, $200.
Where to look for art? Check out popular platforms such as Instagram, Etsy or Facebook where there is a vast selection of reasonably-priced works by emerging artists. Follow the artists and check out their works & prices on their websites or profile pages. By following a post on Instagram, you can find out all about the art you are interested in, contacting the artist via direct message, and paying for the acquisition via PayPal or other low-cost payment apps. Another way to find inspiration and register an account on ArtDex, a free art-centric platform that lets collectors to organise, and share their art pieces with other art enthusiasts.
Art That Speaks To You
Before you start collecting, determine the goals for purchasing art. Are you buying art to express your taste, or investing in art with the potential of growth over time? If it's the latter, an experienced art advisor will be able to guide you. If it's the former, expose yourself to as many genres of art, from prints, paintings, sculptures, collage and more. Besides going online, visit galleries, museums and art fairs to get a sense of things. Do not be afraid to ask questions about the art and artist.
To care for your art, position them away from sunlight or moisture. If you are investing in an expensive fine art piece, make sure you have an authentication certificate signed by the artist or/and gallery.