Guide to Art Collection

simplyoj By simplyoj, 21st Feb 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Art collection is defined as works of art accumulated by an individual or institution. It is a form of a hobby for personal pleasure or a part of an art business for profit, but every art piece is an investment that an art collector should be critical in choosing and buying.

Guide to Art Collection

Art collection started back in earlier civilizations from Egypt, Babylonia, China, and India were precious objects were stored in temples, tombs, sanctuaries, and palaces. Later on, the western art collecting started in Greece and Rome where great art collections comes from emperors, royal collections, aristocrats, and the wealthy individuals. A beginner's guide to art collection:

Choose your art extensively. Visit different galleries, museums, search the web, talk to the art curator about a certain art piece that draws your attention. Join mailing list of gallery events to keep you updated of the latest auctions. The best way too is to find a professional art consultant who can guide you further about art collecting and the process of purchasing.

Know the artist’s profile and his work before buying. Learn about the artist’s background including his personal information, the stages of his career, previous shows, and his work’s price range. See whose artist and work that you can relate to yourself before bringing it to be part of your collection. “I look for artwork that is timeless,” said Margaret LeMay, a director of the Erdman Art Group, a division of Marshall Erdman & Associates.

Be ready with the investment risk. Be careful when dealing with various dealers when buying, some may not give you the right art work which is not worth of your money. An unknown artist whose career did not flourished will make its work a less valuable one in the future.

One of the leading Art Business Seller is Christie’s founded in 1766 by James Christie, offering fine art collection for various categories including decorative arts, jewelry, photographs, collectibles, wine, and many others. Christie’s is present on key cities such as London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, and other areas in 32 countries selling millions worth of art collections.


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author avatar Val Mills
21st Feb 2012 (#)

I enjoy visiting museum and gallery collections, but my home is too small and my finances also, to enable my own art collection.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
23rd Feb 2012 (#)

Like Val, I enjoy museums and art galleries. Thanks for the information.

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