Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Art

Frequently Asked Questions about Buying Art

Q. Shouldn’t I know more about Art before buying it?

A. Buying art should not be an intimidating experience. Shopping for art can be an engaging adventure that can last for a lifetime. For example, one of the most rewarding aspects of acquiring art is the learning aspect. Artists create art that reflects their personal experiences and their interpretation the world around them. By studying the work of artists, you can learn a lot about yourself and the world we live in. Further, art can be a wonderful outlet of self-expression and affirmation when selecting art that reflects your own values and philosophy.

 

Q. How do I get started?

A. Attend art gallery openings, visit museums, and surf the web. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

 

Q. Which art should I buy?

A. Buying art as an investment is one way to decide what art to buy. Art is an investment in yourself and your well-being. Another important consideration is personal enjoyment. You may not see the same things in it that the artist does, but that is one of the joys of art. We each have our own personal connection to pieces of art. Choose art that you love, this is the primary rule.

 

Q. Do I need a lot of money to buy art?

A. Like almost everything else, art is available in a variety of price ranges. The price is determined by the rarity of the work and the materials and process used to create the art. The price can also be determined based on intangible qualities, such as the popularity of an artist or style.