How Do I Know What Art To Buy?Thursday, April 28, 2011
|Photo by E. Bartholomew|
How do I know what art to buy?
It's a common and understandable question. I'm interested in having some original art on my walls, but I'm not sure what art to buy.
Mass produced prints vs original art
So where to start?Look at art. Get to know your artists. Very quickly, actually instinctively, you will know what you like. You may have friends with similar taste. Ask them for artist recommendations.
There's a final litmus test for any artworkIt's the most important criteria of all which puts all uncertainty into place. Do you love it? While there's no guarantee that any original will realise the potential for financial growth, you can guarantee that you'll be gazing on this artwork for years to come. Does it make you feel? If not, pass. But if it's a source of happiness, if you would love to be living with it and it's in your price range, give Ikea a skip and go for it.
If you're thinking of starting a collection of art, you may also find 'Beginning your own art collection' useful.