Whether you are a veteran art collector or just dipping in a toe for the first time, I think the following 5 resources will deliver something of value to you. Enjoy!
1. What Type of Art Collector Are You?
People are uniquely inspired to collect art for a variety of reason, but collector archetypes can sometimes be a useful starting point when you need some direction. Maria Gabriela Brito is an interior designer, author and curator who provides insight into discovering where you best fit in her illustrated list of 6 types of collectors. Click to read the article.
2. 10 Design Strategies for Art Lovers
Pangaea is an award-winning interior design firm in Portland, Oregon with a beautiful blog full of swoon-worthy interior design pictures and great home decorating ideas. In this article from Pangaea’s blog they provide tips for selecting and arranging interior decor to best create a cohesive and impactful relationship with the artwork you buy. Click to read the article.
3. How to Start an Art Collection with $1000 or Less
“…the best time to start collecting art is always now. As in love – hesitation is loss.” This arts & culture article from The Guardian provides several ways that you can start your art collection (or add to it) on a budget. While it takes more of an investor’s approach to art buying, if like the majority of art buyers you collect because you simply love the art you buy, you will still find some very good tips here. Click to read the article.
4. How to Buy Art Directly From Artists
Alan Bamberger, is a seasoned art consultant, advisor and independent art appraiser with both a book and blog loaded with great information for art buyers. In this article from his website, he provides his best recommendations for buying art directly from artists. I especially like that he encourages potential buyers to ask the artist questions. Unfortunately there is a lot of false intimidation perpetuated in fine art, something that the Internet has done a great deal to dissipate. I’m always happy to answer questions about my work and actively encourage potential or current buyers to reach out to me. Click to read Alan’s recommendations.
5. How Collectors Use Instagram to Buy Art
A recent survey by Artsy revealed that over 50% of the collectors polled had purchased artwork as a direct result of using Instagram. This shows that Instagram is more than a mere trend in fine art and should be taken seriously by both art buyers and artists as a tool for connecting and communicating. This article from Artsy’s site describes how and why art collectors use Instagram to hunt for their next acquisition. Click to read the article.
I hope you find this list of resources useful. Share it with other art lovers in your circle!