Tips for Art collectors

Art Advice-How to Bid in an Art Auction
The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors

Art Advice: How to Bid in an Art Auction

An art auction is thrilling; the beauty of the art work, the rush of the auctioneer’s sing-song chatter, the excitement when the hammer drops. Even online auctions have a sense of urgency when the countdown clock is nearing the end and bidders vie for the final bid before the timer runs out. But before you reach for your buyer number or raise your hand (whether to scratch your nose or purchase a work of art), are you truly ready for the fast pace of an art auction?

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The Provocation Column, Tips for Art collectors

Financial Benefits of Collecting Art

Art is emotional and for many, not associated with financial benefit. With works of art, one is attracted to art; the style, genre, colors, story, and sometimes even the artist who created it.  However, if you could obtain something that could give you pleasure and reap financial reward, wouldn’t you consider it? Although art collecting is often associated with wealthy individuals who are looking only to fill their homes and businesses with beauty, there is a financial side of building an assortment of artworks. Let’s consider some of the advantages of collecting art.

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Building an Art Collection in Today’s Art Market

The art market is an exciting one. From fast-paced art auctions to huge art fairs such as Art Basel Miami (attracting over 75,000 visitors), it is both enjoyable and thrilling to see the wide variety of art works represented by thousands of unique artists worldwide. Additionally, with the popularity of online display and sales growing annually, one doesn’t have to look far to find works of all genres, techniques, and price ranges. But discovering and enjoying art are separate from building a collection of art works. Therefore, here are a few tips to building your own art collection in today’s art market.

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The Importance of Framing Art Properly

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

From the Curator: One of my favorite parts of my job is taking the pieces to frame. My job is only concluded once the work of art is settled in the client’s location properly. I am often amazed at how the presentation of  artwork can affect he piece positively, or even make the piece look bad. Experience has taught me that showcasing a work of art is almost as important as selecting the piece itself.

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10 Things to Avoid When Buying Art

Photo Courtesy of Sybaris Collection

When buying art, whether it be your first (or your fiftieth) piece, there are some general rules to remember and some things you really should avoid. This may seem elementary to some and enlightening to others. However, it is always helpful to remind yourself of these tips before you buy on impulse. As you build your art collection and expand your network within the art world, many of these suggestions will become second nature. But for those new to at collecting or happy to be reminded, let’s look at some of the top things one should AVOID when buying art:

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