Tips for Art collectors

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The Importance of Framing Art Properly

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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

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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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A Photography Collection: A True Art Investment

For many new art collectors, and those on a budget, photography is a promising form of art to collect. With style variations as wide as can be seen (and photographed), one is sure to find pieces which speak to a collector, and which make attractive displays and investment. Prices vary just as widely, averaging around $10,000 at auctions, and its popularity has exploded in the art world, making it a real contender for art collectors. However, before you simply walk into a gallery and purchase the next photograph you see, or in the alternative, discount it as a lesser art style, consider what makes it a true craft.

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Comparing Fair Market and Insurance Valuation for Fine Art

When it is time to put a value on artwork, hiring an appraiser is likely first on a collector’s mind. An art appraiser’s expert opinion (and extensive training) provides peace of mind that a collector understands what the artwork is worth, and how to approach selling, gifting, or insuring a collection. However, there is more to valuation than a simple appraisal, and various approaches to the process. Here, we will investigate some of the aspects of valuing art and recognizing what types of valuation that may be needed in various situations.
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10 Reasons Why You Should Display Original Art in Your Home

Although many people will admit to enjoying art, decidedly fewer will seriously consider purchasing original art to display in their home. There may be several reasons they choose not to, but let’s look at some reasons to take the plunge and purchase original art, or even start a collection in your home! Although a mass-produced print or photograph may be easy to locate and affordable, an original work of art is something you invest in, providing years of enjoyment, and even something you may pass on to future generations! Here are some of the top ten reasons to purchase art for display in your home:

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Tips for Preserving Your Fine Art Collection

Buying your first piece of artwork, adding to, or even completing your collection is just the beginning of a long-term relationship. Like a marriage, you need to nurture your collection, preserving its condition and value. There are some simple (and more complicated) ways to maintain your pieces to ensure their long-term health. The key to preserving your fine art collection is maintenance, by understanding these conditions of ownership:
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