The definition of ART is always a vague answer that nobody can really answer but everyone can agree on how important art is. It’s a self expression of stories and mood framed not only to look good in your space but also to add value to it. So if you’re in the market for an art piece but you don’t know where to start, here are 5 steps on how to take art from gallery to house.
1- Set a flexible budget
Well you cannot really price art since depending on who’s the artist, it can be expensive. Before you decide on buying a piece of art you need to decide on a flexible budget range you’re willing to spend. The art you buy is for you to enjoy, to make you feel good so in case you fell for something above ur budget… well try to negotiate. Galleries can be intimidating, but don’t be afraid to speak up if something’s over budget!
2- Consider investing
To be honest: the more risk… The more the reward. Art can often appreciate in value as it becomes older, which is why it can be a valuable investment. Consider beginning your research at an art fair where you can have a wide variety of known and new talents gathered in one space.
3- Browse the web
Art bought online can often be cheaper than art purchased from authentic stores. Browse the web and figure out exactly the genre of art you’d like to have in your home. Plenty of galleries have online stores, too, so you can browse pieces you like without having to leave the comfort of your sofa.
4- Buy local
Making art is expensive, and every purchase counts. If you’re interested in buying art for pleasure, you’d probably also be interested in ensuring that artists have the means to support their work. Check out local galleries and even coffee shops to support the artists in your community. When you purchase an artwork from a living artist, you are also helping the local economy.
5- Support living artists
If we want to have a constant flow of quality art in the future, we need to invest in the artists of today. However, supporting living artists goes beyond the world of art and can affect the entire society.
‘Buy Art from Living Artists, the Dead Don’t Need the MoneyGuy James Whitworth
By investing in a future Picasso, Klimt or Rembrandt, you will do a favor to everyone – the artists, the causes they support, yourself and the generations to come.