|When you decide
that you want to buy art, you should first search
for information on various artists and visit art
galleries and exhibitions to gather more information
on the subject of art. Although many people prefer
to buy art at exhibitions, there are many reasons
why art aficionados or art investors would choose to
buy art online. There are also a variety of stores
where you can buy and sell art supplies or buy and
Firstly, the internet provides valuable sources of
information and as it provides a wide variety of
choices available at one place, the process of
decision-making becomes much easier for you.
Wherever you choose to buy art from, before you buy
original art, you should always make sufficient
enquiries and verifications. This is because
original art creations can be very expensive and you
do not want to simply throw your money away. The
same rule applies if you want to buy antique art as
this can also be priced at exorbitant sums.
Before you select a
vendor to offer your business to, always ask around
about his or her reputation. Speak to other clients
and make sure that you are dealing with a reputable
concern. Most dealers will also help you sell your
paintings should you tire of them or want a change.
However, this process may not be immediate. They
would put up your painting for sale and wait till
they get an offer that would be acceptable to you.
How fast or slow your painting gets off the market
depends on various factors.
Some of the factors
that make paintings sellable are things like the
reputation of the artist, the theme of the painting
and how palatable it is, the color scheme (certain
colors are more popular than others as people
usually buy paintings that create a certain mood or
warmth in a room), the size of the painting etc.
Since art is
rapidly gaining a position as a viable form of
investment, it makes sense for you to take your time
before making purchases. Feel free to compare
various works of art and different artists and visit
as many galleries as you want before making your
final decision. It also helps t understand a little
about art and the type of painting you want to buy.
Try and find out
the story behind the painting as well, because if
the artist tends to follow a specific theme, those
paintings may become common, while if a particular
painting is a one-off or rare work of art, it may
later be greatly appreciated and sought-after.
It helps to speak
to experts in the field of art, but unfortunately,
most experts are affiliated to specific galleries
and will try and sell the works of specific artists.
There are however, few very respectable art dealers
who you can trust to get honest advice from. But you
have to find such dealers and experts through
word-of-mouth. The most important thing is to love
the art you decide to buy.