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Basic Approaches to Collecting Art


There are two basic approaches to collecting art:
One, with your eyes--relying on your own instincts and judgment, and two, with your ears-- relying on the advice of a few carefully selected dealers. Either approach is a legitimate one. Most successful collectors employ a combination of the two. The Best collector is an informed collector. Throughout a collector's career, reading and constantly looking at art is essential in building an exceptional collection. Most people feel more comfortable going slowly at first.

Spend time learning about art.
Familiarize yourself with art terms, media and techniques.

(From an article in Comprehensive Guide To African American Art: Getting Started by Halima Taha)



Collecting Tips
by Bob Homes


In collecting African American Art, I generally look for works that document particular movements of trends in art or that document different historical periods. This selection leads to a varied collection that includes both race and race less art.

To exhibit one or two pieces does not begin to tell a story. But a story or movement begins to evolve when scores or hundreds of works are exhibited. Art, after all, is visual literature and oftentimes speaks more powerfully and with greater clarity and articulation than the best drama.

While the circumstance (of being under-recognized) is unfortunate, perhaps for the black artist, the logical result of it all is that true genius is being overlooked and is available for purchase if you but only follow your own drummer, trust your confidence and are willing to put your money on the line.


(From an article in Black Arts Quarterly,v.1,n.1)

Good collections take time

Buy art that you like and within your means. When starting with limited funds, buy contemporary artists that are now releasing new works. You may collect tomorrow's masters.

Remarques, Artist Proofs, Printers Proofs and Limited Edition pieces will appreciate in value more than open edition pieces.

The market and the going prices for art are dictated by supply and demand. The fewer the number of high demand pieces the more the appreciation.

For more expensive pieces, most galleries offer installment payment plans. This allows you to lock in the price while it is still affordable.

Gain knowledge about the demand and prices for the art you collect by visiting galleries and checking the local newspapers for art auctions particularly African-American art auctions.

Enjoy your art!......Enjoying your collection is what ART is all about!



Here is a book on:
Collecting African American Art : Works on Paper and Canvas ....by Halima Taha


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