Becoming an Avid Art Collector

 

The world of art collection is a boring place if you do not have any prior knowledge in the art field. People often confuse art buying with art collection although these two things are poles apart from each other. People buy art in a random manner according to their likes and interests, whereas art collection is more of a lifelong phenomenon based on passion and commitment.
If you are interested in art collection, then you must know that collecting art like a pro is not an impossible thing. Anyone can collect art in an intelligent way; you just need to be able to research, evaluate and find the correct form of art that attracts you. When you see different forms of art like a sculpture, a painting or even a poster, then how will you decide that if you should add it to your collection or not. The answer is that each piece of art has a story behind it. You have to know the story behind it and its rarity. For example if you want to know the true value of a painting, you have to find out about the artist and his times. If you are into collecting illustrated posters, its value depends upon the popularity of the artist who designed it and the rarity of the poster.
Do you know that illustrated posters in Brisbane are used to be very popular for advertisement in 19th century? As late as 1980s, movie posters were made by hand using vibrant colors. You have to train yourself in this field and the most suitable place to train yourself could be local art galleries, antique fairs, auctions etc. You should not feel pressured by anyone to buy anything. Just use your own judgment while taking the decision.
Start small in one direction and then gradually build your collection with a planning in your mind about what you should buy. When you should buy it and at what price you should buy are also points to consider. Do not rush in accumulating art. You should rather wait and build only high-quality collection which of course will take time. Managing funds can be a problem but if you are passionate about it then you always find funds by cutting your extra expenses.
All of this may sound very tedious but once you have mastered your art of identifying true art, you will enjoy every second of collecting art as an adventure. You will be able to do all these things within a matter of minute once you are experienced enough. Remember that the artist will only get paid once for his piece of art but for the buyer, the value of that piece of art will keep increasing with time.