Begin Your Contemporary Art Collection
For most people, the idea of collecting original, contemporary art can be a daunting thought. This is because knowing what to buy, when to buy, and establishing the actual value of the artworks you purchase involves a lot of hard work and research. Follow these 10 tips for getting your art collection started.
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Contemporary Art Decor
Medicine is often called the healing arts. What researchers have discovered is that art itself also heals. Whether in good health or battling a chronic disease, people who actively create and enjoy art heal faster and are generally happier than those who do not.
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What to Look Out for When Purchasing Contemporary American Indian Art
If you love Native American and southwest art décor, knowing the safest place to buy these items can be tricky. There are scammers out there trying to fraudulently sell Native American art. For example, according to mvtelegraph.com, three men were recently charged for violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA). They tried to import and sell Filipino-made jewelry as Native American art. Luckily there are laws in place that aim to protect the misrepresentation of Native American artwork. Still, with plenty of frauds out there, knowing how to avoid them is key. Continue reading Choosing and Buying Authentic Contemporary American Indian Artist Works
Collectors Should Buy What they Like and Know Abstract Art Prints are Far Superior to Posters
Contemporary art decor serves as an unapologetic self-expression in your home. Whether you are an avid conformist or outspoken maverick, a personal art collection clearly articulates thoughts, convictions, and inner beliefs that are hard to fully verbalize with words. If you are at the beginning of your art journey, knowing the best place to begin may seem nebulous. There is no proven and predetermined process that will provide you a path to respect and success as an art collector. There are however, helpful tips and concepts that will help you start out in the right direction with your collecting. Continue reading Beginning a Collection of Contemporary Art Decor
Various Cultures and their Interpretations of Abstract Art
Throughout the centuries, the creation, depiction, representation and evolution of art has depended heavily on a culture’s beliefs, daily lifestyle, religious convictions and natural resources. For example, artists in China, Japan, India and Europe enjoyed access to metal, good clay, brushes and pigments. This allowed them to develop more elaborate techniques that created concise illusions of natural things and spiritual concepts. Adversely, in Africa and Oceania where the limitation of materials and harsh climatic conditions created barriers for artists, artistic and spiritual themes were often represented through symbolism and idols that related to concepts. Continue reading The History of Abstract Art
What Makes a Giclee Print Different from Other Artwork Reproductions?
For art lovers, contemporary giclee prints can be a smart way to begin a modern art collection. Giclee prints provides the best form of color accuracy above any other form of reproduction, and also lasts the longest when taken care of. Giclee print is the closest and strongest form of art reproduction, and will strongly mimic any original modern art piece that you love. Continue reading What is a Giclee Print?
Contemporary Art Prints and Reproductions
Original fine art prints, much like fine local California wines, are often only produced in small batches. They are made by hand and etched one at a time by the artist. The most sought-after art prints are created with high-quality materials. Their exceptional quality distinguishes them from reproductions and makes them hard, if not impossible, to replicate. Continue reading The New Collector’s Guide to Limited Edition Reproductions
Tips for Collecting Art
Art pieces can go a long way toward creating a comfortable home atmosphere or brightening up an office at work. Buying local art supports small artist communities and diversifies your home collection, potentially connecting you with up-and-comers whose work is on the verge of becoming internationally recognized and celebrated. Continue reading Reasons to Buy Art From Local Galleries