Category Archives: Collecting Art

Artist Spotlight: Craig Poindexter

Nieto Fine Art Hosts Craig Poindexter 

Craig Poindexter is a full-time painter who has lived and worked in San Francisco since 2001. One of his main objectives has always been to prove that beauty can be found in almost everything around us, even in items that most people often find repugnant. In order to prove his claims regarding these traditionally unappealing elements, Poindexter cites abandoned factories, a bad acid trip and industrial cityscapes as sources of inspiration. Continue reading Artist Spotlight: Craig Poindexter

10 Tips for Starting Your Art Collection

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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Artwork Display And Its Relevance In Home Decor

Contemporary Art Decor Can Make A Statement

According to research, it only takes seven seconds to create a first impression. Following that train of thought, a bold canvas of contemporary artwork can indeed breathe new life into any room by creating a daring statement, but it’s important to follow some aesthetic guidelines to accomplish this goal. Continue reading Artwork Display And Its Relevance In Home Decor

The Purpose Of Your Contemporary Art Collection

 Contemporary Art Collections

For centuries, humanity has developed an acquired taste for stocking rare paintings and other forms of art, as some kind of wealth statement and power display. Even today, art collecting is considered as yet another way of safe investment, since most paintings seldom lose their value over time. However, is this truly the real purpose of art? Can a painting inspire if it’s locked down in a warehouse, deprived of all human interaction?

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Contemporary Art & Its Soothing Effects On The Soul

Contemporary Art Decor

It’s hard to pinpoint one reason for the feelings we get as we appreciate art. Picasso once said: “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life” and the passionate Dostoyevsky wrote in his acclaimed novel, The Idiot, that “beauty will save the world.”

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Making an Investment in Contemporary Art

Contemporary Wall Art

Investing in art is exciting, since you can hang your investment on a wall while it rises in value. However, the art market is as volatile as any other with no guarantees of profit. For the experienced art investor or for someone just getting started ,contemporary art can be an excellent investment choice.

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How Art Affects Health

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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Choosing and Buying Authentic Contemporary American Indian Artist Works

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

Beginning a Collection of Contemporary Art Decor

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

Exploring and Understanding Contemporary Native American Art

 The Importance of Native American Art

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When you behold the captivating art décor of contemporary Native American artist John Nieto, you instantly recognize unique elements engrained in each masterpiece. Traditional Native American themes are affectionately portrayed with daring, audacious colors and vivid imagery; creating a sense of nostalgia and cultural dignity in every art piece. Bold strokes and primary colors give character and depth to each painting. Nieto adapts traditional linear techniques when adding detail and intensity to his etchings and drawings. The methods and sentiments towards each art piece he creates cause his work to stand out. Continue reading Exploring and Understanding Contemporary Native American Art