If we really love art, we buy works by artists who live with us.
Few artists today make a living from their art, and even fewer of them present their work in galleries or other places. Many are forced to do some other work, which does not reduce them but deprives them of the opportunity to offer everything they can and want. By buying works from living artists, we help art to exist. Some of the artists I met in my youth forced me to give up the easel and brush and look for a way to live in other industries. I did not meet some of them again.
These cheap artworks that we will buy today will probably prove to be an investment in a short time. Of course, like all investments, it involves risk, but if we overlook the economic dimension, then we must feel very satisfied.