If you love art, you don’t need millions to buy an artwork that you will live with !!!
A young artist visits the bank’s director in New York and, quite shocked, presents a series of his paintings and prints. The artist is unknown, but the prices of the works are very low. The banker looks at the works very carefully and in the end refuses to buy. As he leaves, the desperate artist shows his works to the banker’s secretary, but she, in turn, refuses to buy even a single piece of paper.
After years, the secretary, now retired, tells the story to her son.
“Serious mother! Would we have Warhol’s youth works and refuse to buy them? “
A completely true story revealed by the artist Mike Brennan. That’s right, neither the banker nor Mike’s mother knew the young Andy Warhol, nor could they imagine his development. No one knows which artist can be established, become famous, expand his circle.
Art, along with everything else, is an investment. Investment in the work of art that is being created but also in the future of the artist.
And of course to love young artists. Start watching them from their school’s graduation reports. This way you will get to know their art, their thinking and you will know what and why you are buying it.
“Buy Art from Living Artists, the Dead Don’t Need Money”
We buy the art that excites us, that stimulates sensitivities, that covers the needs of our personal culture, that at first glance causes us a strange vibration. We enter the work, we trace his heart, we look for his intentions, we want to decipher his messages. In my humble opinion, you first love the work of art, first you bond with it and at some point you will probably care about its economic value.
It’s great to buy artists of your generation. Artists who live and create at the same time as what we live.
Out there, there are artists who are likely to create works on an equal footing with older artists that we admire.
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.
There are more collectors now than ever before, and these collectors are richer than ever. The release of some economies, including China, India, and Eastern European countries, has led to an explosion of art collections outside the United States and Western Europe. The Gulf countries are also a hotspot for collectors: “a global industry associated with luxury, fashion and celebrity, attracting a wide range of extremely wealthy buyers who are aggressively competing for works by renowned artists.”
The average person is not an art collector of many or a few million. For many, the act of buying art is very informal, it is often an impulsive purchase. However, when we are looking to decorate a space, we enter to make the right purchase by clarifying what we are looking for, how much we can spend and where the painting is intended.
One secret to buying art that many forget is that you don’t have to be a millionaire to discover original high quality artwork. Many galleries offer some works of art at very affordable prices. And of course a visit to the artist’s studio. There you will meet the creator in person, you will hear his story behind the work of art and you will understand the feeling that the work hides.
Art is a long-term investment, so we buy works of art that we really like. Do we want to have the work on our wall? Wondering if we can live with it or if we could live without it.