Building A Collection, Building Your Life
Being an art collector can seem like a daunting endeavor, but the good news is that it can be a “learn-by-doing” sort of thing. It is both beneficial and rewarding to begin your journey now. You have to start somewhere, and these are seven tips for how.
Pro Tip #1
Ready or not, Start Now!
The single best momentum-builder for developing your strong portfolio is to START NOW! Practice makes perfect and this is no exception, so ask lots of questions and fact-check along the way. Start your adventure now, and as your intellect and emotional intelligence naturally develop, so too will your collector’s acumen. Plus you will get super-satisfaction from seeing the evolution of your taste.
Pro Tip #3
Crawl, Walk, Run
It’s your collection – do what you want to do
Put some motion in your ocean
On the go? Make time for an artsy adventure and stop by a local boutique or antique store. Stroll through a market, or browse a nearby exhibit and buy a couple postcards from the gift shop. You may find the perfect new-addition for your collection, meet a valued contact person, or be inspired by the local art style. Buying art on-the-go broadens the geographical scope of your collection and also offers a pleasant backstory you will enjoy sharing for years to come (“I found this piece when I was visiting…”).