Favorite local gallery owner, Emily Amy (pronounced "ah me") has a new blog with some great tips on collecting contemporary art. I had to borrow a few to share...
More advice and art here.
- Emerging artists are not necessarily less talented than established artist, and they usually cost less too!
- Go with your gut when you are choosing art. Let it elicit an emotional response in you, and when it does, you will know it is right.
- Works on paper are always a great option when a little money needs to go a long way.
- Don't listen to the "rules," if you want to collect several pieces by the same artist, go ahead--it's your collection.
- Start small: if you can't afford large paintings, then buy small ones. They often have the same effect.
- Buy local - Whether it is a local artist or a local gallery, you will likely feel more of a connection with the piece and you will be supporting your local talent!
One of my favorite examples of living with contemporary art: A Damien Hirst hangs above a French sofa in Johnson Hartig's living room. Photographed by Paul Costello for Domino Magazine September 2007.)
By the way, how gorgeous is that lucite table? It is available from The Paris Apartment.