A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art Like a Collector
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A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art Like a Collector

A Beginner’s Guide to Buying Art Like a Collector

A new generation has become entranced by the possibilities of finding up-and-coming and potentially high-value artists. This is thanks to the increasing access that even casual collectors (or would-be collectors) now have to the art world through online galleries like Artnet and Paddle8 ; the exploding popularity of fairs like Art Basel’s many international iterations; and the growing presence of museums, fairs, galleries, and artists on Instagram . This also presents a problem: With so many different ways of discovering these pieces, where does one start? Enter Elena Soboleva , a special projects manager for Artsy . Here, she shares her advice for young collectors: exactly who to collect, what to collect, and how to collect it, both online and off, at every price point. 1. Do your own research. When you don’t know the market well it’s easy to fall for things just because they’re buzzed about, especially on social media. I recommend learning about art and artists online so the choices become your own. I’ve heard the advice that when starting to collect one should spend a year looking and not buying. While that may be a bit extreme, you should […]

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