Whether you are a company or an individual, you can own an art collection (or several), and there are many reasons to do so. First, of course, art galleries serve decorative purposes, but mostly, it is one’s passion for art that brings true benefit to the individual. Additionally, If you are a professional, art can be a positive for your brand and company image. But, there’s a difference between collecting art and simply buying art to expose in your personal or professional space. Buying art is based on temporary preferences and attractions to the artworks. However, collecting art is more of a purposeful and directed long term commitment. Building a solid compilation requires patience, restraint, and a vision.
What is the first step to beginning an Art Collection?
The most important initial step when considering to buildup a gallery is to be true to yourself. Ask yourself, “What kind of art do I like?”, “What is it that speaks to me?”. Next, it is important to consider which kinds of art would fit seamlessly with the architecture, furniture, and decor of the space you wish to decorate, for art is quite an expansive domain. Consisting of sculptures, photographs, paintings, drawings, tapestries, and much, much more, one, indeed, has the possibility to build-up something that fits all their standards, while insuring that it matches the surroundings. Everyone has their individual preferences, whether it be a favorite medium, or favorite artist, but listening to your own taste is the only way to ensure a collection that represents your personality and values.
A few tips if you want to build a collection
#1 You need to think of your future collection as an ensemble and not just separate artworks assembled together. Your collection must have a spirit. Each art piece must fit with the other, coinciding into one grander piece of art. You can highlight history or evolution, or harmony. Your different artworks can also complete one another.
#2 If you want to buy artworks for your collection, there are many options available. You can buy from galleries, artists, individuals, auction houses… Study all your options and find the one that suits you best. However, if you don’t feel confident enough, you can simply hire an expert art buyer that will listen to your taste and desires and go seek the best artworks for your budget.