Investing In The Volatile World Of Ar
Investing In The Volatile World Of Art
Investing in art can be a big commitment, depending on the budget you're
working with. With no way to guarantee an appreciation in value of a piece,
you may lose the money you put into it. It's important to make sure you know
what you're getting in to before you get too far into it.
Before you decide to invest in it, ensure it's something you know about. Ask
yourself whether you just like art, or you merely want to make some money
from it. You ought to know much about both past and current trends. Knowing
about the artwork can have a significant impact on your rate of return,
because it gives you a better understanding of how to look for quality
One good idea is to do a bit of research before making your first big
investment. Shows on paintings will give you a better understanding of
what's popular at that time. They usually have not only frequent show
attendees you can talk to, but magazines as well. Try to pick up a couple at
each gallery you attend. The section on artworks of most newspapers could be
a good resource when used properly.
Both shows and museums are a good place to find your taste, if you're not
quite sure what you'll like. At museums, you won't feel pressured to buy,
and you'll get to see plenty of variation. Shows can be a little more high
pressure, depending on the people running it, so make sure if you buy
something, you actually like it. Alternatively, go without a cheque book and
limited cash so you're not tempted to make a purchase.
Market fluctuations depend on both public opinion of the artist and quality
of the piece. While a few good reviews may be an indicator of a good
investment, it's definitely not a guarantee of one. You never know, the
piece you picked up from the artist nobody knew about may become more
valuable than the expensive piece of someone previously more popular.
Shifting opinions can even have an effect on similar artists' popularity, so
diversify in the works you buy.
Since these opinions have a tendency to shift frequently, it can be
incredibly hard to predict the market with any accuracy. Art is not a linear
investment. This is why it's so important to purchase something you actually
like. This way, if the value goes down, it won't have been a complete waste.
By going to auctions, you can discover up-and-coming artists at their
budding state. If a name is becoming more and more frequently used, they may
be trending soon. These are usually fairly sound investments, at least for
the short term.
Basically, if you think it's worth the risk, or if you simply love artwork
and want to know if it will ever pay off, putting money into it is probably
right for you. By keeping an eye on the opinions of artists and market
trends, you can make money investing in art. With the volatility of their
resale values, you'd better make sure you like the pieces you buy.
David Tatham, fine picture dealer for more than quarter of a century, has an
extensive knowledge of the biography L.S.Lowry. Signed, prints and drawings
can be seen and purchased from the Lowry signed prints website.
LSLowry died aged 88 in 1976 just months before a retrospective exhibition of his paintings opened at the Royal Academy.
It broke all attendance records for a twentieth century artist.
Critical opinion about Lowry remains divided to this day.
Salford Museum & Art Gallery began collecting the artist's work in 1936 and gradually built up the
collection which is now at the heart of the award-winning building bearing the artist's name.
Celebrating his art and transforming the cityscape again.
A small quantity of paintings by the artist l.s. lowry were published as signed limited edition prints. Some of the most well known being, 'Going to the match',
Man lying on a wall, Huddersfield, Deal, ferry boats, three cats Alstow, Berwick-on-Tweed, peel park, The two brothers, View of a town, Street scene.
We hope that you will browse and enjoy Paintings and signed prints
and paintings by wildlife artist David Shepherd,
Also the work of William Russell Flint
whose paintings and signed limited edition prints are in great demand.
Famous for his portraits of Cecilia, Flint's greastest works illustrate the architecture and landscape throughout rural France
This holiday house near Brantome, in the area of Dordogne
is ideally situated to enjoy the France.
The work of Mr L.S. Lowry has become of great artistic and financial importance of recent years. A selection of his prints
can be viewed and bought here
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