SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale resident Dean Cutler has a vast collection of art works from some of his favorite artists, but also understands its importance as an investment.
For many beginning art collectors, or for those looking to start a collection of art, this is not always as easy as it sounds. Art is subjective, and each piece has a different value to a different individual. That said, however, inexperienced art collectors still run the risk of making bad deals if they are not careful, especially when shopping in new and emerging online art marketplaces, Cutler said.
For these collection beginners, a recent article in Digital Trends explains how to go about building an art collection smartly and safely so that collectors do not regret any of their investments later on down the road.
Some of its tips include:
- Look at a lot of art before making your first purchase.
- Set an acceptable budget for your collection.
- Learn about the artists themselves.
- Ensure you can view any potential purchase from many different angles - if not in person, then in a sufficient number of photographs.
- Make sure you enjoy the art work you purchase.
Read more here.