Thursday, January 20, 2011

Art on a Budget: The Newly-Minted Collector

Are you looking for art for your home or office? Maybe you’re moving or redecorating. Or maybe you just want to freshen up your walls. Where should you start? Some people go to big box retailers, where they can buy affordable mass reproductions. But here’s the rub. These reproductions are often as expensive or nearly as expensive as original art. Wouldn’t you rather own a handmade piece? That’s the question I ask myself every time I go into some of the stores in my area and look at their art section.

When purchasing original art, don’t worry about whether it will increase in value. Consider buying it the same way you would buy a mass reproduction. Ask yourself, do I like it? Is it within my budget? If the answer to both questions is yes, take the plunge. Think of yourself as a newly-minted art collector. Enjoy your new world and don’t look back.

Girl on a Pink Couch - Acrylic on canvas, 30" X 40" 

Image by Ruth Sackheim

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