If you want to build your art collection, you should
do so in an intelligent manner. This is so that
everything you buy for your collection wouldn’t be
considered as a waste of money. However, collecting
art intelligibly would require you to master two
things. First, is to have good research skills, and
second the skill of collecting.
Starting On The Thought Of Collecting
Generally, as most people do, you’d probably have the
knowledge of buying art on a piece-per-piece basis,
yet still may not be thinking of plans like making
multiple achievements as time passes by, or simply,
building up a collection.
Although it is possible to find artworks that you like
anywhere you go, and get to choose from an outstanding
diversity of subject matters, mediums, and price
ranges; doing so can still be confusing and
intimidating, especially if you’re still starting.
Questions such as: “How exactly do you push your way
through and choose which direction to make an
entrance?” “How can you relate one buy to the other?”;
“How should you group or organize your art?”; “Are
there ways of presenting it?”; and lastly “How can you
do everything in an excellent manner?”; may come play
in your mind.
However, once you get these queries off you head then
you’ll get to understand the real meaning of
“collection”, which is the crucial case of controlled
and purposeful buying.
The Great Collections
Great collectors are extensively respected and usually
as popular as the artworks they collect; such as the
Rockefeller collection, the Chrysler collection, and
the Phillips collection, to name a few. Such
collectors are famous since they demonstrate a great
deal of talent when choosing and organizing their art,
just like the artists themselves are in making the
masterpiece. Similarly, each piece of art in one great
collection orders first-class attention as well as a
first-rate price not just because the piece is good,
but also of the name of the company it bears.
How Great Is ‘Great’?
So how exactly do great collectors become great? Well,
experts believe that it is this skill of being able to
categorize specific artworks from the billions of
works existing and assemble them in such a manner
aiming to advance or increase other’s understanding of
such particular art or of art’s evolution in general.
For any kind of mature collection, the whole thing, as
a group, becomes greater than the value of the parts.
Thus, the collector becomes accepted to be a respected
authority in the matter and in outstanding cases
continues until he’s the one that sets the standards,
establishes the trends, and influences the future of
art collecting for all.
This is how meaningful and influencing great art
collections can be. It all starts from a single piece
of art, until the whole collection itself becomes a
separate artwork from its components.
The First Step To Greatness
No matter how you see your collecting, whether
recreational or serious, there are methods that you
could use to get the most out of not only the value
and quality of your art, but also your personal
appreciation, enjoyment, and understanding of your
Thus, you should know that your first step to
greatness is being real to your tastes. If you want to
be a really great collector someday, then
acknowledging and accepting that you like specific
types of art without considering what other people say
or what is popular in the market, would be the right
thing to do.
Remember, in collecting, you’re making an artwork too
which is composed of different specific pieces. How
you’ll design your artwork is entirely up to you and
not what other people think. So if you’ll be
collecting, be sure to put your heart on it!