15 Dec 2017

Compiled by Art Prism team

The interest in acquiring pieces of art stems out of the beauty it holds in the buyer’s eye. Good art ignites the desire for the buyer to own it for pleasure or profit. Collecting art is an activity, separate from buying art. Even though both involve buying what you like, collecting art is a purposeful, incentive-driven process.
The collective value of art is influenced by how the art is grouped, which might add or deduct value from the collection. This makes the ability of the artist to acquire individual pieces that would add more significant meaning to a collection very useful. Additionally, any good collector is a good researcher, since research makes for the best decision of possibly buying desirable art when coming across it.
Art collectors see individual art pieces as components that complement each other, and all together create a bigger picture-collection that has more value than the summed-up worth of all unique pieces.
The ability to detect synergism and compatibility between different artworks makes one a mature collector. Collectors follow trends which accounts for a noticeable similarity between collections. However, fearless collectors go out on their own to create a combination that will be admired and followed by many others. A subjective element that defines the theme of your collection should be present in each piece of the group, unifying them into a grand, meaningful and refined assembly.
The first step to build a collection is to know, specifically, what attracts you to the artwork. Identifying the prevailing trends in artworks that attract you helps you formulate the subject matter of the collection and what it will communicate to the audience. Providing a new perspective, stimulating original thoughts and feelings can cut.
Any collection starts off with a problem and serves as an answer to it. The issues proposed may be things such as what the collector likes about the art they buy, certain technical traits of paintings, or what is satisfactory about the artwork. Following one such common theme provides the collector with a direction to build the collection. A series of artwork that provides solutions to the collector’s queries is a great way to communicate with the audience through the collection.
It is imperative to eliminate randomness from your selection process as an art collector. Take a look at the collection you’ve made to get a feel of what’s missing, kind of like puzzle pieces required to make the collection whole and picture-perfect.
To get a head start, it’s always a great idea to visit museums and observe collections from professional curators. Get a sense of how they’ve organized the art to learn about the intricacies that went into grouping it together. Don’t expect the onlookers to grasp all that the collection represents by merely looking at it. It is your job as a collector to help those interested form a connection with the art. Good collectors can introduce their collection to observers by telling a story that entails every single piece of the collection, and how they all eventually came together for the collection, and narrating a beautiful simplistic tale.