A&E Guide to Buying Art

Diana Bell-Heather   |   03-02-2018

Louvre Abu Dhabi


With the recent opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi and the growing reputation of Emergeast art world has never been more popular, and if you’re thinking of dipping your toe into collecting here is what you need to consider.



Even expert collectors had to start somewhere, so take time to research art forums, create a relationship with an art advisor, visit local exhibitions or museums and speak to experts. Don’t underestimate the power of social media as that has become a key platform for artists to promote their work.


Go With Your Gut

There are many great artists and creations that have a story to tell so take time to get to know them and their inspirations, over time you will discover your style. Look at emerging names but also works that make you feel something, especially if it’s going to be up on your wall for years to come.


Think Money

Have a budget in mind but also a little extra just in case you see something spectacular at auction. If you are willing to invest in something special, turn to industry experts for advise on the value.


Look At The Big Picture

As soon as you start a collection there can be a tendency to rush into another purchase to fill up your growing gallery, but patience is key when finding that perfect painting, photograph, sculpture etc Buying art is not only about investment, but it’s also about how you want your own space to look.



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