10 Tips For Collecting Art On A Shoestring Budget

Collectors at Evita Tezeno’s Love, Life and Fairytales opening reception at Black Art In America Gallery.
The Art World has witnessed works by African American artists reach unprecedented national and international market demand. Everyday, Black Art In America (BAIA) receives new emails from individuals wanting to learn how and who to start collecting. So, if you’re ready to build your collection but not quite ready to spend the 21 million P. Diddy spent on his Kerry James Marshall, here are 10 tips from Black Art In America’s 25 most active collectors. The first and most common answer from collectors is buy what YOU Like. Your collection is your legacy, a record of your personal journey. Keep in mind that art market tastes and demands often change. [More]
  • Tip #1: Buy what you like
  • Tip #2: Prepare by Learning
  • Tip #3: Start Small then Grow
  • Tip #4: Know Where to Look
  • Tip #5: Gallery Relationships
  • Tip #6: Stay Disciplined
  • Tip #7: Have A Budget
  • Tip #8: The Payment Plan
  • Tip #9: Host A Home Art Show
  • Tip #10: Know Your Why: Passion, Profit or Prestige

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