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A Beautiful Investment

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2010-05-24 08:20:35     
Article by David Tatham

An investment in art could be one of the best investments you will make. It is crucial to choose the right artist at the right time.

Investing in art can be very rewarding and having the pleasure of the artwork in your home is a lovely bonus. One particular website recommends that you should like the art instead of buying it for investment purposes. But there is a way which some people believe, that you can combine the two. It works out great for people that invested in the artwork whilst enjoying it in the house.

First is to go visit art museums, galleries, and art auction houses. Occasionally, people get lucky and find a hidden masterpiece in flea markets. Before you invest any money for art, it is best to get some hands-on experiences and ask questions from experts that do know more than you do.

Magazines, newspapers, and some online sources could give you some clues on how to find this artwork that might increase in value. But it should be noted that some will only have a small selection of work to view.

Large city art museums are great place to draw some inspiration from. However, when it comes to well known British artists, do some researches by asking people that work in art galleries to help you if they can.

One of the well known British artists named Ken Howard had his paintings increase in value during the years of early and mid 1990s. The British Art Galleries and art auction houses were in huge demand to buy his paintings during that time.

People collecting art often feel that work by dead artists will increase at a better rate due to its rarity. But it doesn't mean the ones that are still alive don't matter nor will ever become great investments. It is a fact that dead artists work are worth more than the ones that are still alive, generally speaking.

When it comes to art investments, there are four kinds to consider which are oil, drawing, acrylic, and painting. And as for art genres to consider there is the portrait, figures, marine, realism, conceptual, and figurative arts. What kind of art would you consider purchasing either for enjoyment and/or investments? You need to know the specific niche to invest in.

Investments often follow the fashion, what can be incredibly sought after today, can be of no interest tomorrow, and vice-versa.

What is odd and interesting to note is the small British artworks are priced higher compare to larger ones due to market trends. You have to time it right on when to buy the high price value of some certain artworks. The time to sell the piece is if the artists dominate the headlines or dinner party conversations.

Whether you have some experience or not, it is important to take care of the artwork(s) in order to have the values go up higher.

David Tatham has been an art dealer for twenty five plus years and seen many changes in the taste and influence of our society. A selection of paintings by some of the world's most renowned artists can be viewed and bought at http://www.lowry.co.uk

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