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How To Purchase Art

You love art and want art – but don’t know where to start! As a first time collector, you want to make the right decision. When first starting a collection, it can be pretty intimidating to go into a gallery or speak to a dealer when you don’t know what kind of art you like. With the proliferation of the use of the Internet, it’s easier and easier to purchase art online. Traditionally, gallery dealers and art agents would have control over the art world making art a very inaccessible to the masses. That has all changed with the Internet and some amazing online sites to purchase art. One of my favourite sites to research and buy art online is Artsy when you don’t have a gallery, art dealer or art agent or consultant to help you.

Artsy is a highly reputable site to find amazing artwork. It has over 300,000 artworks, architecture and design by close to 40,000 artists. Artsy has a wide range of artworks such as contemporary artwork all the way to the old masters. Artists include Damien Hirst, Gary Taxali, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Mark Rothko, Cindy Sherman, Andy Warhol, Damian Ortega, Anish Kapoor and many others, The artwork is from leading galleries, museums and private collections. In fact, Artsty’s own mission is “to make all the world’s art accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. We are a resource for art collecting and education.” Artsy claims to be the largest online database of contemporary art. Further, Artsy has an “Artsy specialist” that can help you when deciding what to collect.

When you first sign up for Artsy as a collector, they will ask you a series of questions to personalize your profile so that they can recommend artists to you. First, you will be asked the price range of artworks you are interested in: under $500, $2500, $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000, $100,00 and $100,00+.

Second, you are then asked what category of artwork you are interested in: Contemporary Art, Photography, Old Masters, Graffiti/Street Art, Post-War American Art, Contemporary African Art, Latin American art, Contemporary Asian Art, Emerging Art, Design, Modern/Impressionist Art, Ancient Art and Artifacts. You can follow any of these categories to help Artsy help with recommendations.

Artsy then suggests a few artists and artwork you like where you can mark your favourites. Based on your selections, the Artsy software then makes recommendations of artists you may enjoy following.

For instance, since I said that I like graffiti/street art, Artsy recommended that I follow Blek Le Rat, Shepard Fairey, Ravi Zupa, Finok and Keith Haring – all artists which I love! Artsy all has great art news stories and features artists which also helps make it easier to decide on an artwork to safely purchase online.

I highly recommend starting with Artsy to help you with your collection. Once you feel confident enough and learned about other artists, you can then venture out and go to galleries, art fairs and artists studios directly.

Abstract Art Galleries

An abstract art gallery or museum usually hosts art exhibitions and is also used as a location for the sale of art. Some of the abstract art form represented in such museums includes fauvism, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism.

Some famous abstract art galleries in the world are Centre Pompidou, located in Paris, Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, and the Pecci Museum of Contemporary Art and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Italy. England hosts some famous abstract art museums like Annely Juda, Estorick Collection, Modern Art Oxford, Serpentine Gallery, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate St Ives, Tate Liverpool and Pier Art Gallery. The United States also boosts two popular art galleries, the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum.

Centre Georges Pompidou, commonly known as Pompidou Centre, houses around 50,000 art works including paintings, sculptures, drawings and photographs. On the other hand, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection is a small museum on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, which primarily contains the personal art collection of Peggy Guggenheim. However, the museum also displays collections of other prominent American modernists and Italian futurists, and includes work based on themes of cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism. The museum has gained prominence in Italy for its collection of European and American art of the first half of the 20th century.

England houses some well-known art galleries. Modern Art Oxford and the Tate Gallery have some amazing abstract art collections. Modern Art Oxford was established in 1969 by a small group of Oxford dons and hosts works of renowned artists like Tracey Emin. Tate Gallery encompasses Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives and Tate Modern, and houses some of the best abstract art in the world.

In the US, the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum exhibit some famous work of abstract artists. The Museum of Modern Art houses some best modern masterpieces in the world, like Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon by Pablo Picasso, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador DalĂ­, and Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian, among others. It also displays works by leading American artists like Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns, and Edward Hopper. On the other hand, the Whitney Museum displays contemporary American art by some lesser-known artists.

Sell At An Online Art Gallery

Are you a skilled artist producing high-quality famous artwork? It can be tricky when you’re just starting out for the first time selling your artwork. Getting people interested enough in your work to want to buy it will definitely be your largest challenge. It is EXTREMELY expensive and time consuming to set-up your dragon artwork, fantasy artwork, fairy artwork, etc… at art galleries. Most artists are now turning to online art galleries not only for lower costs, but it leads to higher sales.

If you are not familiar with an online art gallery, you will be now. Online art galleries provide artists a chance to display their artwork online. All your art will be photographed and displayed on the particular online art gallery website. Often times than not, there are several artists work being displayed at the same time on a single website. You can simply create your own website and display your art on there, or if you do not wish to share one with other artists. If you are computer illiterate don’t worry, there are plenty of people you can hire out there to design a website for cheap! Outsourcing the creation of websites is a huge business and finding a website designer has never been so easy.

There are many online art galleries on the internet for you to join. It is usually free to list your piece(s) of part and the only time you are charged is when you sell something. They may take only a small portion of each sale usually 5% or less. The great thing about an online art gallery is you’re art is displayed across the entire world on the internet instead of being displayed at a specific location. For example your artwork may not be appealing to Americans and does not sell well in America, if someone see’s the same type of artwork in Mexico sales may shoot through the roof. Not all online galleries are the same. Some may only charge a one time membership fee. If you do your research and compare prices of various online art galleries, there should be no problem finding a great deal. The exposure of online art galleries is phenomenal.

The sky is the absolute limit with online art galleries and not only are you saving a ton of money by listing your artwork through online art galleries, your sales will hit the roof. Better yet, you are saving tons of travel time, gas money, and possible hotel costs if you have to travel to the nearest art gallery. Gas is approaching $4.00 a gallon which is ridiculous, who wants to travel nowadays?

I hope this article has shed some light on how amazing online art galleries are and I wish you the best of luck being a famous artist. There is a lot of money in this business and if you are half as talented as I was, you can be earning 6 figures in no time by selling your artwork through online art galleries.

Find the Sites With Lots of Of Fully Original Artwork

The last thing you should waste time with is a tattoo art gallery filled with generic junk. I bet that this is exactly what you’re doing, though, even if you’re no doing it on purpose. This happens because of how cluttered the web is with fly-by-night galleries that stuff their severs with any cookie cutter artwork they can grab, but one simple switch in how you “look” for a tattoo art gallery will open up the door to amazing galleries.

Let me tell you something pretty shocking: A whole lot of people out there are putting generic tats on their body, just because they gave up on trying to find better and more original artwork. Even worse, 99.9% of them will fully regret putting that cookie cutter design on themselves sooner or later. This is why my first tip is very important. If you want to avoid that kind of tattoo art gallery, you need to avoid one very specific tool. Avoid search engines. They are not even close to being good ways for finding high quality artwork any more.

The great galleries never come up in their lists, but I also know the quickest solution, which would be large forums. They are absolutely perfect for this job, because the biggest forums are jam packed with topics about tattoos. All of those topics can be found right in their archive section, too. Just slide into some of them and scan a few of the posts, because you will be able to grab one link after another to amazing galleries. People are sharing names and links to every awesome tattoo art gallery they’ve found on their journey through the web. It give you the surest shot at crisp, fresh, perfectly drawn designs.