Tips On Buying Your First Original Abstract Paintings In Chicago

by | Nov 23, 2016 | Arts and Recreation

Owning original art is a dream for many art lovers in the area. It can be a fairly big investment, and not just from a financial point of view. Being in a position to care for original art usually means having a long-term place of residence and the patience needed to properly care for it once you bring it home. Once those conditions are met, however, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide which abstract paintings to purchase. Unlike buying prints, there is a level of commitment involved, which can make it seem a bit daunting. Here are a few tips on buying your first original abstract paintings in Chicago.

Know Your Style

Be sure that your first purchase is of an abstract painting that suits your own personal style, not one that is particularly trendy or currently popular. Your first purchases should compliment your style, not compete with it. This will guarantee that you will be happy with your first abstract purchases, which can in turn lead to more. While there is nothing wrong with buying a trendy item simply because it’s in fashion, making sure that your first few purchases have a timeless quality to them guarantees that you will enjoy them for much longer, giving them some sentimental value as well.

Figure Out The Purpose

Take a few moments and consider exactly why you are buying original paintings. Some patrons buy paintings purely out of love, or a desire to have those paintings in their home or office. Other patrons use art as a form of investment, either a financial investment or as a way to improve the emotional tone of a room. Buying art out of love is fairly simple, the only requirement is that it is aesthetically pleasing and within your budget. Art purchased as a form of investment is trickier, and involves some study of the area. If you are looking to purchase art as a financial investment, be sure that you have spoken with several experts and read some literature on the subject to make an informed purchase.

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