Art Basel will be in Miami the first weekend of December and with it comes many art buyers and the most influential people in the world of art. It is the second largest art fair in the world and it is an excellent time to add a piece of work to your collection. Often in remodeling, a piece of artwork is used as a focal point. Designers often will take a cue from colors or textures in a piece of art to design a room around. Before you go to Art Basel and choose a piece for yourself, we have a few tips for buying art for the home. If you are looking to sell your home with an art collection, contact us today.
1. Preparation: Before you head into the art fairs, make sure you have the measurements of the area you are looking to fill. Length versus width in inches is what is used in the art world. Consultants are on hand at booths so you will not be alone, however it is also a good idea to ask your interior designer to come with you as well.
2. Emotion: You will be living with a piece of art every day and it is important that it makes you feel a certain way that you can live with. A piece of advice that is very sound is to go through a magazine, such as a travel magazine, and monitor your feelings towards certain imagery. Whether a beach scene is pleasing or mountains, keep a note of the feeling you get then apply that when you are looking at art.
3. Representation: The art dealer you work with is very important. Fine art is an investment as much as real estate is. A reputable dealer will not discount more than 10% and beware of those that misrepresent an artist or work as appreciating too high too fast. They will try to sell you a piece the same day, but rest on it and go back to the place you have, chances are, you will be able to buy it the second day.