Art Buying Guide For Non-Millionaires

ART There is no doubt the art world can be intimidating. I wish this wasn’t the case.

I meet people all the time that say they love art but qualify it with “I don’t know anything about it though” in embarrassed tones.

By contrast, we would never talk about a book, play or concert we loved and bracket it with a caution we knew nothing about literature or music. Everyone is absolutely entitled and capable of discovering art and letting it illuminate their world.

Here’s how to get the most out of your time, money and energy no matter where you are on your personal art journey.

Do your homework

It takes time to cultivate a sense of your personal taste. Whether you like bright abstract painting, somber etchings or surreal photography, it’s important that you don’t cut your choices off before you have even started.

Every major city is an incredible hub for art — institutionally whether it’s the Museum of Modern Art or the Tate, or even on the street where you might discover a Banksy.

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