Not only am I a working artist, but I also work in a small local art gallery, so I’ve pretty much heard every excuse for people not buying fine art or handmade goods. “I love this, but it’s just a bit more than I’m willing to spend,” or “Oh… I thought it wasn’t going to be so expensive,” or (we all know this one), “Well I could do that.” I even heard someone say that I put the decimal in the wrong place, as in instead of a $500 painting it should be $50. And I get it—well not that last one, that guy was just a dick—art has been a luxury for centuries and is still considered one today.
You’re not wrong. Contemporary art can be a luxury that only a small percentage can afford, but nowadays that’s often not the case. Even if a piece of work seems beyond your means right now, it can still be worth the investment. So in today’s blog post, I’m going to attempt to convince people why art is something you should invest in, why the number on the price tag might seem a bit high, and the positive results of owning artwork you love.Read More