What Inspires Collectors?

What inspires people to buy art and to collect art? True, many artists exhibit work in museums, hotels, restaurants, shows, art galleries, but unless they sell some of their work, they are going to have to look for other career paths. The art collector looks for art for a variety of reasons, and many will say that there are only a few true art collectors, but this just isn’t so.

Claes Oldenburg once said, ” I am for an artist that is political-erotical-mystical, that does something other than sit on its ass in a museum” and the truth is that a real collector is not going to look for that million dollar painting, they don’t even want pieces that are museum works. A true collector wants to choose art that speaks to them, and that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to spend thousands of dollars for an art piece.

Most collectors may start with an art work that cost them as little as $50 to $100, the important thing is that that work speaks to them and and gives them emotional value.

 Besides when you buy something form an unknown artist, you are supporting someone’s dream, and their inspiration and values.

Photo: Courtesy of JaimeLondonBoy

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