How to start your art collection without breaking the bank
Starting an art collection that contains more than the early works of your children and punctured canvases from flea markets doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.
The trick is often to find low-priced artworks from artists who also sell at high prices. They are established enough to be able to set their prices high, yet still have works available at lower prices. To help you with the search, we’re presenting you here four artists who have works for sale at least a third of their highest valued work.
If you’re looking to add a good name to your collection but not ready to go for the most valued, check out our selection here:
Jose Capaz, Ataraxia, $11000
Jose Capaz, Vulgar Landscape, $600
Lyubov Matyunina, Window to Armenia, $4000
Lyubov Matyunina, Water Spirit, $350
Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Fractal Croix, $5000
Alejandro Piñeiro Bello, Reencuentros, $1250
Kendall Geers, Petals of Blood 627, $33000
One of the reasons for price differences like this is sometimes the number of editions. His highest valued work Petals of Blood (627) on Snark.art is available for $33000. The work is acrylic on canvas and as such is a single piece.
If you go for a silkscreen print, suddenly you can get a well established name and museum-collected artist at home with After Love (Anarchist) for $1700.
Kendall Geers, After Love (Anarchist), $1700
Acquiring Geers' print would also support a great cause. Working with Human Rights Watch in combating rape and femicide in his home country of South Africa, Kendell Geers requested that all proceeds from the first sold print of 'After Love (Anarchist)' are donated to that cause.
As you can see, there are many ways to get access to high value artists without large investment. We hope you’ve enjoyed the selection, and remember, the key is for you to find something you love and will cherish. Art can be a great investment, and sometimes the greatest investment is in the value you add to your experience of living in your home with a unique artwork.