Finding Art is easy
Finding Art is easy
Choosing a work of art can be a pleasurable, life-enhancing experience. It doesn’t have to be difficult, intimidating or expensive.
You’re very lucky – today, art is everywhere – in cafes, in train stations, outdoor spaces, council offices, offices, homes, galleries and museums. What does this mean for you as a potential art investor? Research is easy… just keep your eyes open and be aware of what grabs your attention.
You can explore a country house crammed with artistic treasures painted by the hands of old masters and stroll around grounds filled with stunning sculptures. You can go to art festivals and fairs to view a variety of art. You can pop into museums and big galleries. You can attend end of year art school shows to see what the newest graduates are doing.
You can also learn about art from the comfort of your own home – peruse books, listen to the radio, watch television documentaries and of course, browse the Internet. All of these provide a wealth of information about art, artists, galleries, museums, and exhibitions. It’s a great way to keep abreast of current trends and future events.
To get you started on your journey, here are some very useful names and addresses:
www.chalfontartconsultancy.co.uk (yes, that’s us – we can discuss your requirements, advise you about all aspects of buying, displaying and caring for your artwork, and if we don’t have the piece you want, can use our wide network of contacts within the art world to source it for you).
www.artvalue.com (provides results of art auctions with artist search for latest prices paid)
www.artnet.com (lists future art auctions as well as auction results, plus specialist art insurance companies)
www.fineart.co.uk (This is the Fine Art Trade Guild, which can tell you everything you want to know about art and framing).
www.artscouncil.org.uk (This is the Arts Council of England, whose aim is to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in experiences that enrich people’s lives.)