Amy Guidry 's comment on Art Collecting: Should artists buy art?
|Amy Guidry |
|10 months ago|
Great article! Yes, I buy art and have a small collection of works from artists mostly in my area (depending on where I was living at the time). I love the work but another factor is I know the artists on a personal level. I like them personally, plus their work is more likely to come to mind when I'm looking to buy. Just goes to show that consistently getting your name out there works.
Since these are not small purchases, my husband and I discuss this as a joint venture before buying. We usually go around the gallery and discuss which pieces we each like and narrow it down from there. By having these conversations (usually during events), I hope that it inspires others around us to think in terms of purchasing as well. Plus having that little red dot next to a piece helps.