Marsha Hamby Savage 's comment on Art Collecting: Should artists buy art?
|Marsha Hamby Savage |
|10 months ago|
What a great article ... and hopefully many that have not said they are purchasing (or trading) art will think about doing so!
I think I participated when you asked the question ... but it started me thinking again about what I do have. I have around 50 different artists, one or two pieces by several, and I have as many as 8 to 10 pieces of a couple of them. In the collection, there are a few pieces of three dimensional art of different types. Quite a few were bought from instructors, some were bought at art auctions to benefit a cause, some were traded ... and many were bought when my husband and I visited galleries or art festivals and shows.
As someone else mentioned above, it is quite funny when visitors to my home mention "I know you have loads of your art decorating your home." There are a few hanging I could not part with... but I can smile, show them around and if they are interested enough, I tell them about each of the artists that I collect. It is a real joy to do this ... and to live each day with such inspiring works of art.
We will continue to collect ... though, I have some paintings that are not hanging due to no room. I suppose now I must start rotating some of the work, right?