Consejos para coleccionistas de arte “principiantes”

Tips for “beginner” art collectors

Starting a print collection is an exciting adventure that can enrich your life and your environment. However, for beginning collectors, it can seem like a daunting challenge - we've all started that way. Here we provide you with a step-by-step guide with valuable tips to help you begin your journey into the world of printmaking with complete confidence and success.

  • Research and Education

Before you dive into purchasing prints, spend time researching and educating yourself. Learn about different printmaking styles, notable artists, techniques, and the history of printmaking. Books, websites, and museum visits are excellent resources for gaining knowledge.

  • Define your Tastes and Preferences

Discovering what type of prints you are drawn to is essential. Do you lean towards black and white prints or do you prefer full color lithographs? Do you have an affinity for a particular artistic period or style? Defining your tastes will help you focus your search and build a coherent collection.

  • Set a Budget

As a beginning collector, it is important to set a clear budget. Engravings vary in price, and a budget will help you make informed decisions and avoid spending more than you can afford.

  • Buying from Trusted Sources

Purchase your prints from trusted sources, such as established art galleries, reputable online stores, and reputable art auctions. Research the authenticity of the engraving and the reputation of the seller before making a purchase.

  • Unique Work or Limited Edition

Consider whether you prefer to purchase a unique work or a limited edition. Unique works are usually more expensive, but they are exclusive pieces. Limited editions are a more affordable option and offer greater availability.

  • Relevant artists or young promises?

When we started, we got carried away by the names of the main artists on the market, such as Chillida , Picasso , Dalí , Matisse and a long list of world-renowned artists.

Don't be afraid to explore those collections of lesser-known artists but with a good track record over time.

Also consider the intention with which you want to create the art collection, to display it in your home or with the vision of obtaining profitability in the short, medium or long term, the works to choose will not be the same.

  • Examine the State of Conservation

When purchasing an engraving, inspect its condition. Look for possible damage, stains or discoloration. An engraving in good condition will have a higher value and last longer.

  • Authenticity and Documentation

Be sure to obtain documentation that supports the authenticity of the work, such as certificates of authenticity or printing proofs. This documentation is crucial if you decide to sell the work in the future. All works of Exclusive Art are delivered with a certificate of authenticity.

  • Storage and Conservation

Once you have your prints, be sure to store them properly to protect their quality and value over time. Use archival materials and avoid exposure to direct sunlight and extreme humidity conditions.

  • Keep a Record of your Collection

Keep track of the works you purchase, including details such as title, artist, date of purchase, and value. This will help you keep an inventory of your collection and make it easier to manage your art estate.

  • Connect with the Artistic Community

Don't underestimate the value of connecting with other collectors and art enthusiasts. Participate in art exhibitions, conferences and online forums. These connections can provide you with valuable information and enrich your experience as a collector.

  • Enjoy the Trip

Finally, remember that art collecting is an ongoing journey. As your knowledge and passion for prints grows, your collection will too. Enjoy the process of discovery and the thrill of owning works of art that inspire you.

It's your time, start your collection!!

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