Art Investment...!!

If you are investing in art, invest wisely and gradually. If one wants the artworks for home or office decoration then the first and foremost thing is to see what you like and what suits your walls and decor. Because it is you who will see it everyday and get inspire or be happy with it. You should love what you buy.

If you are looking at art as an investment, you need to keep certain things in mind.

Arun Ghosh, an experienced Art Curator based in Kolkata, points out certain basic guidelines for art investment. The thumb rule is that Invest wisely.

The other points are:

1. Sometime you need to invest in one or two everything artist. One should have a mix range portfolio of artists depending on budget.

2. Start with valuable items and once the confidence and love of art grows only then buy masters or expensive prints or originals.

3. One should always have collection of different artists which makes the collection vibrant and works of different style.

4. Always ask for authentication certificate – cost doesn’t matter.

5. Check for the medium used and re-check the life of the work.

6. Consult a reputed art dealer or art consultant – quality and authenticity is everything in art investment.

7. Buy after consulting the experienced Curator who will let you know the Market Trend. Also who has experiences and promotes different artists and showcases eminent artists.

8. Check the proper background (education, work style) of the artist, Know the artist well – talk with the curator. Once you are confident only then invest in art.

9. Select the artist depending on his education, shows held, collection, promoting gallery. This research will help you in the process of buying.

10. Quality of the work is everything. Even if the artist is an upcoming one but he/she’s talented and gifted, then the return will fetch you nice returns in long-term.