DOS AND DON’TS OF BUY­ING ART

NZ Life & Leisure - - Starting Over -

Art is much eas­ier to buy than sell so take your time, do your re­search, and look for au­then­tic­ity. Know the dif­fer­ence be­tween art and decor. Don’t choose art be­cause it matches the cur­tains. Be mind­ful of prove­nance: buy­ing a paint­ing made in a sweat­shop in Asia doesn’t equate to buy­ing art. Ex­pect your taste to change over time. You may find the most dif­fi­cult- to- like works are ones you end up lov­ing. The de­ci­sion to buy art should be based more on emo­tion than in­vest­ment po­ten­tial.

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