Collectors

How to become a collector

  • Focus on acquiring a collection that inspires and pleases yourself first, and others second.  
  • Buy the highest quality piece you can afford from an artist you love.

“One, you need to love it, two you need to be able to afford it, and three, you need to love it.”
Laurence L. DiCarlo, director-partner, Fishbach Gallery, New York

  • Visit museums, art galleries and art openings on a regular basis. 
  • Learn by asking questions of gallery owners and art consultants.
  • Talk to artists about their art. 
  • Use the web to research artists and galleries.
  • Visit artnet.com or artprice.com to find out information on pricing. 
  • Learn about art history and art movements. 
  • Consider enlisting the services of a professional art consultant.