Picture this: you just finished the construction and have a newly renovated space to decorate. However, the freshly painted walls are blank, and you are looking for a hanging piece that will liven the space for years to come.
There are plenty of options for you to choose from: posters, framed prints, quick decorative designs from home-good retail stores, but one option remains the best- buying original fine art.
Now, buying original art might sound intimidating at first. You might not know anything about purchasing original art, or you might think that you need a professional to do it. The fact is, anyone can become a collector of fine art based on buying art that they like. All it takes is to see an original painting to make your purchase. Here are three reasons why you should purchase original fine art for your space:
What You Buy is One-of-One
Quick design pieces that you find at large home stores are mass-produced and decorate thousands of homes. It might look nice, but there’s nothing special to it.
On the other hand, adding original artwork to your space makes the space instantlymore special because the artwork is unique. It comes with a story that you’ll want to share with your guests, and it quickly becomes a dynamic addition to the space, whereas the common design piece falls flat.
2. Original Art is a Savvy Investment
Art is an alternative asset class. Art as an asset is different because it generally remains uncorrelated to traditional investment vehicles like equities or bonds. That means when the stock market goes down, the value of your art remains the same. In fact, the value of the original art you purchase can appreciate over time in the right conditions. So, don’t miss out on future value by buying mass-produced posters and opt for a savvy investment in original art.
3. Supporting Individual Artists
The art marketplace is highly competitive. Nearly 250,000 fine artists are working in the United States, and self-employment rates among fine artists are over 50% – this is according to the National Endowment for the Arts “Artists and Other Cultural Workers” report from April 2019.
Your purchase of original artwork from artists makes a world of difference. By purchasing original art, you provide a livelihood and support fine artists’ dreams to share their visions, emotions, and stories with the world. Your purchase evolves from decoration to a meaningful connection with the artist and art sector as you become a patron of the arts.
Not sure where to start your art collector journey? Let Amparo be your entryway to the fine arts. We offer a robust inventory of emerging and established artists. Browse our collection and see how they might look in your space with numerous customizable staging options. Our team is ready to answer any of your questions and help you begin or grow your fine art collection.