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How To Start Collecting Art In Your Twenties

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For many in their twenties, art collecting can seem like a far-off pipe dream. But the art market isn't all $450 million Leonardo da Vinci paintings and snooty evening auctions. Many in the industry are taking steps to lower barriers and bring in newer collectors, including young people.

A collection doesn't have to start with a da Vinci. For example, young collectors can support artists who are just getting started themselves. Buying the work of an emerging, or even unknown, artist isn't about bringing home a $450 million trophy for your wall.
So the next time you see a work that you like and it fits your budget, go for it! Owning a unique creation from the hand of an artist is something you'll enjoy for a lifetime.

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How does one go about finding their taste in art? The answer will be different for everyone, but here are a few key points to consider:
Be Patient
The first point of departure is knowing yourself. Ask yourself questions such as, Do I want to live with objects that inspire me? That are decorative? Once you get a good understanding, it helps you focus.
Do Your Homework
If you don't yet know which works speak to you - go out and see some art. Visit cultural institutions, museums, galleries and art fairs in your community. Choose particular artists and galleries you like and follow them. The more time you put into it, the more you'll get out of it. The most important thing is to educate yourself first.
Find People You Can Trust
Because collecting isn't something you can do alone, it is crucial that those helping you have your interests at heart. When you ask questions, make sure you are getting an honest answer.
Tastes Change
As you learn more about the arts, your tastes are going to change. That's a good thing. A collection should never be a static thing. The best collections are those that have constantly evolved and been upgraded over time.
Art Basel Miami

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1. The Art Basel International Art Fair began in Switzerland in 1970

2. In 2002, Art Basel established it's second permanent location in Miami Beach. The venue was chosen as the perfect place where people would go on vacation and revel in the enjoyment of contemporary and modern artworks from thousands of talented international artists and galleries

3. The 2017 show presented 268 leading international galleries from 32 countries attracting 82,000 visitors

4. There is a week long selection process to choose which applicants are selected for exhibition at Art Basel. Galleries who apply to Miami Art Basel undergo a review by a selection committee of international gallerists

5. Miami Art Basel attracts collectors and buyers with the deepest pockets. To see art being sold in the $100,000 - $400,000 range is not at all unusual . Find Art Experts can't wait to see what records will be shattered this year!  will be on hand again this year with the right specialist to handle your art purchase from our directory of over 15,000 art service providers ranging from art conservation to transportation


Miami Art Basel 2018

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Looking for art appraisers, fine art consultants, insurers, framers, installers, and much more in one resource, accessible from both online and mobile platforms for your Miami Art Basel purchase? pairs collectors and fine art specialists through the largest business directory on the internet with a database of over 15,000 art service providers. We have the right expert for you!

David Goist, Fellow, American Institute for Conservation

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We have a raffle winner! No Halloween tricks here - A happy David Goist received a Halloween treat at the Appraisers Association of America National Conference and is our newest Find Art Experts VIP member.

We are delighted to announce that Conservator of Paintings and Collections Management Expert, David Goist of Goist Art Conservation in Asheville, North Carolina is the lucky winner of a one year free VIP membership to the Find Art Experts raffle held at the Appraisers Association National Conference in New York.

David studied at the University of Iowa, the State University of New York at Oneonta, and holds a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Art from NYU.

We welcome David to our network of art professionals at Find Art Experts. His expertise will be a very important and welcomed addition to our database.

Appraisers Association National Conference

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As in the past, Find Art Experts is proud to be exhibiting at the Appraisers Association 2018 National Conference in New York on Sunday, October 28th and Monday, October 29th at the New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South.

The keynote speaker will be Georgina Adam, journalist and author of Dark Side of the Boom: The Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Century and Margaret C. Conrads, PhD., Director of Curatorial Affairs, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

Various Panel Topics and Connoisseurship Sessions will be conducted, together with Networking Luncheons each day. A gallery reception for conference attendees will take place at Alexandre Gallery on Sunday, October 28th.

We look forward to seeing you there. Please stop by our exhibition table to enter the VIP Raffle for a chance to win a one year free VIP Membership to Find Art

Star Wars and the Power of Costume

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Find Art Experts recently visited the Star Wars and the Power of Costume exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts featuring over 60 handmade costumes together with concept art and movie memorabilia from the archives of George Lucas.

Here are five spectacular surprises that caught our eye:

Princess Leia's Slave Costume

1. Princess Leia's Slave Costume - Costume worn by Princess Leia while enslaved by Jabba the Hutt. Actor Carrie Fisher called it "the bikini from hell," but later said that the costume had one redeeming quality; her character uses the chain to strangle and kill her captor


Bounty Hunters Production Painting

2. Bounty Hunters Production Painting  - Painting on board by Ralph McQuarrie, circa 1980


Darth Maul Sith Costume

3. Darth Maul Sith Costume - The villainous Sith wore sleek flowing black robes drawing on the association of dark colors and evil in Western cultures. The designers used loose cuts to accommodate grueling fight sequences, which have a flaring, dramatic effect on the screen


Cantina Scene Concept Art

4. Concept Art from the Cantina Scene - Mixed media on paper by John Mollo, circa 1976. The artist labeled some of the sketches "walrus," "weird girl," and "local ugly men" who later appear in the bar scene from 1977's Star Wars


Padwe Amidala's Wedding Gown

5. Padme Amidala's Wedding Gown - Costume worn by Padme Amidala, by actor Natalie Portman, Episode 11: Attack of the Clones, 2002, for her secret marriage to Anakin Skywalker on the planet Naboo. The gown made from an antique Italian bedspread, enhanced with over 300 yards of handmade French-knotted braid and pearls


Unleash the Force and explore the artistry of the world's most recognized cinematic costumes and movie memorabilia!



Three Billboards

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The following is a sponsored post by the International Society of Appraisers / ISA Affinity Business Partner (ABP),  

While planning a marketing and relationship-building trip to Art Dubai 2018, Find Art Experts received a personal invitation by Emirati and French representatives of the Louvre Abu Dhabi to attend a presentation titled A Unique Cross-Cultural Collaboration. The invitation represents an important turning point for international recognition of America's art appraisal community.

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Find Art Experts visited Art Dubai as part of its global expansion plans to introduce American appraisers to the Middle Eastern art market. Future marketing endeavors on the part of Find Art Experts include visits and meetings during Art Basel in America at Miami Beach in December 2018, Italy's Venice Biennale in May 2019, and a return to Art Dubai in March 2019. We are making our presence known in these markets and art fairs to open our 15,000-member database to markets all over the globe.

Appraisers in America may be surprised to learn that reaching global markets is not as daunting as it initially seems. Like any endeavor, there are steps to take and pitfalls to avoid. We learned:

  • Marketing to a global customer base can cost a lot of time and money

  • The right help can slash the time it takes to educate consumers about your service

  • Focusing on markets that provide the best return on a minimal investment is a good strategy

  • To avoid chasing too many opportunities and to stay true to our service

  • The importance of educating ourselves about a region's cultural heritage and the unique needs of a new clientele

Our trip to the United Arab Emirates was dedicated to learning more about these challenges and it was extremely informative. 

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Find Art Experts recently made a guest appearance on the nationally-syndicated radio program "Whatcha Got." The segment focused on how the new gives collectors insider information to more than 200+ collecting and service categories from 15,000 fine art and collectibles experts in their hometown or around the world. "Whatcha Got" features the latest news from the world of antiques and collectibles.

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