Do you question your fine art as investment – and only buy art for what it might bring you in return?
Would you ever demand that an old duvet cover or set of towels bring you more money in your spring garage sale than it originally cost?
What in hell am I talking about??? I am bringing into focus the off-the-wall idea that original art you buy now to hang on your wall should first and foremost be judged and valued on “investment value.” Some will buy art now only when they are assured it will sell for more later.
But that is absurd!
It’s as unlikely to find a new art purchase actually accelerating in value as it is to find an old Beenie Baby collection really being worth thousands… Or to find a signed copy of the Magna Carta in a flea market cookie tin.
On top of the unlikeliness of all that, in expecting investment acceleration, you could be guilty of outright unrealistic expectations.
Here is a better way to look at things:
Now, you ask, ‘if I purchase a landscape to go with it- can I be guaranteed a resell on that’?
Not only No, but Hell No!
That art you fall in love with, and purchase for about the cost of one really finely-crafted quilt, will make you happy to wake up to every morning from now on. Your art purchase will inspire you to think and inspire you to be strong in your own choices. Your art purchase does not need to do more than that!
Buy your choices of paintings for the joy they will give you. Buy your fine art as investment in your quality of home life.
Look at your paintings until you use them up! And if that day does come – then stick them in another room, donate somewhere or re-gift. But if that day never comes, if you never tire of the views you’ve bought, then smile more and more with each day they please you as you realize these are the best darn decorating choices you could have ever made.--
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