Thursday, August 09, 2007

Advice to collectors 12

In her book The Art of Buying Art: An Insider’s Guide to Collecting Contemporary Art, Paige West lists the following types of contemporary art collectors.

  • The Decorators: buying to fill spaces at home
  • The Investors: Buying low, selling high
  • The Specialists: assembling themed collections
  • The Vacationers: only buying during trips away
  • The Thrill Seekers: moving in on the hot work by the latest hot artist
  • The Addicts: ruled by passion
Any others spring to mind? Table tennis balls await.

Image: This Veterinary Surgeon collects pictures of animals. As the artist, Craig Roberts, says, "I am lucky to have a wonderful ever increasing collector base for my work, ranging from celebrities, wildlife art collectors & now Veterinary Surgeons."