Whether you were an art major in college or you are simply looking for a new hobby, you have always admired artists and their ability to turn a blank canvas into a masterpiece. While you may have dabbled in fine art before, you are now ready to start a fine art collection of your own, but doing so is easier said than done.
Tips on Collecting Fine Art & Displaying It
Starting a personal art collection can be a challenge and is certainly daunting if you do not know where to begin. Do not worry; as providers of professional art framing services, we have some tips for collectors to get you started.
Do Your Research
Before you buy an expensive piece of art, do some research on the market. You want to know that you are getting a fair price and that the work is legitimate. You may also want to research to find a style of art you like, artists, or specific time period so that your collection has a focus.
Frame It Immediately
The longer the artwork goes without a high-quality frame, the more likely that damage may occur. You will also want to show off your new piece as soon as possible, so the sooner you get a frame for the piece, the faster you can display it where you choose.
Try To Build Relationships
Like many things, it pays to know someone. A big tip for collectors is to try to build connections with art consultants or galleries in the area. Doing so can give you first access to new artists or new works from your favorite artists.
Protect Your Art
You paid good money for your artwork, so you want it to last. The best way to protect a piece is to find fine art framers that offer museum-quality framing. For works on paper, your frame should have acid-free matting to prevent staining and UV protective glass to prevent sun damage.
Choose the Right Frame
You want a frame that elevates the piece, not detracts from it. If you are still in the early stages of starting an art collection, you may not be sure what type of frame is best. An experienced framing consultant can help you choose a frame moulding that complements the piece and can also provide advice about matting and other enhancements such as fillets or liners to enhance details in your art.
Whether you are interested in finding a frame for a piece of fine art or you are looking for framing for wedding photos, at Rosenbaum Framing we are here to help. With 40 years in the industry, we have the expertise and experience you need to start a fine art collection or decorate your home.