Calling all aspiring art collectors: If you’re wondering how to buy art, read these tips before making your first purchase.
Unlike the usual shopping spree, art buying can seem like a daunting area to break into as a newbie. But if you love curated interiors and are on the hunt for the perfect addition to your wall, we’ve got beginner-friendly tips on how to buy art pieces. Go ahead and start your art buying journey…
How to buy art: 5 tips for your first art collection
1. Dive into the world of art
Good things take time, as they say. When it comes to honing your art appreciation instincts, immersing yourself in art-filled spaces is the ideal starting point. Attend gallery openings, wander through museums and explore street art. Better yet, check out the upcoming Affordable Art Fair for fab creations at beginner-friendly prices!
2. Diversify your palette
Tip: don’t limit yourself to a single style or artist when you’re new to art. We recommend exploring different styles (from vibrant pop art to elegant impressionism) and forms (think sculptures, paintings and so on). Begin by exploring a wide range of art, and you’ll gradually notice a pattern in the artworks you’re drawn to.
3. Meet the artists
Mingling with artists face-to-face can be an incredibly eye-opening experience. Artists from the United States, Hong Kong, and Singapore will be making an appearance at the F1 Pit Building during this year’s Affordable Art Fair. Curious to learn more about their art? Grab a chance for an in-person chat for a better understanding of their creative process.
4. Say yes to expert advice
Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from art pros and advisors. Galleries and art events often have knowledgeable staff whose expertise you can rely on. Trust your instincts when selecting your desired artwork, but be open to professional advice too – it doesn’t hurt to ask!
5. Know your numbers
Art comes in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. Once you have an idea of what kind of art you like, it’s time to consider your budget before making that first purchase. The good news? There’s an artwork for every budget. Make space in your agenda from 10 to 12 November 2023 for the 16th edition of Affordable Art Fair Singapore. Here, you’ll find original contemporary pieces under $15,000, with 75% of featured pieces priced below $7,500.
Expect a visual feast featuring thousands of original contemporary artworks from over 80 galleries representing 20 countries. We’re talking about local names like Victor Tan, Masturah Sha’ari, and Jeffrey Wandly from Singapore; as well as international artists like Yeaji Lee from South Korea, Freya Stockford from Leeds in the UK, Charles Fazzino from New York in the US and more.
With amazing art at accessible price points, exciting art workshops, family-friendly activities and even great glasses of bubbly, Affordable Art Fair is the perfect place to start or expand your art collection without breaking the bank. You’ll have an impressive art collection in no time…
This post is in partnership with Affordable Art Fair.