Here you have them: the easiest ways to start collecting Art. As so often, starting something new always comes with stepping stones and intensive thoughts. How to start, is always the toughest. Afterwards, it’s just so easy to continue. To give you some first stepping stones and ideas, on the easiest ways to start collecting art, I’ve concluded some tips on how to get started and how to find out what kind of art you prefer the most. Is it paintings or sculptures? Useful or decorative only?
buying art postcards
During my Trip to the south of France, I literally went nuts in the museum shops. I have never ever bought that many postcards & I’m not even planning on sending them! Most museums I’ve visited sold beautiful postcards with prints of their exhibited art pieces. For sure I had to get myself some Roy Liechtenstein’s and Chagall and Monet. As I can’t afford the real ones I thought about creating a “small” art gallery picture wall, only using those postcards. To display them, I’m still debating between framing each postcard individually or placing them all on one thin shelf. What’s your opinion on using postcards as an “art starter package”?
Andy Warhol Design Socks by Happy Socks
Just released, the Andy Warhol Design Socks by Swedish brand Happy Socks are definitely a must-have for art lovers and aspiring art enthusiasts. Art actually becomes useful, in form of those comfy cotton socks. Absolutely limited, you should get your pair, or box, of those socks asap before they sell out. It’s either possible to buy them by the pair, or in this truly nice designed box as a set of 4 socks. This Andy Warhol Sock Box 4 set includes some of Andy Warhols most iconic designs: Banana, Flower, Cow & Dollar. Andy Warhol, who actually founded Interview magazine btw, believed in the idea of turning everyday objects into art. So, why not transform a pair of socks an piece of art!? Find out more here
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visiting art museums and art fairs – to find out what kind of art you like (the most)
First off, I’d recommend getting an idea of art. And what you prefer the most. Abstract paintings over surrealism, Renaissance paintings over pop art, sculptures over flat paintings? Therefore, I’d recommend visiting multiple museums and even art fairs, such as Art Basel, to sharpen your senses. One of my favourite museums I have visited to-date is Achille Forti Modern Art Gallery Verona, situated right below the bell tower in the heart of the city. I have found so many favourite paintings, and even artists, I could revisit every single day and still find new perspectives on paintings. Maybe you will find a similar place of attraction?