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Keep These Factors In Mind When Purchasing Local Irish Art
Are you considering buying Irish art as an investment? While there has been an increase in demand and values for work from both dead and living Irish artists, it is still best to buy what you like rather than what it is worth. Contemporary Irish art may turn out to be a great investment, but when you purchase a piece because you really like it, the eventual worth isn’t much of a consideration.
Before beginning your search, take some time to understand what you are buying. This can take a lot of time, but purchasing art isn’t something that should be done quickly and without thought. When it comes to Irish artists, getting to know their work can be a sizeable task. If you decide to extend your research to both living and dead Irish artists and then include Scottish or British works, your task just multiplied ten-fold.
The best way to learn what you like is to visit art galleries. Attend showings and visit exhibitions. While at the show, talk with the exhibiting artists and the gallery staff and ask questions about the works you enjoy or which interest you.
When you choose a piece you like, chances are you will also try and understand the work. It may take you a while to find the right piece since the market is diverse and very large. It may help to limit your search to one or two Irish artists. If you decide to focus on living Irish artists, you may have to target certain geographic areas or a particular genre. It may take a while to determine your exact interests, but it will help you find the pieces you enjoy.
It is also smart to spend as much as you can afford. The more you pay now, the more likely the work will be to appreciate in value.