Art Collecting Tips and Techniques for Successful Collecting


Here, we have a look at the habits of successful collectors. Whether you are buying out of personal passion or as a financial investment, it is important to ask the right questions to the right people, at the right time.

The art market is complex so it’s critical to understand its many and varied risks to stay informed when making a purchasing decision. Many people enjoy collecting art, but not everyone knows how to do it successfully. There are a few art collecting tips and techniques that can help anyone become a successful art collector.

First, it is important to develop a personal connection to the art. This can be done by attending exhibitions and learning about the artists and their work. The second art collecting tip is to be patient when building a collection. It can take years to find the perfect piece, so it is important to be patient and wait for the right one to come along. Finally, it is important to be willing to spend money on quality art. Collecting art is an investment, so it is important to be prepared to spend money on pieces that will appreciate in value over time. And don't be afraid to ask for expert advice to gain more art collecting tips. Visit galleries and speak with curators or other collectors about their tips for success. By following these simple tips and hearing from our art experts, you'll be well on your way to assembling a stunning collection of art that you'll enjoy for years to come.

Panel Discussion: Lisa Austin, Jessica Davidson and Nica Gutman Rieppi

Our expert panel, made up of Lisa Austin, fine art advisor to individuals and institutions; Jessica Davidson, the Director of Sales and Business Development at Bidsquare; and Nica Gutman Rieppi, the Manager of US Operations for Art Analysis and Research, offer tips and techniques for successful collecting.

Please take note that this session took place live during the 1AN Symposium at Art New York.

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Lisa Austin

As principal of Lisa Austin and Associates (LA&A), Lisa Austin has more than thirty years experience as fine art advisor to individuals and institutions, including 12 years as in-house curator for Southeast Bank, N.A., formerly Florida’s largest banking corporation. The firm’s practice includes private client acquisitions and corporate projects on a national and global scale. LA&A...

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Jessica Davidson

Jessica Davidson is the Director of Sales and Business Development at Bidsquare, a curated online auction platform where collectors can explore and bid on an authenticated selection of fine art and antiques from over 100 premier auction houses. Jessica has 9 years of combined experience in commercial gallery operations and e-commerce technology, with a focus on contemporary art sales and the...

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Nica Gutman Rieppi

Nica Gutman Rieppi is the Manager of US Operations for Art Analysis and Research (US) LLC, which specializes in the technical study of paintings using technical art history and science-based analytical approaches. She obtained a BA in Art History and French at Emory University, Atlanta, before studying for her MA and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation at the State University...

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