The draw of owning original works of art is unmistakable. There is nothing like standing in front of a masterpiece, seeing the brushstrokes, and realizing that the artist once stood in this same spot and experienced this same moment.
Original works of art are not reserved for the wealthy. The growing popularity of art festivals is evidence that art collectors come in all shapes and sizes with original art starting at as little as $100. Regardless of whether your art budget is ten million or ten dollars, you can have original art in your home. So start collecting today and who knows... you might just discover the next Picasso.
Each of us wants to leave a legacy. By leaving behind a physical reminder of our lives, like a love letter or journal, we can extend our legacy for generations. The art we collect is an other way to leave a legacy.
Our art stands as a testament to what mattered most to us, and leaves in the world a thing of beauty that grows more valuable with time. Start today to make original art a part of your family legacy.
Art has always been considered an investment against inflation, but recently Stanford Business wrote: "Art has been emerging as a new asset class for the well-diversified portfolio. The reported returns are enough to catch anyone's eye: the index of fine art sales, used by art advisors to sell art funds, shows an average annual return of 10% over the past four decades." - Stanford Business, October 21, 2013
Although there are no guarantees when it comes to any investment, the advantage in collecting art over other asset classes is easily seen (pun intended). It is more enjoyable to look at a beautiful work of art than staring at a stock certificate. So don't wait. Make art a part of your investment plans.