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How do You Become and Confident Art Collector?

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Where do you start? Starting a collection can be daunting. The art market, like any market is complex - price fluctuates, theories permeate and trends come and go. But before any of this, there’s art. Getting to know art is about more than market trends or academia. At its best, discovering art is about curiosity, boldness and even, uncovering yourself. So, where do you start? With art that speaks to you.   What type of art you enjoy? Discovering the perfect work is exciting. What draws each collector to a work depends. Sometimes we enjoy a work for it’s beauty,...

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A Beginner's Guide: How to start collecting art

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So you want to collect art - but where to start?   Starting an art collection can seem intimidating.  It might feel like wading into an icy ocean, with only the glow of far-off art to keep you warm.  But, it doesn’t have to.  Having your own art collection opens a mint of benefits - it can be good for your home, your mind and most importantly, your soul.  There’s a thrill and pleasure to hunting down art that isn’t out reach - no matter your budget or expertise.  To help ease you in, we’ve compiled five insider tips for...

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The Gift of Art: How to buy fine art as a gift

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The Gift of Art: What to consider when buying art as a gift   Art can be the ultimate gift.  It can say anything you like - whether that’s “I love you”, “happy mother’s day”, “congratulations on graduating” or “enjoy your new apartment”.  However, figuring out the ins and outs of giving art can be elusive.  Here’s a brief guide to hunting down the ideal gift on canvas. First off, who are you buying for? There are three things to consider when mulling this question over - how do I know this person, why am I celebrating them and what do...

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Mixing Work and Play: Can I claim taxback on works of art?

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Apparently, art can decrease stress levels.  Our brains love it - we process art, excite our minds and then move on, refreshed and invigorated.  These benefits are no sweeter, than in the workplace.   Art can boost morale, distinguish businesses and impress clients.  Plus, it looks great.  Now with certain artists tax deductible, the time is ripe to invest in art for your small business. How to Claim a Tax Deduction for Art Up until June 30th 2017,  buying art for your small business can be claimed as a complete write-off of business assets.  Broken down, this means if your business...

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